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9/18/2017 

The orphans left the stockade early as usual and joined Yatta’s group who had reported at the stockade early before dawn. Wild born babies Wiva, Gawa and Kama mingled with the orphans. Shortly later, Kinna took Kama on a tour in the stockade, probably showing her where her home was some eight years ago. An hour later, the orphans left for browsing leaving the Ex Orphans still in the stockade compound. Out in the bush, the orphans browsed calmly except Garzi and Kithaka who from time to time tried to challenge one another.

At mud bath time, the sun was really hot making all the orphans want to wallow in the mud bath. Thirty wild elephants attended mud bath and were later joined by Yatta and her group. Soon after having enough of wallowing, the orphans, led by Shukuru, went to dust themselves in soil before heading back out to the bush. In the afternoon, the orphans settled to browse in the Kanziku area. The sun was still hot and the orphans converged under a tree for nearly one and half hours before browsing again.
 

Kinna and her baby Kama at stockade compound


Kinna enjoying her lucerne


Orphans mud bathing with wild elephants


Makena with wild elephants near the water trough

9/16/2017 

Eight wild elephants were drinking water at the stockade water troughs when the juniors were let out. After the orphans settled at the stockade compound, a wild mum with her four year old calf joined the juniors to feed on lucerne. Olare, Melia and Tumaren, who are eight and nine years old now, were in the company of the wild elephants and appear to have abandoned their group. Only time will tell if they have permanently abandoned them or if it is just a temporary thing! Shortly later, Galana and her small group consisting of Galana, Gawa, Loijuk, Lualeni and a junior wild elephant checked in and joined the dependent orphans to feed on lucerne.

Olsekki and Boromoko had a brief conversation while entwining their trunks and after Olsekki moved to play with Sokotei. Garzi played with Kithaka as Lemoyian tackled Boromoko. At mud bath time, the orphans were joined by Madiba, Tumaren, Melia and Olare. Soon after mud bathing, Shukuru led the group to soil dust before heading out to browse. In the afternoon, the orphans settled to browse along the upper Kalovoto seasonal River and in the evening they returned back to the stockade safely for the night.
 

Galana and her herd


Olsekki and Boromoko messing around


Ex Orphan Zurura


Ex Orphan Ololoo

9/14/2017 

Eight wild elephants were drinking water at the stockade water troughs when the orphans were let out. In the company of the wild elephants were Lualeni, Tomboi, Madiba, Buchuma, Olare’s group and Narok’s group. The Ex Orphans settled for lucerne with juniors and after the juniors left to go and browse in the Park. Garzi was left behind, having a good time with the Ex Orphans, especially Kibo, and they enjoyed a pushing game together. He later followed his friends out to the Park. Lemoyian and Sokotei engaged each other in a strength testing exercise while Boromoko played with Tusuja. Ukame settled to browse with Oltaiyoni as Galla teamed up with Wanjala.

At mud bath, the weather was cloudy and none of the orphans wanted to mud bath again. Olsekki picked up a branch left behind by wild elephants and kept himself busy by peeling its bark off while Kamok, though it was cloudy, relaxed under her usual tree. Naseku was in an excitable mood and trumpeted as she ran into bushes, charging and knocking anything in sight. In the afternoon, Tusuja and Lemoyian had a light strength testing game that ended when Kithaka passed by and intervened by tackling Lemoyian. Dupotto settled to browse with Sokotei while Wanjala settled to browse with Karisa. In the evening Olsekki tried to engage Boromoko in a pushing game but Boromoko declined due to fear of losing the game to Olsekki.
 

Lenana plays with Vuria


Naseku in a charging mood


Orphans relaxing in the shade


Boromoko playing around with Olsekki

9/12/2017 

Nasalot and her two new found friends Bongo and Teleki were at the stockade compound early in the morning. The three joined the juniors for lucerne soon after they were let out. Boromoko pushed Dupotto when she tried to get some lucerne that he had his eye on. Dupotto wasn't happy about it, but since there was nothing she could do, she accepted it and moved on. Olsekki and Oltaiyoni led their friends to drink some water when they were through with the lucerne and then they headed to Kone area where they settled to browse.

At mud bath time, the sun was really hot and instead of Kamok going into the water to wallow, she opted to relax under a tree as Enkikwe and Olsekki kept themselves busy under a different tree whilst engaged in a pushing game. Shukuru, Naseku, Sokotei, Siangiki, Lemoyian, Boromoko, Wanjala and Sirimon loved wallowing in the cool water and after headed for soil dusting. Garzi played with Kithaka as Olsekki tackled Boromoko before returning back to the browsing field. The orphans settled to browse on the western side of Ithumba Hill and after they browsed calmly for the rest of the day.
 

Boromoko pushing Dupotto


Olsekki and Oltaiyoni drinking water


Kamok relaxing under her tree


Orphans going to soil dust

9/11/2017 

Mutara and Olare’s groups joined the juniors for lucerne soon after they were let out. Shortly later Bongo and Teleki, who have teamed up with Nasalot, also showed up followed by Orwa, Narok, Bomani and Vuria. The orphans left for browsing soon after they had enough of the lucerne.

Kithaka and Garzi enjoyed a pushing game that went on for quite some time as neither of them wanted to surrender. At last, Kithaka gave up and went to scratch against a nearby tree. The sun was hot and during mud bath time, the venue was flooded with wild bulls that were coming for a drink and to cool off. A total of forty five wild elephants were there with Half Trunk and Dad among them. Orok, who is 13 years old now, was among the wild bulls, and joined the juniors briefly in the mud bath before getting out to drink water from the trough.

The orphans had a quiet afternoon with Wanjala taking a break from feeding to relax under a tree to avoid the scorching sun. In the evening, the orphans passed by the mud bath where they enjoyed an evening cool-off before heading back to the stockade.
 

Murka and Kitirua


Kithaka playing in the soil


Kithaka scratching his chest on a tree


Wanjala relaxing


Wild bull referred to as 'Dad'

 

 

 

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