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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

8/3/2017 

Eight wild elephants were drinking water at the stockade water troughs when the orphans were let out. Boromoko and Naseku exchanged morning greetings by entwining their trunks and later had a light strength testing exercise. Tusuja extended his trunk to say hi to a junior female but the wild junior female wasn't obliging as she refused to acknowledge Tusuja and even threatened to push him. Tusuja walked way for fear of being pushed by the unfriendly wild girl. Shortly later, Yatta and a few members of the Ex Orphan group reported. The dependent orphans, who had converged to plan which direction to go, rumbled to Yatta. Yatta showed them respect by responding to their rumbles and approached them. Yatta extended her trunk and touched the orphans on their heads then proceed on her way to drink water. Olsekki had light pushing game with Kibo while Boromoko attempted to ride on Naseku. The orphans eventually settled to browse in Kone area where they were joined by Kilabasi, Sities and Kainuk. At eleven o'clock in the morning, Tusuja led the way to the mud bath where they were joined by ten wild elephants and amongst them were Dad and Half Trunk. The temperature was moderate and only Boromoko, Oltaiyoni and Olsekki participated in wallowing. In the afternoon, the orphans settled to browse in the Kanziku area and concentrated on browsing without any major observations.  

Tusuja tries to greet the wild elephant


Yatta says hello to the orphans


Kilabasi, Kainuk and Sities


Sokotei

7/7/2017 

Soon after leaving the stockade, the orphans were joined by Mutara and her group and settled to feed on lucerne together. Kainuk and Kanjoro were so happy and relaxed that they crossed their back legs in a show of satisfaction. Soon after sharing the lucerne, Mutara and her group headed east of the stockade while the orphans headed west and settled to browse in the Kanziku area. Barsilinga and Sirimon had a moment of scratching on rocks that they came across in the bush as the rest of the herd concentrated on browsing.

Tomboi, Orwa, Narok, Bomani and Vuria arrived early at mud bath and relaxed under a tree as they waited for the juniors. When the juniors arrived at mud bath, Narok rushed to welcome them. Shortly later Makireti, Kilabasi, Kasigau and Kilaguni checked in and headed straight to join Tomboi, Shukuru, Boromoko, Sirimon, Oltaiyoni and Siangiki who were wallowing. Soon after mud bath, Tomboi headed for soil dusting while Kilaguni and Kasigau spent some time in a strength testing exercise. Shortly after the orphans returned back to the browsing field, eight wild elephants checked in and joined Tomboi, who had been left behind. Whilst browsing, Enkikwe spent some time playing with Sirimon while Lemoyian tackled Sokotei in a game that ended in a draw. Later in the day, Yatta and her group reported for water at the stockade and left soon after drinking enough water.
 

Barsilinga scratching bottom


Sirimon finds a scratching post


Kilaguni engages Kasigau

 

 

 

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