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6/17/2018 

It was a cold Sunday morning as Mbegu lead the first group out of the stockades for their morning milk bottle. Ngilai hung around the milk feeding area in great hope that he would manage to get some more milk, but ran away when he realized that he was standing near Ndoriaís milk share and Ndoria is a no-nonsense character.

After the milk feed Nelion went for a bottom scratching session against a rock. While there Panda approached and attempted to drive him away so that she could take his place. Nelion stood firm, engaging Panda in a strength testing pushing game, successfully diverting her attention away from the rock scratching game. Panda then went to enjoy browsing from a nearby acacia tree.

The mornings browsing activities took place on the eastern side of the stockade, with Ngilai enjoying browsing together with Ndotto. At noon the orphan elephants had their milk bottle under a tree close to the baobab tree, but didnít visit the water hole again due to the cold weather.
 

Nelion ready to start morning activities


Panda and Nelion teasing each other


Murit browsing

6/16/2018 

It was a bright morning with the orphan elephants running out of their stockade to gulp down their delicious milk bottle. Godoma saw other milk bottles in the holding crate and decided to go and beg for more. She had to give up her request when the older orphan elephants came running in for their share.

The orphan elephants settled to browse on the eastern side of Msinga Hill with Panda exploring further uphill followed by Tahri. The two came down in the afternoon, joining the rest of the orphan elephants as they made their way to the baobab water hole for the afternoon milk feed and mud bath.

Arruba and Embu plunged into the cold water for a bath while the rest stood by watching. After they were done Lasayen, Godoma, Ngilai, and Mbegu teamed up for a separate browsing moment away the others who were feeding close to the waterhole.
 

Nguvu scratching behind his ears


Arruba in a playful mood


Ishaq-B finds a tree to rub against.

6/14/2018 

The morning was began with the usual milk and supplement feeding before the orphan herd made their way to the browsing grounds. Ishaq-B had a wonderful browsing moment with Tahri which made little Tahri very happy as she has been feeling a little out of sorts since the arrival of the six new orphans from the Nursery.

Lasayen and Ndotto together with Mbegu and Murit were browsing together today when Murit seemed undecided as to whether or not to follow the older orphans uphill or to stay with Mbegu, Lasayen and Ndotto. Murit lifted his trunk, smelling the older orphans who were busy browsing and decided to remain with his friends.

Kenia and Naipoki enjoyed a scratching session against two different rocks after which the orphan herd visited the baobab tree water hole where they had their milk bottle but forgo the water as it was too cold.

The group then made their way to the northern foot of Msinga Hill where they started to browse but became unsettled as a there was a female lioness busy mating with a big male lion who was roaring loudly which sent the orphans running off in fear. The keepers managed to get them all back tighter and calm them down but Mbegu, Lasayen, Ngilai, Godoma, Murit and Ndotto chose to stay close to the keepers for the rest of the day.

 

Suswa enjoying fresh green shoots


Murit smelling other older wild Elephants


Mudanda enjoying scratching against a rock

6/13/2018 

It was a cold Friday morning as the junior orphan elephants together with Tahri and Araba made their way out of the stockade for their morning milk bottle. After the supplement feeding was over
Mbegu took the lead with Lentili doing her best to get past Ngilai, Ndotto, Lasayen, Murit and Godoma to overtake Mbegu and become the leader.

Laikipia visited the stockade at 9.30am and remained there for an hour drinking water and feeding on Lucerne grass pellets.

The morning browsing session went well with Mbegu approaching Tahri in an effort to form a friendship with her and to bring an end to the grudge that Tahri seems to have for her. The two spent the better part of the morning hours browsing peacefully together under Ndiiís watchful eye.
Godoma came and joined the two and they all enjoyed spending some time together.

At midday the orphan elephants visited the baobab water hole to drink water, but opted not to take a bath, due to the cold weather. After having a drink they resumed with their browsing activities until 5pm when it was time to return to the safety of the stockades for the night.
 

Embu stretching to get to greener shoots


Mbegu and Ishaq-B tender moment


Panda bottom scratching on a rock

6/12/2018 

It was drizzling this morning as the orphans followed the keepers to the western side of Msinga Hill where the babies all enjoyed feeding on the moist soft grass they found there. Mbegu was seen making a great effort to separate her herd from the older orphans in the group but was not very successful in doing so as Ngilai and Murit were enjoying walking and browsing with their older friends.

Today the afternoon milk bottles were taken to where the orphans were browsing as they were reluctant to go to the waterhole as it was a rather cold and wet day. Soon after the milk feed was over Murit, Ngilai and Ndotto lay down on the ground and rolled around in an effort to get warm. Godoma watched their games but did not join them.

Ndii was busy with the new arrivals and was not paying much attention to Tahri who engaged Araba in a pushing game in an effort to get some attention from the older females. Ndii reacted quickly and went up to Tahri, bringing an end to the fight. She managed to get Tahri to walk away with her to browse.

In the evening Murit was in a very naughty mood and went to each of his friends taking their milk bottles from the ground having a drink and then dropping the bottle. The keepers had to quickly run in to right the bottles so as to prevent all the milk from spilling onto the ground before trying to get Murit to move away. Murit grabbed his milk bottle and ran away with it downing the contents as he went.
 

Panda browsing


Ndotto takes a break from browsing


Lasayen Godoma and Mbegu

 

 

 

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