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Orwa and Bomani had spent the night just outside the stockade, and welcomed the juniors out in the morning. Orwa performed a game of rolling on the ground while Bomani, Tusuja and Namalok settled for a scratching exercise on the nearby rocks. It was a quiet morning as the orphans settled to browse in Kone area without any major observations. Olsekki settled to browse with Pare while Dupotto teamed up with Roi. At mud bath time, the orphans only had milk and water then went back to browsing. In the afternoon, the sun was getting hot and so Rapa, Tusuja, Olsekki and Siangiki spent some time relaxing under some trees and overhanging rocks. They only resumed browsing when it became much cooler later on. 

Roi and Dupotto

Orwa, Lemoyian and Bomani

Olsekki and Pare


A wild mother with her two calves aged nine and four years old were at the stockade compound together with Orwa and Bomani when the orphans were let out to start their day. Maramoja was the first one out, followed by Karisa. One of the nine year old wild elephants started charging at the orphans and the orphans tried to avoid her.

Out in the bush, Mundusi settled to browse with Mteto while Roi and Siangiki settled to browse with Enkikwe. The two girls put Enkikwe in between them as a show of solidarity; they kept him company and wished him a quick recovery. Shortly before mud bath time, Olare showed up out of nowhere and joined the orphans. She later escorted the babies to mud bath. After mud bathing to their satisfaction, Olare took the juniors for a soil dusting exercise and later bid them goodbye as she wandered off. It was a quiet afternoon as the orphans settled to browse in the Kanziku area. In the evening, Olare, Orwa and Bomani came back to the stockade compound and relaxed for one hour before disappearing again.

Wanjala soil dusting

Roi, Enkikwe and Olsekki browsing together

Olare escorting the babies


Soon after the orphans were let out, Maramoja led her friends briefly to feed on lucerne, where Pare had a disagreement with Roi. Pare thought that he would threaten Roi, but Roi stood her ground and even drove Pare away. Galla engaged Bomani in a strength testing exercise, in an effort to acquire new pushing tactics from Bomani. Galla later turned to Kauro to try and put into practice what he had just learned from Bomani.

Later, the orphans were joined by Mutara’s group where Galla picked on Kanjoro in a pushing game so as to enhance his pushing skills. Enkikwe and Siangiki came together and had lengthy chat while browsing as they shared their experiences over their lion encounter. Enkikwe, Olsekki and Siangiki came together from Nairobi in May 2016 and have remained very close friends. Olsekki and Siangiki were clearly worried about Enkikwe and his wounds during those two months he was kept back in the stockades to help him recover, and would often go to check on him. Now he is out with them in the bush again they like being altogether.

At mud bath time, the orphans were joined by Mutara’s herd again and it was a fun moment as Mutara, Suguta, Kainuk and Sities were clearly in a playful mood, charging and trumpeting and running here and there. Kainuk and Sities were mostly interested with the new babies. In the afternoon, the orphans settled to browse in Kone area as Mutara and her group left to another location only to reappear again at the stockade compound in the evening.

Galla plays with Bomani

Kanjoro plays with Galla

Enkikwe and Siagniki browsing together


The orphans left the stockade early as usual and briefly settled on lucerne. Kenze arrived immediately and first went to inspect Enkikwe's injured leg to find out how he was feeling. After briefly checking on Enkikwe and finding he was okay, Kenze held a brief meeting with Olsekki, Garzi, Sirimon, Bomani and Enkikwe and perhaps gave them a lecture on how to survive in the wild. After the lecture, Kenze rumbled for the boys to follow him to the bush where he would teach them some more ways of how to survive in the wild. The boys followed but mid-way met with part of Olare, Chaimu and Kilaguni’s groups. The boys changed their minds and chose to first interact with these groups, and by the time they were done Kenze was long gone and nowhere to be seen.

Siangiki settled to browse and chat with Oltaiyoni. After a while Oltaiyoni walked away slowly, after giving Siangiki a consoling pat on her back with her trunk; the two have known each other for many years since the Nursery, and it is touching to see how they are still good friends. Tusuja and Galla engaged one another in a pushing game that ended in a draw. At mud bath time the weather was chilly and the orphans were joined by the junior ex-orphans. In the afternoon, Wanjala and Naseku had a game of soil dusting which attracted Mteto. Mteto sat on Naseku and tried to scratch her buttocks on her. In the evening, the orphans returned back safely to the stockade for another night.

Kenze inspecting Enkikwe's leg

Tusuja plays with Galla

Siangiki and Oltaiyoni


Ukame, the hot-tempered girl, was the first one to leave the stockade as she was followed closely behind by Roi. The orphans settled briefly for lucerne before Maramoja led the way out. Rapa and Karisa had a light strength-testing exercise that went on for quite some time. In the process, as Karisa was retreating to gather momentum, he stepped into a small ditch that made him lose his balance. Rapa applied a little force that meant Karisa fell over. As Karisa struggled to his feet, Rapa watched in disbelief how a little knock meant Karisa had completely fallen over, not knowing that it was just sheer luck that meant Karisa had initially lost his balance. Rapa was very happy as he has never won any contest since coming to Ithumba five months ago! Later, Rapa settled to browse with Tusuja where he boasted about how he managed to humiliate Karisa. Tusuja invited Rapa to a wrestling game but to keep his winning streak going, Rapa opted to part ways and went to feed with his friends Pare and Maramoja. The rest of the day was quiet as the orphans concentrated on browsing without having any visitors join them. In the evening, Kithaka, Sirimon, Lemoyian, Garzi, Barsilinga and Laragai who have been putting up a bit of resistance to being locked in the stockade after testing freedom for some time now, devised a method of how they will make their displeasure known to the keepers. A few meters from the stockade, the six orphans pretended to be drinking water at water troughs nearby as the keepers stood at the gate waiting patiently for them to come in. To the keepers’ surprise, the six juniors turned and headed back to the browsing field. The keepers tried to call them to come back but this only worsened things as the naughty herd increased their pace and disappeared into the bushes. Indeed they had passed the message to the keepers that they don't want to be locked in. Siangiki and Olsekki watched from the stockade as their friends disappeared into the bush. Olsekki and Siangiki did not wish to be out at night after the ordeal that Siangiki went through when she met with the merciless lions. The six rebels reported back at midnight after they had their fun out in the bush; they are just like six naughty teenagers!  

Rapa knocks Karisa down when playing

Siangiki soil dusting

Maramoja running for milk




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