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9/5/2017 

Six bulls were drinking water at the stockade water troughs when the orphans were let out. Once the orphans settled for their lucerne, Galana and Olare’s group checked in and shared lucerne with the juniors. Shortly later, Laragai rumbled, alerting her friends that it was time to leave for browsing. The orphans had a quiet morning browsing without any major observation.

It was quite warm at mud bath but the orphans didn't show any interest in mud bathing. They had their milk and had some water and then decided to continue browsing. In the afternoon, the orphans were joined by Narok and Bongo. They have made their own little group and only time will tell if they will join another group or even recruit other members from the dependent orphans. Narok settled to browse with Wanjala and Oltaiyoni while Bongo teamed up with Barsilinga and Garzi.
 

Loijuk and baby Gawa in the early morning


Wanjala, Oltaiyoni and Narok


Tusuja eating a tasty plant


Big girl Narok

8/25/2017 

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

8/19/2017 

Only one wild bull was drinking water at the stockade water trough when the juniors were let out early this morning. Shortly later Olare’s group and Yatta’s group showed up and joined the juniors to feed on lucerne. When the orphans were through with the lucerne, Tusuja led the way to the browsing field. Olsekki found a suitable spot where he decided to have a lone game of rolling on the ground. The game attracted Sokotei who came over and tried to climb on him. Roi and Ukame decided to dust themselves instead of feed, as Enkikwe played with Sirimon. Olsekki finished his game of rolling on the ground and went to tackle Boromoko. At mud bath, Tusuja led the first group as Karisa led the second one. Thirty wild bulls attended the mud bath with our own Ex Orphan bulls Rapsu, Buchuma, Orok and Tomboi. The orphans had a spectacular wallowing time before Lemoyian trumpeted with excitement as he called off the mud bathing exercise. In the afternoon, the orphans settled to browse and Kamok, Kithaka, Laragai and Lemoyian took some time off from feeding to relax under a tree. 

Olare eating her share


Sokotei climbing on Olsekki


Ex Orphan bull Rapsu


Dupotto having her milk

8/18/2017 

It was a quiet morning with only Naisula and Kitirua visiting the dependent orphans and their keepers. The orphans settled for lucerne and shortly later they were escorted out by Naisula and Kitirua. The orphans settled to browse in the Kanziku area and browsed calmly throughout the morning without any major observation.
At eleven o'clock in the morning, Naisula and Kitirua escorted the juniors to the mud bath. The orphans, led by Karisa, fully participated in the wallowing exercise. Laragai and Lemoyian walked up to the water trough to join Dad and another six wild elephants that had also come for mud bath and to drink water. Later, the keepers moved the wild elephants aside to let all orphans have water before returning back to the stockades. The orphans had a soil dusting exercise before Karisa led the way back to the browsing field. The orphans settled to browse in the Kone area up until five o'clock in the evening when Ukame, Roi, Karisa and Tusuja formed the first group and headed back to the stockade for the night.
 

Naisula eating lucerne with the orphans


Orphans soil dusting


Orphans walking back out to browse with keepers


Dad and his friends drinking water

8/17/2017 

Soon after having her milk, Shukuru started banging on her gate to be let out. At the stockade compound, the orphans were joined by Narok and Bongo. Karisa was being bullied by Galla and Boromoko and kept on moving from one pile of lucerne to another so as to avoid being pushed by the boys. Six bulls were drinking water at the stockade water troughs but they left a short while later. The sixth bull remained at the water trough and we did not know what he seemed to be waiting for. Narok and Bongo joined him to drink water and later Olsekki, Tusuja and Laragai also joined. What we didn't know was that all this time, this bull was communicating with Karisa and he was buying time, pretending that he was drinking water. Drama started to unfold when the keepers started walking with the orphans to the bush. Karisa was leading and increased his pace to catch up with the wild bull that was now a heading the same direction as the orphans. The keepers called out Karisa as the bull increased its pace, with Karisa still following. At last Karisa was cornered near Kalovoto area as the bull tried to charge at the keepers so as to let Karisa go with him, but he is still just a baby that would benefit from the milk formula. Karisa was taken back to join his friends leaving the wild bull to walk off into the bush. Whilst browsing, Barsilinga had a good time chatting with Karisa while Olsekki and Lemoyian competed amongst them who could ride on Tusuja. Eight bulls attended mud bath and were later joined by the Ex Orphans. In the afternoon, the orphans settled to browse in the Kone area.  

Sirimon and Kamok enjoying lucerne


Naughty Karisa following a wild bull


Barsilinga chats with Karisa


Olsekki climbing on Tusuja

 

 

 

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