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3/13/2017 

The morning broke with the stockade dependant orphan elephants concentrating on their milk and supplement feeding before heading to the browsing grounds. Naipoki and Rorogoi led them half way up Msinga Hill, where they enjoyed browsing on some nice green grass, before coming down and heading towards the middle water hole for an afternoon milk bottle and to enjoy mud bathing games.

Later in the day, they headed back to the foot of Msinga Hill for the rest of the days browsing activities. Icholta, Inca and Taveta were seen close to the big water hole browsing towards the Voi River. They never linked up with the stockade dependant orphan elephants.

A monitoring patrol in the Ngutuni ranch was done in the afternoon, with Emily’s herd being seen together with Rombo and Wasessa while the other members of Lesanju’s herd were browsing around Msinga Hill.

 

Sweet Sally Safi Laikipia and Seraa


Ndara and Neptune


Thoma and Thor

2/26/2017 

The morning was perfect with the stockade dependant orphan elephants concentrating on their milk and supplement foods before heading to the browsing grounds. Ishaq-B took charge of leading the group to the browsing grounds. Kenia kept close browsing ties with her adopted baby Araba.

Later in the day Naipoki attempted to lead the rest of the orphan elephants up Msinga Hill but was met with some resistance by the rest who were happy to browse at the bottom of the hill and chose to remain where they were.

Three hours later Laikipia came walking alone past the stockade dependant orphan elephants as he made his way towards the water pipe line area. Ndoria and Bada became ambitious and tried to follow him but were not able to catch up with him in order to do so and as such they returned to their group. A short while later Rombo came past following Laikipia. He did not interact with the juniors as he was focused on catching up with his older friend.
 

Naipoki attempting to lead browsing


Ndoria and Bada attempt to follow Laikipia


Kenia keeping Araba close

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

 

 

 

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