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Early before dawn, Mutara and Narokís groups checked in at the stockade compound. The junior Ex Orphans stayed until day break when the orphans were let out. Sapalan led the way out as Sities led her friends into the stockade to find out if there were any leftovers. Galla met with Sities and decided to challenge her, but Sities was too strong for him and he opted to surrender and walk out. Lucerne was distributed to them but instead of feeding on it, the orphans started tossing it up in air, and shortly later headed to the browsing field to enjoy the fresh flourishing vegetation. The gentle Boromoko started his day's activities by engaging Olsekki in a light pushing game, while Naseku rolled on the ground. The junior Ex Orphans escorted the others out into the Park where Mutara and Suguta had light pushing game while Sirimon sought some pushing lessons from Sities. Sities accepted and took him on for a training session that didn't last for long. Thereafter, Sirimon practiced what he had learned on Tusuja and Enkikwe. Bomani, who left us and joined the wild without tusks, now has something to boast about because at long last the tusks have come out! Bomani tackled Tusuja in an effort to show him that he should not mess around with him since he is a new Bomani, with tusks! Sapalan and Namalok took a break from feeding to engage in soil dusting exercise as Karisa stayed close by. Shortly before mud bath time, the junior Ex Orphans parted ways with the dependent ones. Roi led the first group of girls consisting of Naseku and Dupotto for their midday bottle feeds, as Kauro led the second group consisting of boys Galla and Karisa. In the afternoon, Tusuja enjoyed a light pushing game with Olsekki and when they were done, they rejoined their friends to feed again. 

Sities playing with Galla

Sapalan and Namalok soil dusting

Roi, Naseku and Dupotto

Tusuja playing with Olsekki


Orwa, Bomani, Narok and Bongo spent the night just outside the stockade compound and welcomed the juniors out in the morning. Out browsing they were also joined by Mutaraís group Chaimu and Kilaguni. All the groups mingled together as the juniors enjoyed the company of the other Ex Orphans. Naseku and Tusuja teamed up with Sities and copied what she was doing. Chaimu and Kilaguni tried to win the juniors hearts by lying on the ground and inviting them to play together. Wanjala walked to where Kainuk was feeding and had a brief chat before Kainuk pushed him away. We werenít sure why, but boys will always be boys, and maybe Wanjala was misbehaving. The little show-off Lemoyian humiliated Wanjala further by pushing him again when he passed close to him. The sky was cloudy today and the weather was warm. This prompted Nursery friends Naseku, Roi and Dupotto to participate in a small mud bath when they came across a small pool of water. Later, Naseku came across a bent tree that she used to scratch herself on, while Shukuru tried to test her strength by trying to push another tree. Galla engaged Boromoko in a pushing game, which he later lost. In the afternoon, the orphans enjoyed browsing on the western slopes of the Ithumba Hill, where there was lots of different vegetation to browse on. 

Orwa and Bomani outside the stockades

Tusuja browsing

Wanjala and Kainuk

Naseku, Roi and Dupotto in a mini mud bath


It was a quiet morning as the orphans strolled nonchalantly out from their stockades. Led by Siangiki, the orphans headed to Kone area where they settled to browse. The orphans were joined by recently independent Orwa, Narok, Bomani, Vuria and Bongo. Garzi got the opportunity to play with his long time friend Vuria. The flamboyant Lemoyian settled for a pushing game with Sokotei while the fastest Naseku settled to browse with Tusuja. Enkikwe and Ukame took a break from feeding to dust themselves while Wanjala teamed up with Bongo to feed. Later, Enkikwe and Tusuja decided to settle their scores through a pushing game but Orwa, who was feeding close by, intervened by pushing the two boys away. The afternoon was quiet as the orphans concentrated on browsing. 

Bomani browsing

Galla and Enkikwe

Tusuja playing with Enkikwe


Mulika and Mwende in the company of Mutara and Narokís groups were at the stockade compound to welcome the juniors out this morning. Tusuja entwined his trunk with Narok in morning greetings while Shukuru said hello to her long time friend Mutara. Boromoko joined Kanjoro in an anticipation of learning new pushing techniques, by engaging him in a strength testing exercise. The cool and cautious Karisa, who dislikes being pushed by his friends, settled for a scratching game on the edge of the water trough. Enkikwe briefly engaged Kainuk in a pushing game that he quickly lost. Siangiki, who is Enkikwe's friend, took over from him and engaged Kainuk in a light pushing game. Mutara, on the other hand, warned Garzi of the serious consequences if he dared come close to requesting a pushing game.

Naseku took a break from feeding to scratch her belly on a nearby rock. Enkikwe settled to feed with Siangiki while Olsekki settled to feed with Sirimon. On their way to the mud bath, the orphans came across some water that they decided to cool off in, before heading to the mud bath where they were joined by Ex Orphans Galana, baby Gawa, Lenana, Lualeni, Challa, Rapsu, Sidai, Ishanga and Meibai. Naseku assigned herself the duty of taking care of Gawa and even left with Galana and her group. Later the keepers went to search for Naseku and when they found her, she was very reluctant to leave Gawa as she wanted to be her older sister. Naseku protested by trumpeting and charging to the nearby thickets as she made her way back to join the dependent group.

Shukuru says hello to Mutara

Kanjoro plays with Boromoko

Siangiki playing with Kainuk

Mutara warning Garzi


The orphans were joined by Mutara and Narokís groups early in the morning when they were let out. There were brief morning greetings between Kanjoro and Bongo, Garzi and Orwa, Kithaka and Turkwel and the playful Lemoyian with Sokotei. Lemoyian, whose tusk came loose some time back and it looked as if he would have none at all, now has something to smile about. The tusk that broke is now regenerating again.

Out in the Park the Ex Orphans parted ways with the juniors apart from Bongo, who decided to stick together with the dependent elephants. Ukame started a game of rolling on ground where she was joined by Sirimon, Wanjala, Siangiki, Enkikwe and Lemoyian. At one time they all decided to take a nap together, given that there is plenty of food around now and they did not have to worry about finding as much food as they could before the end of the day. Later, Lemoyian settled for a strength testing exercise with Sokotei, a game that ended in a draw. In the evening, Sirimon came across a pool of water that he briefly took a break from feeding to play in.

Bongo and Kainuk

Boromoko and Sokotei browsing


Barsilinga drinking

Sirimon cooling off




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