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Kiko was feeding on some acacia trees a short distance away from where the rest of the orphans were. As he was enjoying his browse, four wild giraffe’s approached. Kiko stood still staring at them, and one that looked younger than him moved closer trying to smell him. After a few minutes, the cowardly Kiko rushed back to where the other orphans were, leaving the wild visitors wondering what to do. The giraffes then drew the attention of the elephants, with playful girls like Malima mock-charging the motionless animals. Malkia, Mteto, Kuishi and Godoma then charged in as Murit, Ambo, Jotto, Sana Sana and Ndiwa backed them up. Upon seeing the little elephants charging towards them the wild giraffes turned and disappeared back into the Park.

Enkesha’s love for mud baths continues and was very evident during the public visit today. She drank her milk bottles in a big hurry before going to fully immerse herself in the mud bath. It was funny to see the little girl fully submerged in the muddy water as she swam from one corner to the other.


Kiko browsing

Malima and Kuishi

Ndiwa smelling the camera

Enkesha heading to the bushes


The orphans came out of their rooms this morning and looked so happy with nice big smiles on their faces. Some of them came out and met near Maxwell’s gate. Maxwell was dosing and they enjoyed eating his leftover lucerne pellets that had spilled through to the other side of the gate. Kauro, Sapalan, Rapa, Murit, Maramoja, Namalok, Sana Sana and Malkia were shoving each other out of the way, each one wanting to be closest to the gate to stretch their trunk through the bars and grab even more of the pellets. Mbegu and Tagwa were not interested but instead went to look for the tiny girl; even when they pushed on her door though she did not wake up as she was still fast asleep. Jotto, Ambo and Malima were playing with Tamiyoi and running after each other all over the place, and playing gentle pushing games. Mbegu and Tagwa decided to start moving out to the forest and the others followed them, except for Kauro who wanted to finish as many lucerne pellets as he could!

At 9am Kauro, Namalok, Sapalan, Rapa, Pare and Maramoja started training and the familiarization process with the translocation lorry for their graduation from the Nursery and move to Ithumba. The first day went so well as they all got on the lorry for their milk bottle and were not afraid.
Mapia came to the mud bath and public visit today for the first time; he loved the mud pool very much as he had a lot of fun with Jotto.


Murit walking in the forest

Sana Sana having milk at mudbath

Sunlight falling on Jotto


The orphans woke up in a happy mood this morning. When Tagwa came out of her room she ran over to the room where the tiny baby from the Mara was. Unfortunately, she found the door closed and she let out a loud rumble in protest. This sound attracted the attention of the other big girls like Mbegu, Malkia, Mteto, Sana Sana and Godoma. They all tried to squeeze through the narrow corridor close to the little babies stable while the other group, headed by the big boys, walked out to the forest. The girls scrambled to see the baby but the keepers escorted them out to the forest with the others.

Out in the forest while the others were busy browsing, Enkesha came across a small pool of water and she seemed delighted with her find. She got in and happily splashed her legs with the water before she started wallowing. After some time Jotto joined her and they started fighting until Kusihi came over to separate them.

Maxwell scratches his chin

Ndotto and Godoma in a playfull mood

Ngilai, Godoma and Lasayen walk to the mudbath


Today Mapia joined the orphans right out in the forest. He interacted so well with the others, mostly with Kuishi, Kiasa, Maisha and Maktao, and he wasn’t bullied by any of the naughty ones either. He was always on Godoma’s mind as well, and she kept coming out of the thicket just to check on him. Sattao’s relationship with Mbegu is growing all the time, although he always faces a challenge with Ambo as he is very protective of Mbegu and her attentions. Today he kept following Mbegu and trying to suckle on her ear, so had to face Ambo several times. At one point, Mbegu had to intervene to control Ambo’s jealousy as he attempted to push Sattao away from Mbegu.

Tagwa and Ndiwa are two girls you would not normally find paired up together but today these two decided to wonder off together into the thicket to browse. The keepers found them when they were scared by a herd of impalas and they came running out of the bushes shouting with fright, looking for their friends and the keepers. Malkia, Ndotto, Jotto, Malima and Tamiyoi came running over to ‘save’ them and the duo were very relieved to be back in their company.

Mapya getting more comfortable with the Orphans

Mundusi and Jotto browse together

Namalok and Ndiwa getting ready for 11am feed


It was a happy day for old buddies Ambo and Jotto. Jotto was the first one out of his stockade this morning, and he proceeded to Maxwell’s gate. Max was still asleep at this stage because he had a long night of sharpening his horn and running around his stockade; since midnight the keepers had heard him doing this. Come 6am he was so exhausted he had decided to go for a nap in his bedroom. Jotto went to his gate to find him for some fun, but when he couldn’t find him there he settled to eat his left over lucerne spilling through the gate instead, whilst he waited for the others to come out. Sattao, Tamiyoi and Emoli came out of their rooms but didn’t join him. Sapalan came to join him but when he arrived, Jotto left. On his way Jotto saw Ambo standing by his door and he ran over to him shaking his head. There was a lot of welcoming and hugging and it appeared Ambo and Jotto were happy to see each other that morning! Sattao ran over to join them too and after their greetings, they decided to engage each other in a wrestling game as everyone else came out of their rooms.

Out in the forest Mbegu, Malkia, Ndotto, Ambo, Maramoja and Sana Sana were all crowded around a small bush. Mbegu emerged with a long big branch and it seems to have been a special plant, as she walked away with it and only allowed Ambo to share it with her. Tagwa approached her to share it with them but Mbegu was having none of it! She charged at her and walked away with the branch, so it must have been special indeed for the motherly figure not to even want to share it.

Just after 8 in the morning today, a very tiny baby arrived in a helicopter from the Masai Mara. She is very tiny and even smaller than Ndotto when he arrived at the Nursery, and she must be only 2 or 3 days old.

Ambo browses

Jotto happy to browse by himself

Emoli learning to browse




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