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12/8/2017 

The morning was good with Kenia and Ndii working hard to try prevent Panda and Ishaq-B from taking over the “mothering role” of Araba and Tahri. The two seemed to be in deep discussions which had to be stopped when it was time to head to the browsing grounds. They did not hold any ill will towards Panda and Ishaq-B who were able to enjoy some quiet time with the two babies.

The orphans visited the baobab water hole at noon for milk, water and a mud bath. Mudanda and Suswa remained in the water after the rest had left as they were engaged in a tough bathing competition. Arruba went to join them and showed off some of her mud-bathing skills as she rolled around in the water.

The rest of days browsing activities took place from the baobab water hole to the middle waterhole, then the orphans headed back to the safety of the stockades for the night under Mudanda and Rorogoi’s leadership.
 

Dabassa and Kivuko engage in morning games


Tuskless Kivuko plays with Dabassa


Wild elephant heard on Msinga Hill

12/7/2017 

The orphans exited their stockades to find their milk bottles lined up and waiting for them. They came for their share in an organized manner in groups of five downing their milk before enjoying some games around the stockade compound after which they made their way to the browsing grounds.

On arrival at the eastern foot of Msinga Hill, Rorogoi, Bada and Nelion took charge of leading the others up the hill for the browsing session for the morning until it was time for the noon mudbath and milk feed at the baobab water hole. The orphan elephants had a lot of fun in the mudbath with Ishaq-B riding on the walls of the water pan and rolling around in the water. Ndoria came to join Arruba and Mudanda at the mud bath but the two were unsure of her intentions and ran out of the water. Mbirikani was the last to leave the water and ran to join her group who had begun the afternoons browsing session.
 

Tahri learning to climb uphill


Panda running to join the others


Nguvu happy to see Panda running towards him

11/27/2017 

This morning Dabassa and Layoni missed seeing the orphans as they arrived at the stockades after the juniors had left for the field. The two later went to look for their younger friends but headed to the wrong waterhole thus not managing to meet up with them.

Ndii, Kenia and Ishaq-B were all enjoying close browsing ties with their darling Araba throughout the day. The orphans visited the baobab water hole at noon where they had a lot of fun playing mud bathing games before moving resuming their browsing activities.

In the evening, when the orphans returned to the safety of the stockades for the night, Embu, Rorogoi, Suswa, Arruba and Bada were brought into Tahri's big stockade so that they could socialize and get to know each other in preparation of her joining them in the fields. Arruba and Embu were quick to embrace their new friend while Suswa, Rorogoi and Bada showed little interest in her.
 

Lovely Ishaq-B


Araba being followed by Ndii


Suswa scratching


Tahri in the stocakde

11/26/2017 

The morning started well with the orphans making their way to the browsing grounds following a peaceful milk and the supplement feeding process. They browsed in single file from the southern side of the stockade all the way to the northern side where they visited the baobab water hole.

Naipoki and Embu came with the first group of the milk feeding orphan elephants at noon and sneaked behind the keeper’s who were busy feeding Rorogoi, Lentili, Mashariki, Bada and Nelion to steal the other orphans milk bottles from the stockade pickup. The two grabbed and pulled the milk bottles out of the crates emptying the milk into their mouths. A keeper who was feeding Nelion saw what was happening and managed to reclaim the two now half empty milk bottles from Naipoki and Embu. Kenia and Ndii, the two older females in the orphan herd were the ones to be fed those milk bottles.
 

Naipoki enjoying green grass


Lentili feasting on range cubes


Nelion relaxing


Kenia climbing rocky terrain

11/25/2017 

Once the mornings stockade activities were over the orphans headed to the park leaving Dabassa and Layoni enjoying the remains of the sweet dairy cubes from the cement feeding trough. Once out in the fields the orphans scattered and enjoyed browsing on the green grass shooting up after the last rain storm.

It was a very hot day and the orphans sought shelter under a short but green acacia tree. Bada and Rorogoi, who were leading the group, were scared off by the blowing sound of a big monitor lizard that was in the top of that tree. The monitor lizard was simply afraid of all the orphans and wanted to warn them that he was there. Nevertheless the orphans moved away from the tree and made their way to the baobab waterhole where they had a wonderful mud bath.

Embu, using her tusks, poked at the red earth piles to loosen them up so that she could have a dustbath, as they had hardened following the recent rains. The rest of the days browsing activities took place close to the waterhole with Mudanda and Lentili enjoying a lead of the orphan herd to the stockades in the evening.
 

Rorogoi in the browsing fields


Bada enjoying the mudbath


Arruba browsing


Embu poking the earth pile with her tusks

 

 

 

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