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Mwashoti, Murera and Sonje all greeted each other nicely this morning as soon as they came out of their night stockades. Murera headed to Mwashoti's room to ask him how his night was. Sonje arrived and ask the same thing but Mwashoti responded and told them the night was peaceful and he was ready to walk out for the new day. Lima Lima and Quanza took the lead of all the orphans out to the forest and they climbed the hills as they browsed.

At mud bath time, Quanza and Faraja went straight into the waterhole because they thought it was very hot. Faraja and Jasiri’s skin was burning and they needed to put a muddy later on top to cover their light skin. Soon there was a fight for space as Alamaya and Zongoloni tried to squeeze their way in. The big girls wanted to roll around but this activity took up a lot of space! Because of this the little boy Alamaya found it hard to fit in and there was not much space left for him. Sonje had to come in and separate them all so that a fight did not break out inside the waterhole.

Orphans having a drink at the waterhole

Ziwa enjoying acacia roots


Jasiri feeding on soft greens


Some wild bull elephants appeared and approached the orphan herd in the bushes. Ziwa and Faraja detected the wild bulls and raised their trunks in the air. Sonje got the smell too and walked out to the bulls to welcome them inside to the herd, Sonje thought her boyfriend might be among them but he was not; there were only new faces. The bulls today met quite a lot of resistance from the big boy Jasiri, who was denying the access to the orphans. Ziwa and Quanza grouped together, going to join Murera who was inside the forest breaking branches.

At the mud bath to orphans wallowed and tried to cool their very warm bodies, splashing cold mud and water onto their chests and behind their ears, which were the most affected by the hot sun. It was very funny watching how Alamaya rolled and swung his bottom in the muddy waterhole, putting a big smile on everyone’s faces and clapping at his funny antics. Zongoloni showing him how he could do it nicely and with more elegance in the water.

Thirsty babies drinking at the water trough

Quanza browsing

Zongoloni cooling off

Orphans at the mudbath


Sonje took over caring for Mwashoti as Murera just took off towards the lucerne area for breakfast. Sonje waited for Mwashoti to move but he developed an itch, and had to scratch on the big tree in the stockade compound. The other orphans did not wait either and only Sonje stayed with him to escort him later. Ziwa was being pushed around today by all the orphans. It was Jasiri who started it then Quanza also did not want him around. This put Ziwa in a very bad mood and he walked away leaving those who were being nasty to him behind. His friend Ngasha decided to walk with him though as he was heading to the hills.

Later in the forest, Sonje, Murera and Zongoloni went round looking for the two boys because they were not seeing for some time and the keepers thought they might have met up wild friends and joined their herd. After walking for a long time, Sonje and Zongoloni came back to where Murera was taking a break, resting after walking over many rocks. She rumbled to the other two which made Sonje and Zongoloni come back to see where Murera was waiting under trees. Later the boys returned and joined up with the rest of the herd again.

Sonje watching over Mwashoti at the mudbath

Lima Lima in the mud

Jasiri scratching

Ziwa having a drink at the water trough


Some baboons invaded the lucerne feeding area making a lot of noise and fighting for left over food left by the orphans. They were making it very hard for the orphans to get to their lucerne as they are afraid of any noisy activity, and they stood on the edge with their ears raised up, ready to charge at the baboons. Ziwa and Faraja teamed up with Quanza to trumpet and scare the baboons away. Then Murera and Sonje and Zongoloni pushed their way in and the baboons all ran away fearing they would be stepped on by the elephants. In the evening when all orphans were heading back home, the limping ones looked very tired and walked slowly into their rooms to have their bottles. Murera, Sonje and Mwashoti showed that they had very long day out and they were very happy to return home. 

Jasiri and Faraja

Sonje scratching

Sweet Alamaya

Murera in the forest


Some vultures and hadada ibis flew around in the tops of the trees around the lucerne feeding area. The birds were being very vocal and made a lot of noise, making Quanza nervous and left wondering what was making the noise coming from the big trees. She thought it disrupted the peace they were enjoying as they fed on the lucerne grass.

Murera decide to move the herd after the persisting noise from the trees did not stop. The keepers called Sonje and Murera to follow them to the hills for peace and quiet and to allow all the babies to relax. The orphans continued to walk to Kenze base area where some wild elephants were detected by Zongoloni and Ziwa. Lima Lima came to tell the keepers that there were wild elephants around. Ziwa went to interact with them little bit, and later they all left to walk to the mud bath area to have their milk bottles. Alamaya arrived and grabbed his bottle from the ground, leaving Mwashoti to take his bottle very slowly because his trunk is still not as strong as that of Alamaya’s and Zongoloni’s. After their bottles the orphans were split in their opinion of where they should go next; some decide to go for a dust bath and some splashed their body with muddy water and walked away.

Murera enjoying the mud bath

Ziwa in the mudbath

Mwashoti scratching

Orphans playing




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