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Chaimu and Kilaguni joined the orphans for lucerne early in the morning. Soon after feeding on lucerne, Chaimu and Kilaguni left while the orphans headed to Kanziku area where they settled to browse. The weather was chilly and the orphans were happy since they didn't need to walk under trees while feeding. Olsekki took some time off from feeding to have a lone game of rolling on the ground and later joined Sirimon and Naseku in a soil dusting exercise. At mud bath time, the weather was still chilly and none of the orphans dared to step into the mud bathing water. Boromoko and Olsekki put their trunks in their mouths soon after taking their milk. Lemoyian engaged Barsilinga in a light strength testing exercise. Later Boromoko played with Olsekki, a game that he lost. In the afternoon, Sirimon settled to feed with Sokotei while Kauro settled to feed with Oltaiyoni. Later Sokotei joined Shukuru in a soil dusting exercise. In the evening, the Ex Orphans Yatta, Mulika, Nasalot, Galana, Lenana, Kenze, Lualeni, Meibai, Orok, Makena, Ololoo, Ishanga, babies Gawa and Wiva, Yetu Mwende and four wild bulls reported for water at the stockade water trough. The herd left to undisclosed location shortly before dark.  

Chaimu and Kilaguni joined the orphans

Orphans feeding on lucerne

Boromoko and Olsekki sucking on their trunks

Sirimon and Sokotei

Lualeni, baby Gawa and Kenze


It was a quiet and peaceful morning today as the orphans came out of their stockades to the lucerne field and started interacting with the Ex Orphans and wild elephants that were there. Wendi, Galana and Yatta and their babies were in the group, Gawa was playing peacefully with the keepers nearby. She was much very active and joyful, running around here and there. She started playing with Boromoko as well.

Garzi was play fighting with Kilabasi while Orwa was with Ishanga. Gawa was the most playful baby elephant of the day as she was trying to climb on Chyulu while Chyulu was playing and rolling on the ground. The junior orphans later walked to the bush for browsing.
Most of the orphans were busy browsing but Olsekki took a break to scratch his bottom. It was very hot and dry and the orphans were struggling to get enough food to eat before mudbath time.
At mud bath they did not play as vigorously in the mud as expected. They drank water and started walking back to the bush to browse. They all concentrated on filling their tummies and there were not many games that afternoon. Shukuru however was much more active and concentrated on browsing as well. They later walked back home in the evening for their milk.

In the stockade we had also the same group as in the morning Wendi, Galana and Yatta with their babies and more wild bulls as well; they came for water and left back to the bush.  

Barsilinga playing with Ishanga

Babies Gawa and Wiva

Garzi red soil dusting

Gawa and Olsekki


The elephants came out of their stockades this morning after their milk to eat some lucerne. Shukuru finished her share of two bottles of milk and joined the others. Kithaka distanced himself from others after he was knocked by Orwa and chased away. Kamok and her new group were really active and interacted with other orphans like Olsekki, Sokotei, Boromoko, Siangiki, Sirimon and Enkikwe. Makireti's group came in and joined them for a bit. After a while, they headed to the bush.

In the bush all the orphans were all busy browsing; Roi and Naseku browsed together and scooped chucks of soil to throw in the air, scratching their trunks on the tree stumps in the bush. Oltaiyoni and Kamok were also browsing together. Enkikwe was sharpening his tusks on some rocks nearby. Roi was scratching on Kauro before they headed to the mudbath.

At mudbath it was not very hot and some of the elephants like Naseku, Bongo, Lemoiyan and Roi played vigorously in the mud; Shukuru joined them for a short time and then got out. Wendi's group came in with Tomboi joining them. Garzi started playing and kissing Challa the Ex Orphan with his trunk outside the mud hole. The baby Wiva became really active and was playing with some of our orphans. Naseku came out of the mud hole and started rolling on the ground playing. Only Tomboi was left in the mudbath enjoying and playing in the mud. Garzi and Ishanga the Ex Orphan started play fighting. Wiva was running here and there accompanied by Lenana the body guard and Narok the dependant orphan. She was very jovial and playful and with the keepers as well! She was later surrounded by the Ex Orphans with Lenana among them and they all walked away when the orphans started to return to the bush as well.

Back in the bush they were all active and busy browsing despite the hot sun. Shukuru was seen actively browsing and having a dust bath as well so she is feeling much better. The group later headed back to the mudbath to cool themselves down. They all played in the mud with Kamok's group feeling settled and interacting with the other orphans in the mud hole. Teleki started dust bathing, and later the group made their way heading home in the evening.

Kasigau and Kauro

Garzi speaking with Challa

Ishanga playing with Garzi

Teleki soil dusting


Galana, who appears to be in a process of forming her own herd of sorts, reported to the stockade compound early in the morning. The Ex Orphans joined the juniors for lucerne once the juniors were let out. Gawa ran into trouble with Roi when she tried to take lucerne from Roi's mouth. Roi pushed her away lightly as if telling her that there was so much on the ground and she should learn to pick it up for herself. Turkwel had a light pushing game with Orwa while Kithaka engaged Lemoyian in a light strength testing exercise. Later, Orwa tackled Kainuk but ended up losing the game to him.

In the browsing field Boromoko tried to learn some pushing tactics from Ololoo by engaging him in a strength testing exercise. An hour later, the Ex Orphans left only to show up again at mud bath. Wendi with a few members of the Ex Orphan group also showed up with four wild bulls chasing Lualeni, who appears to be in season. The sun was hot and both the dependent orphans and the Ex Orphans participated in wallowing. Orwa had a brief chat with Wiva before proceeding to play with Ishanga. After mud bath, the orphans headed to feed on the western side of Ithumba Hill while the Ex Orphans headed towards Imenti. In the evening, the orphans passed by the mud bath where they had an evening cooling off before returning back to the stockade for the night.

Galana with her baby Gawa

Roi sniffs at baby Gawa

Sities with Gawa

Wiva says hi to Orwa

Orwa plays with Ishanga


Mutaraís group combined with Chaimuís group were at the stockade compound early in the morning. Soon when the juniors were let out, Suguta entwined her trunk with Olsekki in morning greetings and later Olsekki moved to challenge Mutara, but he was overpowered by her as she is much older. Kilaguni invited Orwa to a pushing game. Orwa accepted and the two enjoyed the game for quite some time. Finally Orwa surrendered when Kilaguni attempted to climb on him. Orwa moved to play with Chaimu and later with Kanjoro but ended up losing all the contests to the others.

Out in the bush, Kithaka, Kanjoro and Barsilinga scratched against the nearby trees while Lemoyian settled to browse with Sirimon. Narok paired with Bongo as Boromoko soil bathed. Thereafter Boromoko led the first group to the mud bath while Olsekki led the second group. On the way back to the browsing field, the orphans were briefly joined by Yatta, Mulika, Zurura, Ishanga, Mwende and Yetu. Boromoko was very pleased when Yatta stretched her trunk to say hello to him. Twenty minutes later, Yatta and her small group left while the orphans headed up to slopes of the Ithumba Hill, where they settled to browse. Orwa came across a small pool of water that he enjoyed playing in it as his group concentrated on feeding. In the evening Mutara, Chaimu and Makiretiís groups visited the stockade and left soon after drinking water.

Olsekki challenging Mutara

Kilaguni attempting to climb on Orwa

Mutara and Suguta

Boromoko, Sirimon and Sokotei running for milk

Mulika with the dependent orphans




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