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11/17/2017 

The orphans ate their lucerne this morning in a hurry. Despite being on their own, they didn’t even finish their supplements before walking out into the bush browse. Barsilinga browsed high in the trees to reach the fresh green leaves. The other orphans were busy browsing on top of the rocks while Shukuru walked further down in search of fresh vegetation. Enkikwe and Olsekki started play fighting and later the herd walked to the mud bath for their milk. Today they had their milk and water and again chose to swim in the mud pool. Kamok and Galla led the group in and they walked straight through and out the other side to walk into the bush to browse, as if walking through a little dip with no time for games! Everyone was busy browsing in the bush and later on, Sokotei and Boromoko started play fighting just as the herd prepared to go back home to the stockades for their milk. Laragai’s group wanted to stay behind and were reluctant to return as they had been off milk for some time, but they still accompanied the dependent orphans home this time. 

Barsilinga reaches for the soft green leaves


Sokotei and Barsilinga engage in pushing games


Little Yoyo stops for a scratch

11/15/2017 

This morning the orphans enjoyed their lucerne cubes without the presence of Ex Orphans. Galla and Olsekki started play fighting while Kamok scratched her bottom. After the cubes, the orphans walked into the bush for browsing.

All the orphans were browsing while Barsilinga browsed and scratched his legs at the same time. Dupotto and Oltaiyoni were busy browsing separately in the bush as they all searched for fresh leaves after some light rain. The group later walked towards the mud bath for their milk. More independent orphans like Barsilinga, Laragai, Kithaka and Garzi stayed behind with a reluctant Karisa as well joining their group; he had already experienced life in the wild and thought that he did not have to go for his milk either. It was not a very hot day as the clouds still lingered in the sky, so the orphans just had their milk, drank some water and then wandered back into the bush.
Lemoyian started play fighting with Sokotei while Kithaka stretched high to reach the fresh green leaves. Lemoyian and Galla were hiding under some shade as they thought it was too hot. Later on, Galla and Barsilinga went to browse together and Mutara's group of Ex Orphans joined them. Ex Orphan Turkwel greeted Siangiki and later the two groups walked back home in the evening. Mutara’s group hung around the stockade for awhile and later walked back to the bush.
 

Galla takes a break from the heat


Enkikwe erached up for greener soft leaves


Orphans arrive back to the stockades

11/13/2017 

The orphans walked down to the lucerne area and started feasting on the lucerne cubes without any interruption from the Ex Orphans today. It was very quiet and they later walked to the water trough to drink water before going out to browse.

Enkikwe and Sokotei started play fighting while Dupotto scratched her belly. Shukuru and Kamok were busy browsing separately. Galla scratched his feet on a bent tree while Karisa was browsing as he scratched his bottom at the same time. Later on, they walked to the mud bath for their milk.
Today the orphans chose to swim in the mud wallow after they had their milk and some water from the water trough. They all enjoyed the bath and then Sunyei’s group arrived with her baby Siku too. They only drank some water before walking out to the bush again, but then Challa came in with a wild bull.

In the bush the orphans met with Ex Orphans from Galana’s herd and they interacted together for some time. Enkikwe left his group and went out in search of water for them to play in. Unfortunately he couldn’t find any small pools today. The orphans continued browsing and later in the evening, they walked back to the stockades. Mutara’s herd arrived at the stockade in the evening and stayed for a short time.
 

Orphans drink up before heading to the bush


Dupotto scraches her belly


Challa plays with a wild bull

11/10/2017 

Early this morning, Yatta’s group came in with Wendi, Kinna, Nasalot, Galana, Mulika and Sunyei with all their babies. Siku stuck to her mum Sunyei whilst Gawa and Kama were also next to their mums. The orphans drank their milk and didn't stay long with the Ex Orphans but walked out to the bush.

Galla was struggling to browse high in the trees in search of food. Olsekki was climbing on Tusuja while Galla and Boromoko enjoyed a play fight. Naseku started leading the group to mud bath with Tusuja. All the juniors walked in and started swimming, with Shukuru in the lead. After they came out and went back to browsing. We saw Lemoyian scratching his trunk on a tree.

Sirimon, Olsekki and Enkikwe were standing under some shade from the hot sun whilst the others browsed. It was very hot and all the orphans went to play in a small water hole in the bush. Shukuru was the most playful and Lemoyian was playing on the ground along the road. Karisa tried to a tree to ground level to reach the leaves to eat. Barsilinga was busy browsing from the tallest branches in the trees. Later the orphans walked back home in the evening for their milk.
 

Yatta and Kinna arrive with their babies


Boromoko playing with Galla


Karisa bending a tree to get to the leaves

11/6/2017 

Mutara’s group visited the stockade again this morning. We think their main intention was to check on the juniors. The juniors had their milk as usual and walked out to the field with no lucerne. Sokotei scratched on a tree before he left for the bush.

Mutara’s group accompanied the orphans out and they stayed with them the whole morning up until mud bath time when the Ex Orphans didn’t join them. The orphans swam vigorously with Boromoko climbing on Naseku. Then they came out and went back to the bush. There were no other wild elephants or animals around this morning. Although we have had rain now it takes time for the vegetation to grow of course, and all the orphans were busy looking for something to eat. Kamok was browsing on the leaves high in a tree, and Galla was busy browsing on some grass. They later came across a small pool of rain water and started playing in it, before walking back to the stockades for the night. Mutara's group came and stayed for a few minutes and then walked back to the bush. There were no other animals and no rain today.
 

Mutara's group joins the orphans for lucerne


Wanjala browsing


Kasigau and Boromoko entwine trunks

 

 

 

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