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2/9/2017 

It was a perfect beginning of the day with the stockade dependant orphan elephants concentrating on their usual feeding routine at the stockade before following Naipoki and Lentili to the browsing grounds.

They had a wonderful browsing moment before they turned around and slowly made their way to the middle water hole where they had a lot of fun playing mud bathing games.

Emily’s herd came to the stockades for a drink of water. Among their group were Rombo and Wasessa who are members of Lesanju’s herd. Mzima, Kivuko and Tassia arrived five minutes behind them and had a drink before joining Emily’s herd who were heading to the browsing grounds.

Eve had a wonderful moment sharpening her little tusks on a rock close to the water trough as Emma was busy suckling her mother Emily.

 

Mzima at the stockade


Idie and Eden


Idie scratching on a rock

2/6/2017 

The morning started well with the stockade dependant orphan elephants concentrating on their usual stockade feeding and playing routine before heading to the browsing grounds where they were welcomed by the usual wild elephant bull friend that had been frequently visiting Kenia’s herd. This wild elephant bull settled with the stockade dependant orphans to browse half way up Msinga Hill before walking away towards the northern side of Msinga Hill. Soon after he left, Rombo and Dabassa were seen walking at the base of the hill but they didn’t notice the juniors. They went towards the middle water hole to drink water before continuing with their browsing.

Later in the afternoon we had a light sprinkle of rain and Emily’s herd was seen browsing on the lower flat grounds of the hill. Inca was seen of mimic mounting Emma in an effort to show her that he is growing up into a strong young bull.

 

Sweet Sally and Safi


The Wild Bull that frequents Kenia's herd


Rombo and Dabassa walking alone

1/30/2017 

It was a nice beginning of the day with the stockade dependant orphan elephants assembling for their morning milk bottle before settling for the supplement foods. They later took off to the browsing grounds where they browsed quietly for about 5 hours.

Emily’s herd was seen walking towards the Mzima- Mombasa water pipe line area. Among the group were Eve, Emma, Ndara, Icholta, Inca, Rombo and Mzima. A big wild elephant bull walking with his teenage bull friends was seen following Emily’s herd.

Ndoria and Tundani who were browsing half way up Msinga Hill stopped browsing to watch the wild bulls. The few members of Emily’s herd together with the big wild bull visited the stockade at 6.30pm for a drink. They arrived when the orphans were already in their night stockades.
 

Big bull and teenage bull following Emily's herd


Ex-orphans enjoy evening drink


Wild bull from Emily's herd

1/28/2017 

Emily’s herd arrived at the stockade this morning soon after the stockade dependant orphan elephants had left. Today was a wonderful day for all of them as the three wild elephant bulls, Laikipia and Lolokwe were among their group. After drinking water, Rombo, Dabassa and Kivuko engaged Emma in some wonderful rolling on the ground ‘dusting games’. For an unknown reason Wasessa seemed suspicious and uncomfortable of Kivuko, Rombo and Dabassa’s engagement with little Emma and intervened.

While in the browsing fields Kenia went between Ndii and Araba in a bid to block Ndii from interacting with ‘her baby’. There was a lot of action at the mudbath with Panda and Ndoria shining in bathing events. Kihari felt jealous and came to sit on Panda, impairing her movement in the mud and preventing her from being the winner of the mudbath activities.

The rest of the afternoon was spent browsing close to the waterhole until it was time to return to the stockades for the night.
 

Kihari sitting on Panda


Ndii enjoying the mud bath


Kenia blocking Ndii from taking Arraba

1/25/2017 

This morning the stockade dependant orphan elephants emptied their morning milk bottle in groups of five before settling to enjoy dairy cubes and Lucerne grass before following Naipoki and Kihari to the browsing grounds.

After browsing for four hours Siria, who has now independent from Emily’s herd, arrived alone and joined the stockade dependant orphan elephants briefly before taking Ajali and Rorogoi towards the Voi River to browse. Upon seeing that they were being separated from the orphan group Rorogoi turned and ran back to her friends, followed by Ajali.

Emily’s herd arrived at the stockade in the morning together with Mzima, Layoni, Dabassa, Rombo, Taveta and Wasessa. Lesanju, Lempaute, Sinya, Kivuko and Tassia were missing from the group. Emma and Eden enjoyed some wonderful wrestling matches as well as Mzima and Dabassa. Later Mzima engaged Emma while Rombo played with Dabassa.
 

Mzima engaging Dabasa


Rombo and Dabasa playing


Nelion enjoying his own unique bathing style

 

 

 

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