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Garzi, who has now joined Narok and her group, showed up in the morning with Narok and Bongo, maybe because they knew that Laragai and her friends were becoming more independent and they wanted to see what was going on. Roi and Galla came out with branches in their mouths that they continued enjoy as they relaxed outside the stockade waiting for directions. Shortly later, the racing team consisting of Maramoja, Pare and Rapa led the way to the browsing field. Lemoyian had spend the night outside the stockade without his friends in Narokís group, and started his day by scratching his belly on a bent tree. An hour later, Garzi left with his new found family of Narok and Bongo. Tusuja and Galla took a break from feeding to participate in a strength testing exercise that ended in a draw. At mud bath, Namalok, Naseku, Pare, Wanjala, Tusuja and Kamok had a spectacular time wallowing and showed off all their favourite poses. In the afternoon, Kauro, Dupotto and Laragai spent some time soil dusting and later joined their friends to browse again. Yatta and her group showed up at the stockade in the evening and left immediately after having enough water.  

Lemoyian scratching his belly

Ukame browsing

The 'racers' Rapa, Maramoja and Pare

Naseku overtaking Dupotto


Olare and her group were relaxing outside the stockade when the orphans were let out. The orphans teamed up briefly with Olare before heading to the browsing field. Galla who has become more active and adventurous these days as far as pushing games are concerned, tried to challenge Kibo. This was quite a brave challenge for him against the much older boy, but he surrendered immediately when the going got tough! At least it was a chance to try and test himself against a much older and independent bull.

Later Galla decided to go for Naseku who is at least the same size as him. The duo enjoyed a light strength testing exercise but it didn't last for long as they wanted to continue browsing as it is drying out at the moment. Kamok settled to feed with Sokotei as the racing team led by Maramoja took a break from feeding to relax under a tree when the temperature started climbing. The group drew water from their stomachs and started splashing water behind their ears.

At mud bath all the orphans had fun as they rolled and splashed around in the water. Boromoko, as usual, enjoyed riding on his friends as they were still wallowing, something that Galla has started to copy as well! Later, the orphans went to dust themselves on the loose soil, which they love to do as it dries their bodies after a bath and gives them a good protective coat against the sun and insects as well. They then went for a second mud bath to test out the small new water hole which is being filled close to the big one, but is more in the shade. In the afternoon, Sapalan and Oltaiyoni soil dusted while Kamok took a break from feeding to scratch her buttocks on an anthill. In the evening, the temperature was still high, prompting the orphans to pass by the mud bath again to cool-off before they went home.

Naseku playing with Galla

Orphans relaxing in the shade

Sapalan dusting

Sapalan and Oltaiyoni


Soon after leaving the stockades this morning, the orphans headed for water before being led away to the browsing field by Laragai. Laragai is such a clever girl and is showing her friends and the keepers that she and others like Kithaka and Barsilinga are ready to live a life in the wild. Even though they come into the stockade at night, every night just after 7pm Laragai opens their stockade gate by pulling the bar across and pushing it open! Oltaiyoni relaxed her trunk on her Nursery friend Kamok's back for sometime before the duo followed their friends.

Kithaka developed an itchy foot and spent some time scratching it on a bent tree. Enkikwe teamed up with his friend Siangiki to feed which we watched them doing for some time. These two have been friends since the Nursery but it is only since they came to Ithumba that their friendship has really blossomed - they like to browse together a lot and can often be seen by each others side. We wondered how this friendship would develop as they grow and mature and what the future had in store for them, these two little Nursery friends. Galla and Tusuja decided that work without play made Jack a dull boy and so took a break from feeding to participate in a strength testing exercise. Their game ended when Tusuja surrendered and Galla walked to a nearby rock to celebrate his victory by scratching on it and relieving himself of some pesky insects at the same time. Kauro settled to browse with Nursery-friend Kamok and at eleven o'clock in the morning, Maramoja led the first group to the mud bath. The orphans decided to go into the water hole today and Boromoko enjoyed riding on Nasekuís back, just because she could do nothing about it whilst in the water as well! Shortly after mud bath, the orphans headed west of the Ithumba Hill where they settled to browse. Naseku and Namalok decided to dust themselves in soil and have a relaxing afternoon messing around.

Kithaka scratching his foot

Enkikwe and his friend Siangiki

Tusuja playing with Galla

Galla having a good scratch


Karisa left with a branch in his mouth early in the morning. As the rest of the herd were busy feeding on lucerne, Karisa first made sure that he was done with the branch before joining his friends. Naseku took a break from feeding on lucerne to have her own game of rolling on the ground. Shortly later, the orphans were joined by Mutaraís group.

Naseku settled to feed with Pare while Sapalan, who has weaned himself off milk, settled to feed with Kithaka. Boromoko and Galla had lengthy strength testing exercise that came to an abrupt end when Garzi intervened and pushed the two boys away. Boromoko moved to where Olsekki was feeding and attempted to ride on him. Olsekki wasn't happy about this and he turned to defend himself fiercely from Boromoko. The ever joyful and smiling Boromoko didn't take Olsekki seriously and enjoyed the pushing game for sometime before Boromoko quit and resumed browsing. At mud bath time, only the young ones participated in wallowing. In the afternoon, the sun was hot making the orphans converge under a tree, and they only resumed browsing when the temperature dropped. In the evening, the orphans passed by the mud bath where they were briefly joined by Yatta, Kinna, baby Kama and baby Yoyo. Yatta had a new look after breaking one of her crooked tusks in an undisclosed location. Galla and Tusuja finished up the day's activities by engaging in a pushing game.

Naseku and Pare

Boromoko trying to climb on Olsekki

Yatta and Kinna with their babies Yoyo and Kama


The sky was clear as the orphans strolled nonchalantly out from the stockade. Led by Naseku, the orphans headed straight and settled to browse in Kone area. Barsilinga settled to browse with Tusuja while Karisa teamed up with Sapalan. Wanjala competed with Galla who between them could pluck leaves from the tallest trees. Galla quit the competition and met with Boromoko who engaged him in light pushing game. Their game was interrupted by Barsilinga who when passing close by decided to push the two boys away. Boromoko and Galla ended their game and went separate ways. Naseku led Roi and Dupotto to the milk feed in the first group, while Maramoja led her Nairobi group that never walks slowly when heading for their milk! The sun was hot and this prompted all the orphans to participate in the wallowing exercise where Galla, Boromoko, Wanjala and Lemoyian enjoyed riding on their friends. After mud bath, Lemoyian and Kithaka had disagreement that was sorted out through a pushing game. Lemoyian, the tough guy that never gives up easily, gave Kithaka a hard time before finally surrendering and walking away. Zurura and two wild bulls briefly passed by mud bath heading to an unknown location. In the evening, the Ex Orphans consisting of Olareís group, Makiretiís group and Mulika with few members of the senior Ex Orphan group showed up at the stockade and left immediately after having enough water.  

Boromoko plays with Galla

Kithaka playing with Lemoyian

Mulika, Mwende and Chyulu

Gawa leading the Ex Orphans




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