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9/11/2017 

Mutara and Olare’s groups joined the juniors for lucerne soon after they were let out. Shortly later Bongo and Teleki, who have teamed up with Nasalot, also showed up followed by Orwa, Narok, Bomani and Vuria. The orphans left for browsing soon after they had enough of the lucerne.

Kithaka and Garzi enjoyed a pushing game that went on for quite some time as neither of them wanted to surrender. At last, Kithaka gave up and went to scratch against a nearby tree. The sun was hot and during mud bath time, the venue was flooded with wild bulls that were coming for a drink and to cool off. A total of forty five wild elephants were there with Half Trunk and Dad among them. Orok, who is 13 years old now, was among the wild bulls, and joined the juniors briefly in the mud bath before getting out to drink water from the trough.

The orphans had a quiet afternoon with Wanjala taking a break from feeding to relax under a tree to avoid the scorching sun. In the evening, the orphans passed by the mud bath where they enjoyed an evening cool-off before heading back to the stockade.
 

Murka and Kitirua


Kithaka playing in the soil


Kithaka scratching his chest on a tree


Wanjala relaxing


Wild bull referred to as 'Dad'

9/10/2017 

Mutara’s group in the company of Narok, Bongo, Vuria, Orwa, Teleki and few members from Olare’s group were at the stockade compound early in morning. They dependent orphans joined them as soon as they had finished their morning milk. A wild herd consisting of eight members and an eighteen month old baby showed up and half of the group including the baby joined the juniors for lucerne. The baby interacted with Olsekki, Roi, Boromoko and Enkikwe who had a light pushing game with the baby.

Back out in the bush, Galla had great time soil dusting while Boromoko and Olsekki settled for a pushing game that ended soon when Boromoko surrendered. Shukuru, Roi and Kamok scratched all their itchy places on nearby rocks before going back to browsing. Orok came to mud bath accompanied by his friends and then walked down to join the juniors to mud bath. Soon after Karisa had enough of wallowing, he walked up to the water trough and joined some wild bulls that were drinking water. Karisa took the water he needed and left to join his friends that had started heading back out. In the afternoon, the orphans settled to browse in the Kanziku area. The sun was still hot and Kamok, Sokotei, Enkikwe and Karisa took a break from feeding to relax under a tree. Later in the day Tusuja, Lemoyian and Barsilinga decided to dust themselves in some soil and then Kamok led the way back out to the stockade.
 

Roi scratching in the morning


Olsekki chats with wild baby


Roi greets a wild baby


Orok mud bathing with the orphans

9/5/2017 

Six bulls were drinking water at the stockade water troughs when the orphans were let out. Once the orphans settled for their lucerne, Galana and Olare’s group checked in and shared lucerne with the juniors. Shortly later, Laragai rumbled, alerting her friends that it was time to leave for browsing. The orphans had a quiet morning browsing without any major observation.

It was quite warm at mud bath but the orphans didn't show any interest in mud bathing. They had their milk and had some water and then decided to continue browsing. In the afternoon, the orphans were joined by Narok and Bongo. They have made their own little group and only time will tell if they will join another group or even recruit other members from the dependent orphans. Narok settled to browse with Wanjala and Oltaiyoni while Bongo teamed up with Barsilinga and Garzi.
 

Loijuk and baby Gawa in the early morning


Wanjala, Oltaiyoni and Narok


Tusuja eating a tasty plant


Big girl Narok

9/3/2017 

Soon after leaving the stockade, Boromoko and Tusuja had a warm up exercise through a pushing game. Galana, baby Gawa, Loijuk, Kilaguni, Kasigau, Ithumbah, a wild orphan and a wild elephant joined the juniors to feed on lucerne. Shortly later Bongo and Narok, who appear to have temporarily separated from Orwa, Teleki, Bomani and Vuria, emerged from the eastern side of the stockade. Teleki has joined up with Nasalot and always walks together with her while the three boys Orwa, Bomani and Vuria have formed their own small group. Only time will tell if the groups will remain as they are. Kamok led the way to the browsing field where Lemoyian, who loves pushing games, engaged Sokotei in a strength testing exercise while Sirimon tackled Tusuja. At around ten o'clock in the morning, the juniors were joined by Olare’s group, Makireti’s group and Galana’s group. Later the herd walked to the mud bath where they were joined by thirty eight wild bulls.

In the afternoon, the orphans settled to browse in the upper Kalovoto area. Olsekki and Boromoko took a break from feeding to play, a game which came to an end when Roi passed close by and Olsekki turned to ride on her. Sirimon came and pushed Olsekki away which we thought was chivalrous but then he turned to ride on Roi himself. Kithaka rolled on the ground on his own but was later joined by Enkikwe. In the evening, a wild herd consisting of ten members came for water at the stockade compound and left later when they had enough water.
 

Orphans feeding on lucerne


Galana's herd arriving


Garzi and Lemoyian


Makireti leading Olare's herd

8/27/2017 

Kilaguni and Chaimu were at the stockade compound when the juniors were let out. Shortly later, Bongo and Narok, who appear to have formed a group of two, joined the juniors for lucerne. Two different wild herd herds showed up for water. One group consisted of nine members while the other one had ten members. Four wild elephants with a two year old baby joined the juniors for lucerne. In the process one of the young wild elephants was knocked by another following a disagreement that only they could explain. Naseku and Boromoko had a brief chat with the two year old baby as Shukuru walked down to join the wild elephant’s drinking water.

Sokotei engaged Olsekki in a pushing game while Galla tackled Naseku. Boromoko had a lone game of soil dusting and at eleven o'clock in the morning, Ukame led the first group to the mud bath. Sixteen wild elephants attended the mud bath and wild elephant bull Half Trunk was among them. In the afternoon, the orphans settled to browse in between Imenti and the western side of the Ithumba Hill. Olsekki took a break from feeding to participate in a soil dusting exercise while Tusuja engaged Lemoyian to a light pushing game. In the evening, the sun was still hot and Ukame led her friends back to the mud bath for an evening cool off. On the way she was overtaken by Shukuru. After having enough of the mud, Karisa then led the way back to the stockade. Late in the evening Orwa, Bomani and Vuria showed up for water at the stockade and left after.
 

Kilaguni surrounded by lots of lucerne


Shukuru sharing water with a wild elephant


Boromoko soil dusting


Galla playing with Naseku


Little Dupotto with Kithaka

 

 

 

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