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Out in the bush this morning all the orphans were browsing on the fresh green vegetation that has grown since the rains started. There were no games this morning, even from the boys who usually enjoy pushing games to test their strength against each other.
There was chilly weather this morning with frequent showers which meant none of the orphans dared to go into the mud bath. Some were seen along the rope cordon trying to shelter under people’s umbrella’s! Youngsters like Musiara, Sattao, Emoli, Maisha and even Jotto ran to shelter under the Keepers’ umbrella’s when the rain got very hard. Emoli and Maisha then struggled to find shelter together with one visitor who had an umbrella. As some were searching for shelter from the rain, others like Tamiyoi, Malima, Esampu, Ambo, Murit, Godoma, Kuishi and Enkesha were playing on the soil pile; dusting, rolling and bumping into one another.

In the afternoon we received a new young bull from the Tsavo Conservation Area, who had been found in a collapsed state. He was rescued and brought to the Nairobi Nursery by the DSWT helicopter and was immediately put on an IV drip to try and bring him back.

Ambo leads orphans to the mudbath

Emoli enjoys the lush grass after the rains

Enkesha onher way to mud-bath


This morning after the 9am milk bottle feed, lovely Kiasa happily came out of her stockade for the first time and was warmly welcomed by some of the other orphans like Godoma, Maramoja, Tagwa, Malkia, Esampu and Tamiyoi and Malima as well. All the girls were milling around Kiasa all trying to get as close as possible to touch and pat the new little girl. Kiasa walked out with them to the bush, sandwiched between the lovely caring and protective girls. The leader of the herd, Mbegu, could hardly get close, though at one stage she did come over and check on the little girl before she went back to browsing. Still, boys will be boys and when the herd has settled out in the forest Ngilai and Lasayen tried to chase poor Kiasa and climb on her, but they were not able to achieve their goal as the keepers kept a close eye on her and so did the other protective girls in the group. Both were very quickly warned and when Ngiali spent a few minutes browsing next to Kiasa he was quickly pushed away by Maramoja, Godoma and Malkia who drove him away far off into the bushes. Kiasa was very well behaved during the public visit and remained tucked between Godoma, Kuishi, Tamiyoi and Malima throughout. 

Godoma browsing but keeping an eye on Kiasa

Kiasa browses as the girls watch on

Jotto finds some soft green grass


All the orphans were excited during the 9am milk feed this morning as tiny Pili joined them out in the forest. They had not met up with him yesterday as he had not gone out due to the bad weather. Mbegu finished her milk in a hurry so she could rush to where the little baby was. She patted him all over and Pili raised his little trunk up to her. Tagwa, Malkia, Esampu and Tamiyoi then also joined, surrounding the baby and each trying to get closer to him than the other. Esampu wanted to be closest and she pushed poor Malkia hard, who bumped into Tamiyoi causing her to fall. Tamiyoi’s loud cry drew Pare and Lasayen’s attention who came over to see what was happening with their ears raised and their trunks held high. They walked around Tamiyoi as she attempted to stand up to protect her from being bumped again!

It caught the keepers by surprised in the morning when Ndiwa, Sapalan and Sagalla joined the mud bath area before the first group had left. Sagalla seemed to be confused, and walked back out with the first group, who were just leaving, before even having her milk!

Tamiyoi going to see the babies

Esampu, Enkesha and Malima

Esampu, Malima and Musiara

Malkia browsing next to Kuishi


It was a sunny morning today as the orphans walked out to the forest and all the vegetation hungrily absorbed the light after the heavy rain yesterday, feeling rejuvenated. The most playful ones like Ngilai ran ahead of the group, rolling on the ground as a way of inviting the others to play as well. Ambo was also in a happy and playful mood, running fast to catch up with Ngilai so he could enjoy rolling down the side of his back. Ngilai then took hold of Ambo with his trunk and help him tightly, preventing him from getting up. Musiara was standing to the side watching as Ambo struggled to free himself. He then made a loud cry which brought Mbegu, Tagwa, Malkia and Esampu running to help save him before the keepers also intervened to help restore calm. 

Ngilai in a playful mood

Ambo was in a happy mood as well

Tagwa came running to help Ambo


It was a chilly, rainy morning but all the orphans were in a playful mood; the majority of them were seen playfully enjoying the stream and puddles as the rain poured down all morning. Youngsters like Tamiyoi, Malima, Esampu, Jotto, Ambo, Kuishi and Malkia were playing in the running streams which they splashed in with their front legs. They charged and trumpeted around in excitement as they seemed to celebrate the start of the rains. Since they spent the whole morning bathing in these different spots, they had no interest in the mud bath at the public visiting time and preferred to browse on the greens provided there instead. Kiangazi and Kigeria have not shown any improvement and are still on a drip.  

It was a chilly morning

Orphans walking out with their keepers

Kuishi chewing a root next to a stream

Enkesha playing in a puddle




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