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It was a rainy morning today but Ex Orphans Ololoo and Kasigau visited the stockade early this morning and started play fighting. Just as the rain came to an end the orphans came out and joined the Ex Orphans.

Just after the dependent orphans left, Galana and her group with baby Gawa came to drink water and then left again.

It was still drizzling at noon so the orphans did not go in the mud bath after their milk. We did have a strength demonstration however through Olsekki and Boromoko who started play fighting, which then turned into a real fight. The keepers went to intervene when it appeared it was becoming more serious. Then Yatta, Kinna and their babies arrived at the mud bath from the other side. Baby Kama was playing and running here and there trying to charge at the keepers. Yatta and Kinna walked their babies off into the bush however and visited the stockade later on as well.

The orphans went on browsing while Garzi was busy rolling in the mud along the road. Later on, the orphans made their way back home in the evening for their milk. We recorded 8mm of rainfall today.


Sokotei plays whilst Naseku browses

Makena with Yoyo and Kama

Little Yoyo and Kama


This morning we were visited by Galana’s group and her baby Gawa, Nasalot with her baby Nusu and other Ex Orphans. They drank water and left. The dependent orphans came out of their stockades after their milk and interacted with Narok, Orwa and Bomani. A few minutes later, they all walked out to the bush to browse.

Shukuru was the most busy browsing as they interacted with the Ex Orphans from Mutara’s group, who had just joined them. Turkwel, Kasigau and Sities were browsing together in the bush. Kasigau started playing and climbing on Suguta but Suguta started her own game of rolling on the ground. Gala was browsing alone to the side. Some of the orphans visited a small pool and drank water from there, and later the herd walked towards the mud bath for their milk.

They all chose to wallow in the main pool today and then again, formed a line to come straight out and head back out to browse. Everyone was busy browsing and interacting with Ex Orphans. Suguta and Mutara were very happy to stay with the orphans the whole day. Wanjala was kissing Tusuja and later Kamok and Boromoko led the group back home in the evening for their milk. We had no rain today and saw no other Ex Orphans.

Galla and Roi browsing

Turkwell, Kasigau and Sities

Kamok leads her group home


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


Soon after leaving the stockade, Boromoko and Tusuja had a warm up exercise through a pushing game. Galana, baby Gawa, Loijuk, Kilaguni, Kasigau, Ithumbah, a wild orphan and a wild elephant joined the juniors to feed on lucerne. Shortly later Bongo and Narok, who appear to have temporarily separated from Orwa, Teleki, Bomani and Vuria, emerged from the eastern side of the stockade. Teleki has joined up with Nasalot and always walks together with her while the three boys Orwa, Bomani and Vuria have formed their own small group. Only time will tell if the groups will remain as they are. Kamok led the way to the browsing field where Lemoyian, who loves pushing games, engaged Sokotei in a strength testing exercise while Sirimon tackled Tusuja. At around ten o'clock in the morning, the juniors were joined by Olare’s group, Makireti’s group and Galana’s group. Later the herd walked to the mud bath where they were joined by thirty eight wild bulls.

In the afternoon, the orphans settled to browse in the upper Kalovoto area. Olsekki and Boromoko took a break from feeding to play, a game which came to an end when Roi passed close by and Olsekki turned to ride on her. Sirimon came and pushed Olsekki away which we thought was chivalrous but then he turned to ride on Roi himself. Kithaka rolled on the ground on his own but was later joined by Enkikwe. In the evening, a wild herd consisting of ten members came for water at the stockade compound and left later when they had enough water.

Orphans feeding on lucerne

Galana's herd arriving

Garzi and Lemoyian

Makireti leading Olare's herd


Six wild bulls were drinking water at the stockade water troughs when the orphans were let out early in the morning. As usual, they settled to eat their supplement lucerne. A while later, Galla had a disagreement with Karisa when Karisa tried to stretch his trunk to share the lucerne that Galla was feeding on. The disagreement ended in a fight where Galla pushed Karisa away. Dupotto settled to share her lucerne with Oltaiyoni as Chaimu, Kilaguni and Kasigau joined the juniors to feed on lucerne. When the orphans were through, Laragai led the way to the water trough where the orphans armed themselves with enough water that would take them through the entire morning.

Boromoko engaged Tusuja in a pushing game, a game that ended soon when Boromoko attempted to ride on Tusuja. The orphans concentrated on browsing up to eleven o'clock in the morning when Tusuja led the first group to mud bath. Twenty six wild bulls attended the mud bath and only showed up when the orphans were winding up the mud bath activities. Kamok relaxed under the nearby tree before following her friends. Galla spent some time in a soil dusting exercise while Boromoko engaged Lemoyian in a pushing game that ended in a draw. In the evening, the orphans passed by the mud bath again before returning back to the stockades for the evening.

Galla chasing Karisa

Chaimu in the compound

Karisa leading the way

Kamok relaxing

Boromoko playing with Lemoyian




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