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For the first time since it started to rain, Nasalot, baby Nusu, Bongo, Lualeni, Vuria and two wild elephants reported at the stockade compound early in the morning. The Ex Orphans welcomed the juniors out and shortly later, they all settled for lucerne pellets. Nusu became the centre of attraction as Kauro, Kamok, Roi, Oltaiyoni, Tusuja and Naseku all wanted to play with him. The rascal Nusu created a scene when he started running around trumpeting, bringing the business of feeding to a standstill as each elephant tried to find out what was happening. Later, Nasalot led the herd to the browsing field after an hour browsing with the juniors they parted ways. Oltaiyoni and Maramoja scratched against some nearby trees while Naseku, Galla, Roi and Kamok had fun by rolling on the still moist soil.

At mud bath time, the orphans had their milk and immediately went back to browsing. The weather was sunny, an indication that we have a break from the rains but no one knows for how long. Kauro and Kamok decided to relax under a tree that had good shade before following their friends. In the afternoon, most of the orphans spent much of their time cooling off in the many water holes that are currently holding water after the rain we have had for some time now. Naseku, Olsekki, Kauro and Oltaiyoni played on an anthill, and when they had enough, the team resumed browsing.

Enkikwe scratching

Nasalot and Nusu

Olsekki playing


It was wet and slippery following 54mm of rain shortly before dawn. The orphans walked carefully as they left the stockade. Maramoja, who is always in a hurry to lead, got a rude shock when she slipped and fell. Her friends didn't show any remorse but went past her, probably asking themselves why she was always in a hurry when there wasn’t any competition! Maramoja slowly got back to her feet and followed her friends with an embarrassed look on her face. Shortly later, Roi, Karisa and Kauro quit feeding on lucerne and left to search for greens that are plentiful at the moment. Laragai and her group who totally refused to be locked in the stockade at night, showed up in the morning and joined their friends in feeding. Ukame, the quick tempered, settled to feed with Kamok who she respects so much to the point of turning her back on her to show respect and avoid being disciplined. Naseku had an itchy belly and turned on Galla to use him as scratching post.

Pare took a break from feeding to scratch his belly on nearby rocks while Tusuja and Wanjala enjoyed playing on the wet ground. Galla came over and enjoyed riding on Tusuja. At mud bath time, the orphans only drank their milk then went back out to browse. Enkikwe, who stays in the stockade since the 1st of February this year following an attack by a lion, is progressing well. The wound is white and itchy as we have watched him try to scratch it on rocks. The itching is a sign that the wound is slowly healing.

Kamok and Ukame ready to start their day

Laragai's group arriving at the stockades

Galla riding on Tusuja


Soon after leaving the stockade, Namalok met with the hot tempered Ukame who is easily provoked in any slight incident with one her young friends. Namalok happened to inadvertently block Ukame's way and Ukame took this as act of disrespect. Without wasting any time she knocked Namalok to the ground. Namalok yelled for help as the keepers shouted at Ukame. Ukame ran away because she knew that what she had done was naughty. Namalok slowly stood up and hoped that a day will come when he will be able to retaliate. The orphans settled for lucerne pellets and shortly later, Karisa the ‘street wise’ boy raised his trunk up checking if all was well before starting to move out.

Karisa settled to browse with Pare while Sapalan teamed up with Oltaiyoni. Ukame and Dupotto took a break from feeding to participate in scratching exercise on the nearby rocks. At mud bath time, Kamok led the first group while Ukame led the last group. Soon after having their milk, Ukame, who never fails to pick a quarrel with the juniors, had a problem with Karisa. When Karisa saw her coming, he had no choice other than making sure that he ran faster than her. In the afternoon, Dupotto, Namalok and Sapalan settled to browse together as Wanjala played with Roi. Later in the day, Roi broke a branch and walked to stand under a tree for some shade where she relaxed and slowly munched her branch. Namalok opted for a soil dusting exercise while Tusuja and Oltaiyoni found a suitable tree where they relaxed for sometime before going back to browsing.

Karisa sniffing the air

Dupotto Maramoja and Siangiki

Kithaka browsing


Laragai’s group, which is slowly assimilating into Narok’s group these days, showed up in the morning and joined the juniors. The sky was partly covered by clouds as Narok led the way to the browsing field. Karisa settled to browse with Sokotei. Karisa has been shy with his friends in the past but is now becoming used to everyone and interacting with all the members in the group. Lemoyian briefly settled to browse with Ukame and had a chat with her that didn't last for long, since Ukame was wary about Lemoyian who is known for pushing and riding on others without their consent. The boy is small but tough. Narok settled to browse with Sapalan and she appeared to want to get to know him a bit more, as he is always a solitary elephant. Later in the day Roi, who likes rolling on the ground, had a time out from browsing to enjoy a game of doing just so. Her game attracted Naseku and Tusuja who joined her in playing. 

Maramoja scratching

Lemoyian chattign to Ukame

Narok and Sapalan


Chaimu and her long time friend Kilaguni joined the orphans for lucerne pellets early in the morning. Orwa, Bomani and Narok were also present. Kamok settled to share her pile with Orwa. Shortly later, Kauro left quietly and when she spotted him leaving the vocal Maramoja saw him and immediately alerted her friends by rumbling that it was now time to leave for browsing. At the browsing field, Roi settled to browse on the same shrub as Naseku as Karisa settled for a moist soil bath. Dupotto came across a suitable tree that she used to scratch on but shortly later Oltaiyoni pushed her away from the tree just to show Dupotto that she was her senior and she deserves the right to use the tree as she wishes. Dupotto just left without a word since she knew the consequences of arguing with her seniors. Oltaiyoni was the matriarch when they were together at the Nursery and she continues to be the ‘boss’ here! Later in the day, Naseku and Tusuja took a break from feeding to participate in game of rolling on the ground. It was quite cold so at mud bath time the orphans only drank their milk then headed back to the browsing field. In the afternoon, Galla had fun by rolling on the ground while Dupotto and Maramoja took a break from feeding and relaxed under a tree before resuming browsing. In the evening, the clouds opened up giving way to 5 mm of rain. Laragai and her group didn't show up for the night. 

Kilaguni visited the stockades

Karisa soil dusting

Dupotto finds a tree to scratch against




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