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8/26/2017 

The day started with great momentum as the stockade dependant orphans charged out of their night quarters downing their morning milk bottle before settling to enjoy the highly nutritious Lucerne pellets and dairy cubes. Kenia went to scratch her neck against a rock by the stockade water trough.

The orphans headed to the browsing grounds under Mudanda, Kihari, Nelion and Mbirikani’s leadership. As the day progressed it became very hot and Araba sought refuge from the scorching sun by hiding behind Kenia’s ear. Rorogoi and Embu were the first to get their afternoon milk bottle by arriving at the milk feeding area well ahead of the others. They were followed a few minutes later by Bada, Mudanda, Ndoria and Pasaka. Pasaka wanted to be fed his milk a short distance from the others and the keepers were happy to oblige him. The rest of the orphans came for their bottles in groups of four. When all the orphans had been fed they headed to the baobab water hole where they had a lot of fun in the mudbath.
 

Wild herd seen in the Aruba area


Wild elephant herd head tothe Aruba pump

8/24/2017 

The orphans exited their stockades to the sound of the singing birds. Following their milk and supplement feed they enjoyed some copra cake, lucerne grass and pellets. Lempaute, Dabassa, Layoni and Kivuko came to the stockade soon after the juniors had left missing them by a hair.
The four went to drink from the stockade trough before feeding on supplements. They left the stockades two hours after they had arrived.

The orphans spread out to browse on the eastern side of Msinga hill coming for their noon milk bottle under Mbirikani, Mudanda and Bada’s leadership. The first group of five orphan elephants ran towards the baobab tree water hole for their milk bottle as the keepers held the second group back letting them go once the first group was done. Arruba went and grabbed Suswa’s ear, suckling it as she waited to be called for her milk.

When browsing after the noon mud bath, Mashariki became uncomfortable when Ndoria kept following her from behind and eventually turned to chase Ndoria away, suspecting that Ndoria was wanting to bite her tail and she wanted none of that.
 

Ndii and Mudanda browsing


Araba takes refuge from sun behind Kenia's ear


Tundani browsing

8/17/2017 

It was a fantastic beginning of the day with the stockade dependant orphan elephants playing happily around the stockade compound after their milk and supplement feeding. They then browsed their way to the eastern side of Msinga hill, moving slowly around to the northern side.

Today the orphan elephants visited the newly built baobab water trough which has a fantastic view of the Yatta plateau. It is a private and beautiful bushy water hole and trough which the orphan elephants loved and they had a lot of fun playing there. Ndii and Panda lay down next to the beautiful new water trough and had a lovely time rolling around in the dirt. There were so many different games taking place with Mbirikani, Mashariki, Rorogoi and Mudanda all securing a perfect scratching spot against a thick baobab tree. Kenia and Suswa enjoyed scratching against some big tree trunks of which there were many to choose from. Araba and Ishaq-B enjoyed rubbing their bottoms against the natural rocks around the trough while Ndoria admired Bada’s swimming games.

Kivuko and Layoni visited the stockade in the afternoon, remaining there for about two hours before heading back to the park.
 

Ajali hoping to join Lempaute in browsing


Kenia scratching


Orphans drinks from the new water trough

8/8/2017 

The morning was beautifully bright with the stockade dependant orphan elephants coming out of their respective stockades in a happy mood, concentrating on their milk and supplement feeding before heading to the browsing grounds. Mbirikani and Naipoki took an early lead of the orphan herd driving them up Msinga Hill where there were a few green bushes for them to feed on.

Ajali and Ndoria browsed all the way to the peak and when they noticed that they had been left behind they maneuvered their way down the hill as quickly as they could so that they could rejoin their friends.

In the evening, once the orphans were back in their stockades, the team received a report of a stuck calf along the Mzima Springs-Mombasa water pipe line. The tour guide that reported the calf to the team informed them that it was stuck in a drying water hole and its family was unable to pull it out of the thick mud. The rescue team responded immediately and was able to get the calf free and reunite it with its mother and family.

While rescuing the calf the team saw a hungry lion cub, that appeared to be alone, and they brought it some meat. They hoped that with some additional energy it would be able to be reunited with its lost family.
 

Ajali maneuvering himself on the slippery rocks


Ndoria browsing


Mbirikani scratching up

7/19/2017 

The morning was calm with the stockade dependant orphan elephants sticking with their milk and supplement feeding before assembling for a drink around the stockade water trough. Kenia climbed onto the rock close to the water hole and stood there overlooking her dependant orphan herd. While up there she noticed that Ndii was taking advantage of her absence to get close to Araba and she quickly came down to claim her baby.

The orphans made their way to the browsing grounds while the four ex-orphans Kivuko, Layoni, Lempaute, and Dabassa visited the stockade later to quench their thirst and enjoy some Lucerne grass. The four then left the stockade for the browsing field but did not meet up with the babies.

After a wonderful noon mud bath, Suswa enjoyed scratching and rubbing against a tree trunk, with Naipoki and Ndoria waiting patiently for a turn to do the same. The rest of the afternoon was spent browsing around the waterhole.
 

Kenia climbs a rock and watches the others drink


Ndii steasl Arraba whilst Kenia is on the rock


Pasaka follows the others

 

 

 

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