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6/19/2018 

Olare and Mutara’s groups were relaxing outside the stockade again when the orphans were let out. Mutara settled to feed on lucerne with the new babies Esampu, Mteto and Mundusi. Mutara appeared to have been giving them some hints about real life outside the stockades. Karisa had a misunderstanding with Wanjala that resulted in strength testing exercise.

Later the quiet Namalok, who is now feeling more settled and interacting more with his friends, had a fun time as he engaged Tusuja in a light strength testing exercise. Olare and Mutara’s groups browsed with the juniors up to eleven o'clock in the morning when it was time for the dependent orphans to head to mud bath for their milk bottles. Esampu led the first group while Maramoja led the second one. The third group was led by Mteto as Pare led the forth group to come in and take their milk in turns. As the younger orphans were feeding, ex-orphans Nasalot, her baby Nusu, Ishanga, Kasigau, Bongo, Sidai, Galana, baby Gawa, Loijuk, Lualeni, Kilabasi, Makireti and three wild boys who looked nervous showed up, but they left shortly after drinking water. They reappeared again later at the stockades in the evening, this time with ten wild elephants with them. The afternoon was chilly and quiet. The orphans in the company of Mutara and Olare’s groups settled to browse in the Kone area again, and later in the evening they escorted the dependent orphans back to the stockades.
 

Maramoja leading


Lualeni


Loijuk

6/18/2018 

With Shukuru having gone back to Tsavo it seems Ndiwa has taken over her shoes. She likes to wander off during the day and browse on her own, and today the Keepers had a hard time following her as she chose to walk deeper into the forest.

There was chaos during the public visiting time today as Kiasa, who seems to be working hard to fill Esampu’s shoes as the naughty girl in the Nursery, was trying to take an extra milk bottle from Sattao. She was bullying Sattao and in the process the keeper feeding him dropped his bottle spilling some of the milk on the ground, until another keeper came over and managed to chase the naughty girl away. Malkia wanted some extra milk too, but she did it by sucking up the extra milk in the wheelbarrow with her trunk, as Sagala tried to suck on the empty bottles. Jotto was being very funny trying to scratch his tummy on one of the water troughs, bending his legs in such a way as to reach the right spot. Sana Sana slowly got into the mud bath, spraying herself with muddy water to cool her body, and then Kuishi joined her too. Maisha was only preferred to spray herself from the side of the mud pool using her trunk, but she managed to spray some of the unsuspecting visitors behind her too!
 

Kiasa walking in for her milk


Sattao walking through the bush


Sana Sana all muddy!

6/16/2018 

The orphans briefly settled for lucerne in the morning shortly after they were let out. Enkikwe, who is still recovering from the lion attack, was the last one to leave the stockade. This is because he has to wait to be treated every morning. Enkikwe was welcomed outside by Rapa who stopped him to communicate with him, and we can only assume Rapa wanted to find out how Enkikwe was feeling at the moment. Galla engaged Bomani in a pushing game as Karisa played with Namalok. Out in the bush Sapalan settled to browse with Pare as the rest of the morning was quiet without any major observation.

At mud bath time, the weather was warm and the orphans enjoyed wallowing in the mud hole. Esampu, Mundusi and Mteto teamed up with Roi and Naseku who taught them how to wallow nicely. Tusuja and Galla enjoyed a strength testing exercise in water while Sapalan complained loudly when Karisa tried to push him out. After wallowing, the orphans had a spectacular soil dusting exercise before being led back out to browse by Maramoja. In the afternoon, the orphans settled to browse in Kone area up to five o'clock in the afternoon, when Dupotto led the first group back to the stockades.
 

Sapalan and Pare


Mundusi and Mteto


Orphans soil dusting

6/14/2018 

Tumaren, Melia, Chemi Chemi, Orwa, Bomani, Makireti, Murka, Naisula and Kitirua were outside the stockade when the orphans were let out. The entire herd briefly settled for lucerne and after Melia led the way out to browse.

Tumaren enjoyed a game of lying down just to try and trick the young ones to come and climb on her. Mundusi, Esampu and Mteto didn't fall for Tumaren's trick but watched from a distance. Tumaren got up when she realized that she wasn’t getting any takers for her game. Mteto and Mundusi, who are close friends, settled for a soil dusting exercise while Kamok and Tusuja had a light strength testing exercise that lasted for quite some time. Wanjala played with Roi while Chemi Chemi played with Naisula. At mud bath time, the weather was fairly warm and the orphans together with the ex-orphans decided to wallow in the mud bath before heading for a soil dusting exercise. In the afternoon, Melia led the entire team to the western slope of Ithumba Hill where the orphans settled to browse. In the evening, the ex-orphans escorted the juniors back to the stockade.
 

Murka scratching her eye


Esampu


Tusuja plays with Kamok

6/14/2018 

Shukuru’s training to enter the elephant moving lorry has been the easiest out of all the orphans that have been moved recently. Angela has decided that it is time for her to be with older orphans again, as she is looking dull and lonely without their company. She has decided that the best place for Shukuru to be is in the easy habitat of Umani Springs, where she will never have to walk far to find water and vegetation to eat. Today was to be her last day in the Nursery, as well as the last chance to familiarize her with the lorry that would take her to the Umani stockades very early tomorrow morning. For the 9am milk feed she was escorted back to the stockades to have her milk bottles in the lorry with Tagwa. It went very smoothly and since she went in so well, it was decided there was no need to familiarize her with the noon feed as well. At 3pm it was Malkia’s turn to escort her and all went okay again.
It has been very cold in Nairobi over the past few days and none of the orphans have felt like mud bathing at all. Today however the three girls Sana Sana, Malkia and Tagwa decided to take advantage of the afternoon sunshine and have some fun in the mud. There is a lot of stagnant water around from the recent rains still. Tagwa was the first to go down on the ground and prepare a nice muddy patch, for the others to join her later. As they rolled in the mud, Shukuru was watching closely. The whole day she stayed with the herd and didn’t wander away as she usually does.

When it was time for bed in the evening, Mapia was racing Kiasa down and the little girl managed to beat Mapia. Sagala is taking a while to get to know her new stockade that belonged to Esampu before. Since the older orphans moved to Tsavo, some of the orphans have changed rooms to keep them altogether better. Sagala is still causing trouble in the evening trying to go into her old room, but she will get used to the new one soon.
 

Shukuru leading the herd


Tagwa all covered in mud


Kiasa leading the way home

 

 

 

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