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3/2/2018 

It was a wonderful beginning to the day with the orphan elephants walking out of their stables, amid light rain showers during their milk and supplement feeding. Arruba, her great friend Suswa, Rorogoi, Mudanda and Mashariki lay on the ground, in search of warmth, closing their eyes as if they wanted to go to sleep. They woke up as the rest of the orphans were leaving the stockade for the browsing grounds.

The orphans browsed their way half way up the eastern side of Msinga Hill, and were very selective about their browsing routes due to the rocks being wet from the recent rain. The orphans came down to drink their milk bottle at the base of the Hill, but didnít visit the water hole.

Arruba and Rorogoi played a wonderful game of lying down against the walls of a deep erosion trench. Their game caught the attention of Ishaq-B, Nguvu, Bada, Ndii, Kihari and Tundani who all came to watch and join them.
 

Arruba back and Rorogoi play in an erosion trench


Arruba browsing


Bada playing near the erosion trench


Kihari and Araba browsing together

3/1/2018 

The morning began with the orphan elephants lining up for their morning milk bottle and supplement feeding. Naipoki wanted to lead them out of the stockade compound but they were not ready to leave as they were enjoying soil dusting and scratching games.

The orphan elephants spent the morning browsing on the northern side of the stockades before making their way to the middle waterhole. Before arriving they changed their mind and instead visited the baobab water hole where Lentili jumped into the water trough for a drink. She stood there with her front legs in the water. Araba had a wonderful time bathing with Ishaq-B until Kenia came and got her for some soil dusting games. The afternoon was spent browsing close to the waterhole.
 

Ishaq-B enjoying the mudbath


Lentili jumping into the water trough


Araba enjoying the mudbath


Mudanda wallowing

2/23/2018 

It was a nice beginning to the day with the stockade dependant orphan elephants coming out of their stockades in a happy mood as they downed their morning milk bottle and then played briefly around the stockade compound before leaving for the browsing grounds.

The weather progressively changed during the course of the day with thick cloud cover blocking the sun providing perfect browsing conditions for the orphans. It was however quite cold by the time the orphan herd visited the waterhole at noon with none of the orphans entering the wallow.

Panda went to watch over Tahri who was lying by the wallow catching some of the breeze that was blowing. Ishaq-B stood close to them before taking Tahri for a soil dusting game. Kenia and Araba soon joined them at the red earth piles after which the entire group left to return to the browsing fields for the afternoons browsing session.
 

Nguvu drinking water


Araba playing in a small hole


Panda, Tahri and Kenia

2/17/2018 

The morning began with the orphan elephants happily downing their milk bottle before settling for the supplement foods after which they left the stockade to begin the days browsing activities. Mbirikani seems to have developed a love for Araba, wanting to take her for a private browsing session but was met with resistance from Ishaq-B, Naipoki and Ndii who did all they could to prevent Mbirikani from interacting with Araba.

Ajali once again separated himself from the group to browse on his own. Nguvu decided not to join his friend as he knew that it would soon be time for the midday milk fed. After the orphans had finished their bottles Ndii jumped into the baobab tree water trough for a wallow instead of wallowing in the main water hole. When she realized that none of the others were interested in what she was doing she joined them at the mud bath. Kenia and Mbirikani enjoyed a scratching session together as they shared a tree trunk after which they joined Embu, Rorogoi, Suswa and Kihari who were leading the group back to the browsing fields for the afternoon browsing session.
 

Bada can smell the milk bottles


Tahri lifting trunk to greet Ndii


Arruba enjoying a scratch after milk feed

2/16/2018 

It was a nice morning with the orphan elephants following their daily pattern of milk and supplement feeding before proceeding towards the browsing grounds for the beginning of the days browsing activities.

The orphans settled on the northern side of the stockade before making their way to the baobab water hole at noon where they had their milk bottle and a quick wallow followed by a dust bath. Araba fell in love with Mbirikaniís dusting games today, abandoning Kenia to join Mbirikani for a fun-filled dust bath. Ndii came and lay down beside the two, stretching her trunk towards Araba in an effort to woo Araba to come and join her. Ishaq-B tried to do the same but Araba was devoted to Mbirikani and ignored all their advances joining Ishaq-B only after she was done playing with Mbirikani. Rorogoi, Bada and Embu took turns scratching against a tree stump after the noon mud bath.
 

Ajali private browsing


Embu browsing


Kenia follows Ajali and Embu

 

 

 

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