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Laragai and her group spent the better part of the night wandering around outside. When they returned in the morning, they were accompanied by Orwa, Bomani, Vuria and Narok. The orphans were let out and the entire herd walked out to browse. Shortly later, they were joined by Mutara's group. Garzi picked a fight with Sities which went on for quite some time until Garzi gave up and moved to Kanjoro, thinking that he would be able to defeat him. However, Kanjoro fought tooth and nail to make sure that he wasn't defeated by Garzi. Garzi surrendered when the going got too tough for him. Turkwel settled to feed with Siangiki and from time to time stopped feeding to have a brief chat with her. Enkikwe settled to browse with Karisa while Maramoja settled to feed with Rapa.

At mud bath time, Ukame was annoyed by Rapa, Pare and Maramoja when heading for their milk, as they ran faster than her leaving her behind. After having her milk, Ukame decided to teach Maramoja and Rapa a lesson by trying to run after them so as to push them. Maramoja and Rapa had already read what was in Ukame's mind and as soon as they had their milk, they walked far away from Ukame. When they saw her approaching in a charging mood, Rapa and Maramoja disappeared so fast such that all Ukame saw was a cloud of dust left behind! Naseku, Roi, Tusuja and Dupotto enjoyed a cooling mud bath in a drying water hole north east of the mud bath. In the afternoon, Kauro scared his friends when he pretended to hear or see something scary, and ran towards the keepers. The rest of the herd ran behind him. When he got close to the keepers, Kauro stopped and started feeding as if nothing had happened! His intention was to be close to his keepers and his trick worked since all his friends had escorted him there.

Garzi picked a fight with Sities

Turkwel and Siangiki

Garzi playing with Kanjoro

Kauro leading the group


Laragai, Garzi, Kithaka, Barsilinga, Lemoyian, Siangiki, Enkikwe, Olsekki and Sokotei, who had spent the night outside after the cunning Laragai managed to open the gate for them, reported early in the morning at the stockade compound. The other orphans were let out and joined them outside. Maramoja followed by Rapa led the way straight to the browsing field as the rest of the herd followed behind them. Only Kauro was seen from time to time taking some time off from feeding to participate in a soil dusting exercise. The temperature was moderate and after the orphans had their noon milk bottle they jumped into the mud wallow and enjoyed cooling off by wading through the water from one edge to the other. Boromoko and Galla enjoyed climbing on their friends while still in the water. After wallowing, Barsilinga and Kithaka had a light strength testing exercise as Lemoyian watched, hoping to get an invitation by the winner. In the afternoon, the orphans settled to browse close to Imenti area where Pare and Maramoja took a break from feeding to relax under a tree until it was a bit cooler and they felt like browsing again. 

Orphans wallowing altogether

Kithaka playing with Barsilinga

Sunyei and baby Siku

Maramoja and Pare in the shade


Tusuja and Sirimon started their day by participating in a strength testing exercise soon after they were let out. Boromoko and Dupotto opted to drink water first before settling for lucerne. The two walked down to the water trough before joining their friends for lucerne. Tusuja surrendered his game and this left Sirimon with no other option other than to move Enkikwe and invite him for a pushing game. Enkikwe accepted and had a brief pushing game before it was interrupted by the dominant boy Garzi. Kauro kept himself busy by scratching on a nearby rock as he waited for the signal that they were heading out to the Park.

Out in the bush, Barsilinga teamed up with Lemoyian to feed as Kithaka settled to feed with Pare. Shortly before mud bath time, the orphans came across a small pool of water where Galla, Rapa, Maramoja, Ukame, Naseku and Pare decided to go into the water and have a great wallowing time. Bongo, the water boy, appeared from the bushes and joined them. Dupotto led Tusuja and Kamok in the first group as they headed for their milk. In the afternoon we watched as Kauro briefly chatted with Maramoja and then Bongo escorted the juniors back to the stockades for the evening.

Kauro scratching on a rock

Pare and Kithaka browsing

Kithaka playing with Barsilinga

Galla playing in the mud



Karisa led the way out soon after the morning milk. Outside the stockade, the orphans were received by Orwa, Vuria, Narok and Bomani. Laragai had let her stockade-mates out by opening the gate at around midnight and Kithaka, Barsilinga, Garzi, Lemoyian, Siangiki, Enkikwe, Olsekki and Sokotei were happy to join Mutara’s group that had camped outside the stockade. This group joined the orphans later out in the bush. Tusuja and Boromoko, who have become playmates recently, started their day activities by engaging each other in a pushing game. The orphans settled to browse close to the stockade in anticipation of the arrival of Pare, Rapa and Maramoja. At 8.40 am, the lorry carrying the three Nursery babies arrived, much earlier than usual, and they were offloaded. Roi, Galla, Kauro and Karisa were the first ones to meet with the new babies. Kauro welcomed them by rumbling as Roi was inquisitive as she moved around them, gently touching them with her trunk. After quenching their thirst at the water troughs, the new babies were led away to the browsing field. Pare seemed quite at home and straight away started feeding on grass flanked by Ukame, Galla and Naseku. Maramoja and Rapa stuck together as they moved and did everything together. Ukame tried to bully Pare but was cautioned by the keepers. Mutara, Turkwel and Suguta checked in and walked straight up to Maramoja and Rapa, wanting to greet the new babies. At eleven o'clock in morning, the new arrivals were taken for their first mud bath in Ithumba, where they were joined by the senior Ex Orphans led by Yatta. The orphans had a spectacular wallowing time as they waded through the water from one edge of the mud bath to the other. In the afternoon, the orphans settled to feed in the Kanziku area where Pare, Maramoja and Rapa continued to receive lessons about being in the wild from their older friends.  

Ex orphan Sunyei, her baby Siku and Gawa

Maramoja exiting the lorry

Pare with the other orphans

Turkwel, Maramoja, Rapa, Mutara

Maramoja, Mutara and Rapa


Orwa, Bomani and Narok joined the juniors as soon as they came out of their stockade. Boromoko, who appeared to have woken up in a jovial mood, decided to give Roi a hard time by riding on her each time they met. Roi decided to quit feeding on lucerne and left to stand close to Narok, knowing that Narok would defend her. Upon seeing this, Boromoko turned to Tusuja and engaged him in a pushing game that lasted only for a few seconds.

Out in the bush, the dependent orphans were joined by Mutara’s group briefly, who then made off with the group that is off now off milk, plus some others. Kithaka, Laragai, Garzi, Lemoyian, Barsilinga, Siangiki, Enkikwe, Olsekki and Sokotei went for a tour with Mutara’s group and rejoined the milk dependent group later on the way to the mud bath. After mud bath, Galla had fun rolling on the ground as Wanjala tested his strength against a tree. In the afternoon, Oltaiyoni teamed up with Namalok and Dupotto while Sapalan settled to feed with Barsilinga. In the evening, Shukuru, who still chooses to remain dependent while others younger than her make that big step to living in the wild, walks at her own pace and came into the compound later at around 6pm.

Boromoko climbing on Roi


Galla having fun on the ground




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