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The morning began as usual with the stockade dependant orphan elephants emptying a delicious morning milk bottle in a rush, then assembling for some supplement feeding. They had some brief socializing and chasing games around the stockade compound before heading to the browsing grounds under the leadership of Kihari.

Upon arriving at the northern side of the stockade, Layoni and Kivuko, who were browsing half way up Msinga Hill, attempted to come down to join the juniors, who had unfortunately already moved further afield by the time they came down.

The orphans had a peaceful session on the far northern side of Msinga Hill, browsing their way to the western side, before coming down in groups of five for their afternoon milk bottle at the baobab water hole. It was cold and cloudy with the orphan elephants having a partial mud bath before enjoying soil dusting games on the red earth piles. Tundani had fun chasing two warthogs away from the waterhole, keeping them away until the orphans left at which point the warthogs were able to enjoy a drink of water in peace and quiet.

Tundani chasing warthogs

Arruba Kenia Araba and Ishaq-B

Mudanda scratching against a tree


It was a nice beginning to the day as the orphans came out of their stables in high spirits looking forward to a new day. Kenia took charge and led the others towards the browsing grounds after the milk and supplement feeding was over.

Once the orphans were in the browsing fields, Layoni and Dabassa walked past them on their way to the Voi River, as they headed to the Voi River without stopping to join the stockade dependent orphans.

The orphans had a wonderful bathing session following their afternoon milk bottle. Ishaq-B enjoyed scratching against a low lying acacia tree branch after which he joined the rest for the afternoons browsing session.

Mbirikani browsing alone

Lentili finds a nice spot to browse

Mudanda with a mouthfull of greens


It was a wonderful beginning of the day with the orphan elephants coming out of their stockade, downing a morning milk bottle and settling for their supplement feeding before beginning the journey out to the browsing grounds. The orphans browsed in single file with Ishaq-B, Panda and Ndii staying close to Tahri while Kenia and Araba kept company with one another.

Two hours after the juniors had left the stockade, Lesanju, Lolokwe, Thoma, baby Thor, Ndara, baby Neptune, Tassia, Sinya and Siria visited the stockade where they had a drink from the water trough. They remained at the stockade compound for about half an hour allowing Thor and Neptune to suckle from their mothers before they returned to the park. In the afternoon, Layoni and Dabassa, who are best friends, came to the stockade for a quick drink before heading off again.

Neptune suckling

Mashariki browsing

Embu playing in the water


The morning started with the stockade dependant orphans gulping down their morning milk bottle and settling for the supplement feeding. They later played some hide and seek games followed by soil dusting games around the stockade compound.

Soon after the juniors left for the browsing fields Emilyís herd arrived at the stockade. Among the group was Laikipia, Ndara, Tassia, Lempaute, Sinya, Dabassa, Layoni and Kivuko. The Ex Orphans enjoyed a drink of clean water from the stockade water trough after which they had a wonderful time relaxing around the stockade compound.

Wasessa engaged Dabassa in a wrestling match while Mzima took on Rombo. Sweet Sally leaned against a rock for a scratching session before giving way for Seraa to do the same after which they headed to the browsing fields.

Sweet Sally scratching on a rock

Kivuko playing with Emma

Mashariki and Ajali find a quiet browsing spot


Lesanju and Lempaute came to the stockade this morning when they met up with Layoni and Dabassa who had arrived before them. The two greeted her warmly, embracing her and showing her the respect she deserves as the matriarchal mother she has become.

Ishaq-B and Kihari led the group towards the browsing grounds shortly after Lesanjuís arrival with Kenia and Ndii making sure that their adopted babies, Araba and Tahri, did not leave their side. Lesanju left the stockades a short while later in an effort to catch up with the juniors but did not meet up with them again today.

The orphans headed to the water hole at noon, with Lentili, Arruba, Bada and Mashariki arriving with the first group. Ishaq-B secured an opportunity to interact with Tahri while Ndii enjoyed some mud bathing games, becoming the star of the day. Mbirikani tried to challenge her by rolling around in the water like a mudfish but her skills were no match for Ndiiís.

Panda with Tahri

Safi greeting Tassia

Eden, Thor and Neptune at the watertrough




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