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5/13/2018 

It was a bright morning with a clear sky which was an indication of a hot day ahead. Ukame, the hot-tempered girl, led the way out. On the way to the browsing field, Karisa and Tusuja ran into trouble with Ukame when the two boys tried to overtake her. Ukame couldn't let them do that and she saw this as an act of disrespect towards her. Ukame turned and chased the two boys all the way to the back.

Out in the bush Garzi and Sirimon took a break from feeding to participate in a strength testing exercise that lasted for quite a while. The rest of the group concentrated on browsing. Ukame settled to browse with Naseku, while Tusuja settled to browse with Roi. In the afternoon, the orphans browsed in the lower Kalovoto area where Enkikwe took a break from feeding to participate in a soil dusting exercise. It was great to see him coping so well. Later in the evening, Olare’s group in the company of a junior wild bull showed up at the stockade compound and left shortly later after ascertaining that all was okay and there were no injured orphans there that needed their comfort or attention.
 

Sirimon and Garzi strength testing


Ukame and Naseku browsing together


Roi and Tusuja browsing side by side

5/11/2018 

Yatta, Kinna, baby Kama, baby Yoyo, Yetu, Naserian, Sidai, Orwa, Bomani and Teleki were at the stockade compound when the orphans were let out. Yatta and the babies Yoyo and Kama stood at the entrance as if they were counting the orphans one by one as they came out of the stockade. Enkikwe was the last one to leave and amazingly enough, the ever playful Kama decided to gang up with Yoyo and hold Enkikwe captive for almost a minute. The two rascals attacked Enkikwe from the sides knowing that due to his injury he could not turn quickly to get them. After Yoyo and Kama had terrorized Enkikwe for long enough, the two naughty ones ran away knowing that Enkikwe had no way of catching up with them, since he cannot run fast.

The ex-orphans escorted the juniors to the browsing field and after parted ways. Karisa and Naseku at had a brief chat that ended with a strength testing exercise. Wanjala, who was feeding close by, was jealous of the two having a nice pushing game and so came forward to disrupt their peaceful game. On the way to the mud bath, the orphans were again joined by Yatta and her small group. The two groups had a spectacular wallowing before parting ways again. Zurura and Kenze also attended mud bath with Zurura checking on Enkikwe before walking away. In the afternoon the orphans browsed for the rest of the day.
 

Yatta, Yoyo, Enkikwe and Kama


Orphans leaving the mudbath


Zurura and Enkikwe

5/1/2018 

When the gates opened, Lemoyian led the way out without taking his milk while Laragai tasted it then spat it out and left. Only Kithaka accepted to take the milk after he and his group were taken back to the stockade for the night following the attack and killing of one of their own by lions. Maramoja, who is the youngest female, teamed up with the older girls Kamok, Roi and Naseku and seemed to be listening to their stories.

Barsilinga, Sirimon and Lemoyian who had been used to doing whatever they wanted for some weeks, found it very difficult to follow the keepers instructions and kept distancing themselves from the rest of the group. At mud bath time it wasn’t very hot and the orphans only had their milk then returned back to the browsing field. In the afternoon the orphans settled to browse and Namalok and Sapalan decided to sneak away from the keepers. Upon realizing the two were missing, the keepers started searching and found them browsing a short distance away. When the keepers tried to call them, Sapalan and Namalok realized that their plan had backfired and tried to escape from the keepers. At last the keepers managed to bring them under control and they followed them back to the stockade.
 

Lemoyian busy browsing


Roi, Naseku, Kamook and Maramoja browsing


Kithaka in the fields

4/29/2018 

Kilaguni, Chaimu and Naisula teamed up with Mutara’s group to provide company, security and advise to the juniors following the killing of one of their own by lions. The lions are estimated to be about five in number and are very big. Naisula, who belongs to Olare’s group, came to represent her group who have not shown up since the beginning of the rain season. Olsekki and Siangiki are still missing, but we are sure they are with Narok’s group since they love to be with them. The herd briefly settled for lucerne; Maramoja threw some on her head and then started walking towards the bush. The rest of the herd trailed behind her as Tusuja and Pare had a private conversation.

At the browsing field, Roi, Naseku and Maramoja teamed up together and they enjoyed the green pasture brought about as a result of the good rains. Later, Naseku moved to join Naisula and briefly had a chat that didn't last for long. At eleven o'clock in the morning, the ex-orphans escorted the juniors to the mud bath and after returned together back to the browsing field. Kanjoro and Kilaguni held a strength testing exercise that ended when Kanjoro decided to surrender. In the evening it started raining lightly and this activated the orphans playing mood. The orphans and ex-orphans enjoyed rolling on the wet soil and smeared themselves with red mud. At five o'clock in the evening, the ex-orphans escorted the juniors back to the stockade.
 

Tusuja speaks to Pare


Maramoja, Naseku and Roi feeding


Chaimu and Naisula


Chaimu, Suguta and Kanjoro

4/27/2018 

Mutara's group came in the early morning and waited for the orphans to come out after their breakfast. The orphans had their milk as usual and went out to join them. The orphans didn't want to stay around and walked straight out to the bush to browse. Namalok became over excited after he saw a dikdik jumping here and there. He walk next to Karisa and started browsing next to him. Roi was carrying some extra grass out of one side of her mouth and was still browsing. Namalok and Sapalan were browsing together while Kamok was on her own. Because there is water everywhere in the bush, the orphans could drink it as and when they liked and simply go back to browsing.

It was very hot again today so after their milk the orphans walked straight to the mud wallow and started swimming. It was so interesting to see them swimming gently but with Galla and Tusuja riding on them whilst they tried to swim across. They later walked out and straight to the bush to browse. Naseku was the only one today who continued playing in the water for awhile longer as she was clearly enjoying it.

Mutara's herd visited again this evening but they only drank water and left. Enkikwe is still improving and he has started to take some steps and tries to follow the others when he can.
 

Namalok scared of the dik dik


Karisa browsing with Namalok


Oltaiyoni

 

 

 

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