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9/24/2017 

The orphans walked straight to the lucerne field after their milk this morning and found two wild female elephants with their three babies drinking water from the water hole. The orphans continued feeding with Shukuru and Lemoyian separately scratching on a rock. The orphans later walked out to the bush to browse.

Boromoko and Sirimon were happily play fighting to one side while Lemoyian and Olsekki played on the other side. The rest busied themselves with finding enough food to eat. Later on, Roi and Kamok led the group to the mud bath for their milk.

At the mud bath, there was already a group of wild elephants waiting for water when the water truck arrived. They were very happy and moved aside to give way to the truck to fill the trough, and after moved back to drink some of the clean water. Some orphans went into the mud hole and started playing with the wild bulls who were already there. The wild bulls were playing and climbing on each other too; Boromoko decided to copy them and did the same to Naseku. Enkikwe was play fighting with Sirimon in the mud hole while the rest went straight to dust bath. Later on, the whole group walked back to the bush to browse again.
It is still so dry and the whole group was struggling to find fresh vegetation to eat before the day came to a close. They looked happy as they browsed together as a team. Kamok later led the group back home in the evening for their milk.

We had some wild bulls with Ex Orphans from Mutara's group in the stockade today, who sought refuge from the hot sun and hid in the shade. Half Trunk was among them. Narok's group also visited the stockade very late in the evening with Sities, Orwa, Bomani and Vuria. They all looked very healthy which was so nice to see considering the dry conditions.
 

Kithaka playing with Lemoyian


Enkikwe playing with Sirimon at mud bath


Half Trunk relaxing with the orphans in the shade

9/21/2017 

The orphans enjoyed their lucerne this morning, again without the company of their Ex Orphan friends or any other wild elephants. They stayed for quite a long time and finished every scrap before leaving for the bush.

Everyone was busy browsing this morning and it was another cold day. Dupotto was browsing next to Enkikwe as they seemed to strengthen their friendship. Lemoyian and Sokotei were busy play fighting and later the whole group, led by Laragai, went to the mudbath for their milk.

It was still very cold and no one bothered to play in the water. They all finished their milk and went to the water trough and there, a big wild bull joined them to drink water. Later the orphans went out into the bush to browse again. Olsekki and Sokotei were seen browsing together as they chatted while the others were busy browsing. The weather changed in the afternoon and it became warmer, so the orphans walked back to the mud pool to cool down, before going back to the stockades for the night.
At the stockades today we had 17 wild bulls come to drink water. Kilaguni, the Ex Orphan, was the only one around and he welcomed them to the water trough. There was no rain today.
 

Orphans with a wild elephant


Wild elephants at the stockades


Galla and Dupotto


Laragai

9/19/2017 

Ex Orphans including Wendi, Mulika, Yatta, Galana and Kinna with their babies were waiting or the orphans to come out of their stockades this morning. The dependent orphans interacted with them when they came out while Wiva and Kama were busy playing and scratching on one of the rocks. The orphans later walked into the bush to browse.

Everyone was busy browsing as it is so dry in the area at the moment. Lemoyian was browsing next to Galla and later started walking to mud bath. At the mud bath we had a mixture of wild elephants, Ex Orphans and our dependent elephants who were all interacting with each other. Boromoko was playing and rolling in the dust while Shukuru led the other group to play deep in the mudhole with the wild elephants. It was so nice to watch the huge elephants socializing with the young orphans as they played. Later on, they walked to the dust bath and started dusting themselves with Tusuja and Boromoko having a play fight. The orphan group later walked back into the bush leaving Boromoko, Tusuja and Dupotto standing with the wild bulls near the water trough; they later followed their friends. All the five Ex Orphan babies were present with their mothers today – Gawa, Wiva, Kama and older babies Mwende and Yetu who are now 5 years old.

It was a very hot afternoon and the orphans converged under a Baobab tree for awhile to escape the heat. Kithaka was seen scratching on the rock with Galla and the rest busy browsing and searching for some green vegetation. Later on they all started walking towards the stockade for the evening milk. Suguta's group came to the stockade to drink water with some wild bulls. They drank water and left to go back into the bush after.
 

Karisa messing around


Boromoko playing in the loose soil


Boromoko playing with Tusuja

9/17/2017 

The orphans left the stockades immediately after having their six o'clock milk and went to eat lucerne. They were later joined by Buchuma, Melia, Tumaren, Olare and a wild herd consisting of six members. As soon as the orphans were done, Shukuru led the way out to the Park. Olsekki and Boromoko started their activities by engaging in strength testing exercise. Later Garzi played with Barsilinga as Lemoyian settled to browse with Shukuru. At mud bath time, the orphans were joined by sixteen wild bulls and Olare’s group. Olare herself was missing from the group together with Melia and Tumaren. The group was now under the command of the wild orphan. Shortly later, Olare, Melia and Tumaren emerged from the eastern side of the mud bath. There was trumpeting and ululation as the group welcomed back the three girls that had abandoned the group for two days. It was a happy reunion as the complete group now participated in wallowing. After mud bathing, Barsilinga played with Chemi Chemi while Lemoyian played with Tusuja. The entire herd participated in soil dusting and thereafter parted ways. In the afternoon, the orphans were joined by Mutara and her group. Wanjala had a brief chat with Mutara before settling to browse with her and later in evening, her group escorted the junior orphans back to the stockade. Half Trunk led a group of fifteen wild bulls who came for water at the stockade late in the evening.  

Tumaren, Melia and Olare


Buchuma in the lucerne field


Melia, Olare and Tumaren


Naseku soil dusting


Wanjala chats with Mutara

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

 

 

 

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