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12/3/2017 

Mulika and Mwende in the company of Mutara and Narok’s groups were at the stockade compound to welcome the juniors out this morning. Tusuja entwined his trunk with Narok in morning greetings while Shukuru said hello to her long time friend Mutara. Boromoko joined Kanjoro in an anticipation of learning new pushing techniques, by engaging him in a strength testing exercise. The cool and cautious Karisa, who dislikes being pushed by his friends, settled for a scratching game on the edge of the water trough. Enkikwe briefly engaged Kainuk in a pushing game that he quickly lost. Siangiki, who is Enkikwe's friend, took over from him and engaged Kainuk in a light pushing game. Mutara, on the other hand, warned Garzi of the serious consequences if he dared come close to requesting a pushing game.

Naseku took a break from feeding to scratch her belly on a nearby rock. Enkikwe settled to feed with Siangiki while Olsekki settled to feed with Sirimon. On their way to the mud bath, the orphans came across some water that they decided to cool off in, before heading to the mud bath where they were joined by Ex Orphans Galana, baby Gawa, Lenana, Lualeni, Challa, Rapsu, Sidai, Ishanga and Meibai. Naseku assigned herself the duty of taking care of Gawa and even left with Galana and her group. Later the keepers went to search for Naseku and when they found her, she was very reluctant to leave Gawa as she wanted to be her older sister. Naseku protested by trumpeting and charging to the nearby thickets as she made her way back to join the dependent group.
 

Shukuru says hello to Mutara


Kanjoro plays with Boromoko


Siangiki playing with Kainuk


Mutara warning Garzi

10/28/2017 

Mutara, Kanjoro, Kainuk, Turkwel, Sities, Suguta, Chaimu and Kilaguni spent the night just outside the stockade. As soon as the gates were opened for orphans to leave in the morning, Kainuk, Chaimu and Suguta made their way into the stockade to check if there were any leftovers. Shukuru had a brief conversation with Barsilinga when they settled for lucerne as Orwa, Narok, Bomani and Vuria emerged from the eastern side of the stockade. Shortly later, Yatta and her group checked in and settled to share lucerne with the juniors. Kamok took some time to familiarize herself with Nusu as Garzi engaged Mutara in a pushing game, a game that saw Mutara emerge victorious. Boromoko, the gentle boy who loves engaging his fellow boys in pushing games, settled for a soil dusting exercise and later moved to a nearby termite hill where he gauged his own strength by trying to push the termite hill. Sokotei and Enkikwe had fun rolling on the ground with Sokotei attempting to ride on Enkikwe. Naseku picked an acacia branch that had probably been dropped by a wild elephant and stopped to have a taste of it when Tusuja came by and pulled it from her mouth. Naseku just let it go hoping that she would find another as the day went on. The temperature was moderate and only Lemoyian, Olsekki, Naseku, Shukuru, Oltaiyoni and Siangiki decided to wallow. But in the afternoon, the temperature skyrocketed making the orphans take a break from feeding and converge under a tree to hide from the scorching sun. The orphans resumed browsing later when the temperature had dropped slightly.  

Shukuru talking to Barsilinga


Mutara playing with Garzi


Boromoko soil dusting


Sokotei playing with Enkikwe

9/28/2017 

Mutara and her group reported to the stockade compound early in the morning. When the gates were opened for the juniors to come out, Mutara and her group rushed in to find out if there was anything left over for them to feed on. They walked out a short while later and settled for lucerne. Sokotei and Olsekki left with branches in their mouths but Shukuru and Siangiki forced Olsekki into sharing his with them by pulling it from his mouth. Naseku spent some time scratching on the nearby rocks and shortly later, the orphans were joined by Makireti, Kilabasi, Kasigau, Madiba, Zurura, Orwa, Narok, Vuria, bomani and two wild bulls. Kainuk briefly played with Vuria before turning to Orwa. At the browsing field, Kithaka started a pushing game with Garzi, a game that prompted Sokotei to start one with Olsekki. Five wild dogs tried to access the water at the stockade compound but unfortunately were chased away by Mutara who was guarding the water hole. At eleven o'clock in the morning, the orphans attended mud bath and there after returned back to the browsing field. The orphans settled to browse along the lower Kalovoto seasonal river where Sokotei spent some time dusting himself with soil.  

Mutara looking for food and Karisa


Naseku scratching her hind


Shukuru and Siangiki sharing branch with Olsekki


Dupotto and Ukame


Mutara chasing wild dogs

8/13/2017 

The Ex Orphans led by Yatta were at the stockade compound when the orphans were let out. Kibo walked over to Dupotto and tried to sniff at her before heading to the stockade to check whether there were any leftovers. Four wild dogs appeared from the eastern side of the stockade coming for water, but were denied from doing so by the elephants. The wild dogs carried on with their journey heading towards mud bath where hopefully they managed to have water without any interference. Dupotto rolled on the ground again and soon was surrounded by Mutara’s group who were curious to find out who Dupotto was and where she had come from. They placed their trunks on her back and once they were satisfied Dupotto was part of them, the group allowed her to continue having fun. Garzi briefly engaged Lemoyian in a pushing game that saw him surrender very quickly. Boromoko had a word with Kainuk before following his friends who were now making their way to the browsing field.

Back out in the bush Boromoko tackled Lemoyian, a game that went on for quite some time. At mud bath time, only ten wild bulls were present. Later Yatta and her group showed up and headed south of mud bath after having enough water. Naseku, Garzi, Galla, Wanjala and Ukame had some time off from feeding to participate in a soil dusting exercise. Kamok took Dupotto under a tree with good shade to avoid the scorching sun and resumed browsing when it was cooler.
 

Yatta with her group


Dupotto playing on the ground


Boromoko talking to Kainuk


Kinna with her friends

8/10/2017 

The sky was partly covered by clouds in the morning as the orphans strolled nonchalantly out from their stockades. At the water trough, the orphans were joined by Tomboi with his wild friends. The moment the orphans had enough water, Shukuru led the way out to browse. The orphans settled to browse in Kone area and had a quiet morning as they concentrated on browsing without any major distractions.

Mutara and her group had arrived earlier at mud bath and started to leave when the orphans started trickling in. Kainuk opted to stay and wait for the juniors and spent time wallowing with them. Later, Kainuk accompanied the juniors back to the browsing field as twenty five wild bulls reported for water. In the afternoon, Olare’s group with Kenze and a wild orphan came for water at the stockade and Tumaren had a snare around her right back leg. The snare was fresh and appeared to have caught her in the early hours. A long wire with a hook was prepared to loosen the snare. The snare came off and Tumaren continued with her daily activities. Lemoyian and Boromoko had a disagreement that ended in a pushing game while Shukuru had a soil dusting exercise.
In the evening, the orphans passed by mud bath for an evening cooling off. Shortly before sunset, a wild herd with an eighteen month old baby reported for water at the stockade compound, and left shortly before dark after drinking enough water.
 

Oltaiyoni and Siangiki scratching after mud bath


Wanjala mud bathing


Snared Tumaren


Snared Tumaren


Evening wallowing session

 

 

 

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