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A group of boys including Kauro, Rapa. Ndotto, Lasayen, Sapalan, Namalok and their best friend Sagalla spent their morning far away from the others this morning. Today after they had their 9am milk bottle, Kauro led them away and they went in a different direction from where the rest where browsing. As we were monitoring them to quietly see where they went, all of a sudden they came running back yelling as they had seen an eland running for safety. For the rest of the morning they browsed peacefully with the rest of the herd with the keepers as well.  

Ndotto and Lasayen entwine trunks

Orphans browsing

Pare walks to the mud-bath


The weather looked good when the orphans came out of their stables this morning as it was sunny and warm. The orphans showed their appreciation by enjoying different games; Ngilai and Jotto were busy sizing each other up, while Mbegu played on some loose soil whilst allowing the likes of Ambo, Malima, Tagwa, Kuishi and the big boy Ndotto to roll and slide down her.

When the first group of orphans made their way to the mud bath led by Godoma, the weather changed suddenly and it clouded over and started drizzling. All of a sudden there was a thunder clap which sent the orphans running in all directions. They raised their ears in fright and each sought out a keeper for protection. It took the keepers awhile to help them settle again as they had been frightened by the sudden and unexpected sound of the thunder.

When the second group came down for once it was Mbegu who we found tricky today! All the orphans know that it is her role to clean up all the spilt milk on the ground, and sometimes from the wheelbarrow as well. Although since Namalok has arrived however, he has never taken the milk from the bottle so his two bottles are poured into the wheelbarrow and he drinks it from there. Mbegu decided to take advantage of Namalok’s shy character and habit of drinking slowly. She pretended to help and drive away all the other naughty orphans who wanted Namalok’s milk, but it was she who ended up drinking almost half of Namalok’s share from the wheelbarrow!

Sana Sana finds a puddle

Sapalan and Jotto browse together

Tamiyoi reaches for green branches


Today there was a pushing game between Kauro and Maramoja which lasted for some time before Kauro surrendered and headed into the bushes to browse. After the 9am feed as the orphans were moving out to browse, Esampu pushed poor Mapia and then ran away from the group as she knew what she had done was naughty. In the bushes, while the rest were busy feeding, Kauro, Mundusi, Rapa, Ndotto and Ndiwa sneaked away from the group and walked some distance away were they settled and started browsing peacefully.

As the keepers were having their lunch this afternoon, Musiara charged at some warthogs whilst trumpeting and stamping his feet, attracting the attention of Kuishi and Godoma who came running over. The warthogs had a rough afternoon as the small group chased them around for a very long time.

Enkesha and Sapalan have a tender moment

Esampu browsing away from the rest

Maisha and Emoli find a quiet browsing spot


Today Mapia joined the orphans right out in the forest. He interacted so well with the others, mostly with Kuishi, Kiasa, Maisha and Maktao, and he wasn’t bullied by any of the naughty ones either. He was always on Godoma’s mind as well, and she kept coming out of the thicket just to check on him. Sattao’s relationship with Mbegu is growing all the time, although he always faces a challenge with Ambo as he is very protective of Mbegu and her attentions. Today he kept following Mbegu and trying to suckle on her ear, so had to face Ambo several times. At one point, Mbegu had to intervene to control Ambo’s jealousy as he attempted to push Sattao away from Mbegu.

Tagwa and Ndiwa are two girls you would not normally find paired up together but today these two decided to wonder off together into the thicket to browse. The keepers found them when they were scared by a herd of impalas and they came running out of the bushes shouting with fright, looking for their friends and the keepers. Malkia, Ndotto, Jotto, Malima and Tamiyoi came running over to ‘save’ them and the duo were very relieved to be back in their company.

Mapya getting more comfortable with the Orphans

Mundusi and Jotto browse together

Namalok and Ndiwa getting ready for 11am feed


It was a happy day for old buddies Ambo and Jotto. Jotto was the first one out of his stockade this morning, and he proceeded to Maxwell’s gate. Max was still asleep at this stage because he had a long night of sharpening his horn and running around his stockade; since midnight the keepers had heard him doing this. Come 6am he was so exhausted he had decided to go for a nap in his bedroom. Jotto went to his gate to find him for some fun, but when he couldn’t find him there he settled to eat his left over lucerne spilling through the gate instead, whilst he waited for the others to come out. Sattao, Tamiyoi and Emoli came out of their rooms but didn’t join him. Sapalan came to join him but when he arrived, Jotto left. On his way Jotto saw Ambo standing by his door and he ran over to him shaking his head. There was a lot of welcoming and hugging and it appeared Ambo and Jotto were happy to see each other that morning! Sattao ran over to join them too and after their greetings, they decided to engage each other in a wrestling game as everyone else came out of their rooms.

Out in the forest Mbegu, Malkia, Ndotto, Ambo, Maramoja and Sana Sana were all crowded around a small bush. Mbegu emerged with a long big branch and it seems to have been a special plant, as she walked away with it and only allowed Ambo to share it with her. Tagwa approached her to share it with them but Mbegu was having none of it! She charged at her and walked away with the branch, so it must have been special indeed for the motherly figure not to even want to share it.

Just after 8 in the morning today, a very tiny baby arrived in a helicopter from the Masai Mara. She is very tiny and even smaller than Ndotto when he arrived at the Nursery, and she must be only 2 or 3 days old.

Ambo browses

Jotto happy to browse by himself

Emoli learning to browse




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