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This morning Lemoyian started play fighting with Sokotei and they pulled vigorously at each otherís trunks. Some Ex Orphans from Mutara's group with Orwa, Vuria and Bomani in the group arrived. They drank water and joined the orphans. After few minutes Kilabasi, Makireti and Kasigau also came to join the orphans group too. Orwa was being friendly with Garzi and then they started playing. A while later the whole group walked to the bush for browsing.

They all browsed together until Olare's group came to join them. Now the big family was all together and they all spread out to interact with each other. The orphans were very happy and comfortable in their company. Roi later led the group to mudbath.

There were a few wild elephants wallowing and some of the orphans joined them, however it was not very hot today and most of the elephants chose not to swim. Bomani, Vuria and Narok came in later and join the wallowing group. Olare was rolling on the ground playing. Boromoko started play fighting with Lemoyian and he was enjoying the wrestling game as his tusks are longer than Lemoyianís. Kithaka and Garzi were busy scratching on the fallen trees while Orwa and Kitirua started play fighting again. The group later headed back to the bush.

Lemoyian playing with Boromoko

Sokotei browsing

Enkikwe in the bush


This morning Garzi and Orwa started play fighting for some morning exercise whilst the other elephants went straight to the bush to browse. They met with a few Ex Orphans along with Bomani, Orwa, Vuria and Narok. The dependent group was busy browsing while Bomani sprayed himself with dust. Orwa play fought with Barsilinga and Laragai came in to separate them but they started charging as she tried to cool them down. Vuria was digging at the ground to get fresh loose soil to throw on his back, later he finished that and started play fighting with Kithaka while Naseku and Wanjala browsed up on top of the rock together. The orphans later met with Makireti's group of Ex Orphans including Kasigau and Kilabasi and started interacting with them. Lemoyian later led the whole group to the mudbath.

It was not a very busy or very hot day so not many of the orphans played in the mud bath but there was good interaction between the dependent orphans, the Ex Orphans and Buchuma, the big Ex Orphan bull around the mud hole. Later the group went to the soil mound to dust themselves and then they went out into the bush again.

Bomani soil dusting

Orphans soil dusting

Barsilinga playing with Orwa


Galana, her baby Gawa, Loijuk with Mutara, Makireti and Olareís groups spent the night just outside the stockade last night. When the orphans were let out this morning, Sirimon walked straight to greet Gawa as Garzi had a strength testing exercise with Kasigau. Shortly later Gawa, under the escort of the wild orphan, moved to play with Wanjala. Their game was short-lived since the wild orphan intervened by taking Gawa away from Wanjala.

Out in the bush, Barsilinga settled to browse with Shukuru while Kamok shared food with Tusuja. At the mud bath the area was flooded with senior and junior Ex Orphans in the company of fifteen wild elephants. There was some excitement as one of the big bulls chased Sidai who appeared to be in season. Only Siangiki was brave enough to join the Ex Orphans to wallow in the mud bath. Chemi Chemi engaged Ishanga to a pushing game while Tumaren played with Orwa. Half an hour later, the groups parted ways with the Ex Orphans and wild elephants heading east of mud bath while the orphans headed north, where they browsed calmly until five o'clock in the evening when Tusuja led the first group back to the stockades.

Wanjala says hello to Gawa

Zurura with Mutara's group

Kamok relaxing with Nasalot in the shade

Tumaren playing with Orwa


Kamok was the first one to leave the stockades this morning. Bongo, Vuria, Narok and Laragai spend their night just outside the stockade. The four joined the juniors and walked with them to the browsing field. Kithaka engaged Barsilinga in a strength testing exercise that saw Barsilinga, who is growing very fast, emerge as the clear winner. Boromoko, Tusuja and Kamok settled to feed together and later, Boromoko decided to take a break from feeding to roll on the ground. Shortly before mud bath time, the orphans were joined by Bomani, Orwa, Makireti, Kilabasi and Kasigau who escorted them to the mud bath. Dupotto made sure that she was in the first group while the inseparable Karisa and Kelelari were in forth group. The two always stick together whether it's feeding time or if they are just walking out in the bush. After having their delicious milk, Olsekki and Enkikwe took it in turns to challenge Kilabasi but ended up losing it to her. Later Kilabasi engaged Orwa in a pushing game but that one ended in a draw. In the afternoon, the orphans settled to feed in the Kanziku area and had a quiet afternoon. Shukuru received another injection of medicine which has seen her grow so much stronger since January this year.  

Early morning grazing

Vuria and Bongo after drinking water

Enkikwe challenges Kilabasi


Laragai who is torn between returning to the wild and remaining as stockade dependent orphan, managed to open the gate early before dawn and let Kithaka, Barsilinga, Garzi and Lemoyian from their night pen! The four boys, who are still milk dependent, didn't walk far but remained around the compound until morning when they got their six o'clock milk feed. Hardly a day passes without Kauro going to scratch himself on his lovely rock; today he enjoyed scratching his buttocks while still holding some lucerne in his mouth. A little while later, Shukuru led the orphans out of the compound.
At mud bath time, there was a commotion when Lemoyian decided to forcefully try and take Tusujaís bottle of milk which he was holding himself and enjoying the contents of! Tusuja was quick to finish and didn't let go off the milk bottle, even as Lemoyian continued to push him to surrender it. Tusuja only dropped the milk bottle when he was done with the milk.
Out of the blue the Ex Orphans started arriving, mostly consisting of the females. Present in the group was Yatta, Mulika, Mwende, Yetu, Sunyei, Nasalot, Sidai, Lenana, Chyulu, Ithumbah, Makena, Loijuk, Kinna, her baby Kama, Galana, her baby Gawa, Wendi and baby Wiva, Ololoo, Meibai, then Orwa, Bomani, Teleki, Narok, Vuria and Bongo, as well as Makireti, Kilabasi, Kasigau, Kenze, Taita, Zurura, Naserian, Lualeni and five wild elephants. Barsilinga entwined his trunk with Nasalot to greet her as Laragai, Olsekki, Garzi and Shukuru walked to say hi to Wiva. Later Garzi played Ololoo as Olsekki settled to familiarize with himself with Lenana. Gawa teamed up with Lualeni and Naserian to wallow in the mud bath and shortly after, Gawa imitated Ithumbah by lying next to her and rolling on the ground. In the afternoon, the juniors were joined by Makireti, Kasigau, Narok and Kilabasi. It appeared that Narok had left the other boys with the senior Ex Orphans to see if she could fit into Makiretiís group. Boromoko tried to challenge Kilabasi but he was overpowered. Later in the evening, Makireti and her group escorted the juniors back to the stockade.

Lemoyian trying to steal Tusuja's milk

Makena enjoys mud bath

Olsekki greets Lenana




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