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Tamiyoi and Maisha are two other lovely girls who never over react or react badly when something happens to them. Today in the forest as the first group of orphans were getting ready for their noon feed, they were all jostling, pushing and shoving to get to the front so as to be the first to run down and the first to have their milk bottles. During all this shoving, lovely Tamiyoi, Maisha and not forgetting the cool little boy Musiara, were just seen patiently waiting and seemingly unbothered by the rush. Kiasa, Emoli, Sattao and Maktao are well known for rushing to be the first to get their bottle feeds, but this other patient trio remained calm and collected! 

Maisha waiting patiently for her milk bottle

Musiara scratching his eye with his trunk

Tamiyoi happy to wait for her bottle


It was a sunny afternoon again and all the animals in the National Park seemed to be seeking shade under the trees from the sun. The elephant orphans were doing the same. Maktao is so very dependent on his Keepers and loves them dearly, and was hanging around close to them as Musiara and his best friend Luggard decided to rest under a tree nearby, spraying themselves with cool dirt and collecting some of the tasty seeds that had dropped from the tree. Three warthogs were enjoying the shade too where Maisha and Enkesha were resting, before Malima interrupted the peace. She came charging over to scare the warthogs away and they were forced to seek shelter elsewhere. Sagala, Sana Sana and Tagwa attempted to pull down branches from a tree they were resting under, whilst little Enkesha, Emoli, Maisha and Sattao scrambled for the leaves that fell as a result, collecting them up off the floor. Ambo and Jotto were very much involved in a pushing game, whilst Mapia defied the hot weather and chose to browse out in the open to fill up his tummy. 

Mapia filling his tummy

Sana Sana stuffing her mouth with grass

Malima and Jotto walk to the forest


The orphans were having their 3pm milk feed and Kiko drank his milk faster than ever. The tall boy decided not to leave the feeding area but instead to stay and lick the empty bottles, at times removing the teats and licking those as well. To prove his naughtiness, the giraffe kicked in the air several times, scaring the smaller elephant babies like Musiara and Maktao who took refuge behind their Keepers. Kiko really got going though when he picked the hat off an unsuspecting Keepers head, trying to chew on it. He took several turns around the wheelbarrow before dashing into the nearby bushes with the hat in his mouth. The Keeper tried to get his hat back by luring Kiko closer with an empty milk bottle, but the naughty giraffe dropped the hat on the top on an acacia tree, giving the Keeper a hard time to get his hat back off this thorny tree.  

Malkia Maktao & Malima with her ears spread open

Emoli enjoys browsing with Maisha

Orphans waiting for their morning bottle


As the orphans arrived for their milk bottles at the noon feeding time, the visiting public were surprised at how Enkesha, Maktao and Sattao tried to out-smart each other. Each elephant wanted to be the first to the feeding area and there was a lot of pushing and jostling to get to the front. Unfortunately in the struggle, Sattao stumbled and rolled in the rocky area, which made him cry out. Sattao’s fall did not stop the others from rushing to still get their milk, but Sattao managed to get to his feet and carry on with his run towards the mud bath area for his bottle. By the time he got there the others had already finished their bottles and were browsing on the greens that had been put out by the Keepers. Musiara was the last one in the first group to come, as unlike the others he doesn’t hurry for his milk and walked along slowly beside the Keepers that accompanied him.  

Maisha and Sattao browsing together

Jotto and Musiara spend time together

Maktao and Kuishi on top of the rocks


This morning it felt very cold and it even rained for a little bit as well. This meant the orphans all browsed really close together so as to keep warm and share their body heat. The babies like Maktao, Kiasa, Musiara, Sattao and even Luggard were glued right to the middle and centre of the herd to keep warm. Even the Keepers found that if they kept close to all the orphans they felt a little bit warmer too! During the public visit the babies like Maktao and Sattao even decided to stand close to the rope cordon to share some of the heat from the visiting public, and some of their umbrella-cover too! When the Keepers came to move Maktao away from the rope he protested by yelling out as he found it so much warmer there. 

Sattao in a playful mood

Maktao trying to sniff Sattao's mouth

Sagala waiting for her milk bottle




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