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6/14/2018 

The morning was began with the usual milk and supplement feeding before the orphan herd made their way to the browsing grounds. Ishaq-B had a wonderful browsing moment with Tahri which made little Tahri very happy as she has been feeling a little out of sorts since the arrival of the six new orphans from the Nursery.

Lasayen and Ndotto together with Mbegu and Murit were browsing together today when Murit seemed undecided as to whether or not to follow the older orphans uphill or to stay with Mbegu, Lasayen and Ndotto. Murit lifted his trunk, smelling the older orphans who were busy browsing and decided to remain with his friends.

Kenia and Naipoki enjoyed a scratching session against two different rocks after which the orphan herd visited the baobab tree water hole where they had their milk bottle but forgo the water as it was too cold.

The group then made their way to the northern foot of Msinga Hill where they started to browse but became unsettled as a there was a female lioness busy mating with a big male lion who was roaring loudly which sent the orphans running off in fear. The keepers managed to get them all back tighter and calm them down but Mbegu, Lasayen, Ngilai, Godoma, Murit and Ndotto chose to stay close to the keepers for the rest of the day.

 

Suswa enjoying fresh green shoots


Murit smelling other older wild Elephants


Mudanda enjoying scratching against a rock

6/13/2018 

It was a cold Friday morning as the junior orphan elephants together with Tahri and Araba made their way out of the stockade for their morning milk bottle. After the supplement feeding was over
Mbegu took the lead with Lentili doing her best to get past Ngilai, Ndotto, Lasayen, Murit and Godoma to overtake Mbegu and become the leader.

Laikipia visited the stockade at 9.30am and remained there for an hour drinking water and feeding on Lucerne grass pellets.

The morning browsing session went well with Mbegu approaching Tahri in an effort to form a friendship with her and to bring an end to the grudge that Tahri seems to have for her. The two spent the better part of the morning hours browsing peacefully together under Ndiiís watchful eye.
Godoma came and joined the two and they all enjoyed spending some time together.

At midday the orphan elephants visited the baobab water hole to drink water, but opted not to take a bath, due to the cold weather. After having a drink they resumed with their browsing activities until 5pm when it was time to return to the safety of the stockades for the night.
 

Embu stretching to get to greener shoots


Mbegu and Ishaq-B tender moment


Panda bottom scratching on a rock

6/12/2018 

It was drizzling this morning as the orphans followed the keepers to the western side of Msinga Hill where the babies all enjoyed feeding on the moist soft grass they found there. Mbegu was seen making a great effort to separate her herd from the older orphans in the group but was not very successful in doing so as Ngilai and Murit were enjoying walking and browsing with their older friends.

Today the afternoon milk bottles were taken to where the orphans were browsing as they were reluctant to go to the waterhole as it was a rather cold and wet day. Soon after the milk feed was over Murit, Ngilai and Ndotto lay down on the ground and rolled around in an effort to get warm. Godoma watched their games but did not join them.

Ndii was busy with the new arrivals and was not paying much attention to Tahri who engaged Araba in a pushing game in an effort to get some attention from the older females. Ndii reacted quickly and went up to Tahri, bringing an end to the fight. She managed to get Tahri to walk away with her to browse.

In the evening Murit was in a very naughty mood and went to each of his friends taking their milk bottles from the ground having a drink and then dropping the bottle. The keepers had to quickly run in to right the bottles so as to prevent all the milk from spilling onto the ground before trying to get Murit to move away. Murit grabbed his milk bottle and ran away with it downing the contents as he went.
 

Panda browsing


Ndotto takes a break from browsing


Lasayen Godoma and Mbegu

6/11/2018 

The morning began with the orphan elephants concentrating on their morning milk and supplement feeding before heading for the browsing field. Today it was cloudy with light rain as the orphans browsed in single file during the morning hours.

Godoma, Lasayen and Murit have become much more relaxed around the older Voi orphans and enjoyed browsing with them before they all headed to the baobab water hole where Mbeguís group was the first to arrive for their milk bottle.

They all then headed to the water trough for a drink at which point Arruba wanted to get into the trough for a bath. She first tested the temperature of the water with her front foot and found it was too cold and quickly abandoned her bathing ideas. Mashariki and Nelion stood in the middle and rumbled at one another while Mashariki scooped water with her trunk and threw it over herself splashing Mbegu, Ndotto, Ngilai and Tundani in the process; they all quickly moved out of the way! Arruba went to investigate the perimeter of the big baobab tree, walking around it several times before rejoining the orphan herd who had settled to browse close to the waterhole.
 

Arruba testing the waters


Lasayen sniffing wild Elephants in the distance


Arruba investigating the big Baobab

6/10/2018 

The orphans walked out of their stockades and went straight for their milk bottles which they downed before enjoying the supplements that had been laid out for them. The orphan herd then followed the keepers and Mbeguís herd to the browsing fields. They browsed for two hours after which Nelion and Bada joined a small wild elephant family that was browsing nearby for a spell, before rejoining their friends.

Today Laikipia came and joined the orphans. Mbeguís herd is now more used to him and were happy to interact with the older ex-orphan. Laikipia spent some time with the babies before joining the same wild herd that Nelion and Bada had browsed with before his arrival. Ndotto, Murit and Mbegu escorted Laikipia for a short distance before returning to their friends.

At midday the group made their way to the baobab water hole where they had their milk and then wallowed in the water. Embu was the first to enter the water followed a few minutes later by Murit. Rorogoi joined Embu for some rolling in the water games and it was not long before all the others were doing the same. Ndotto and Ngilai did not want to join the rest of the group in the water and chose instead to enjoy a lovely dust bath.
 

Lasayen looking for his friends


Godoma enjoys browsing


Embu at mud-bath

 

 

 

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