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9/3/2017 

Soon after leaving the stockade, Boromoko and Tusuja had a warm up exercise through a pushing game. Galana, baby Gawa, Loijuk, Kilaguni, Kasigau, Ithumbah, a wild orphan and a wild elephant joined the juniors to feed on lucerne. Shortly later Bongo and Narok, who appear to have temporarily separated from Orwa, Teleki, Bomani and Vuria, emerged from the eastern side of the stockade. Teleki has joined up with Nasalot and always walks together with her while the three boys Orwa, Bomani and Vuria have formed their own small group. Only time will tell if the groups will remain as they are. Kamok led the way to the browsing field where Lemoyian, who loves pushing games, engaged Sokotei in a strength testing exercise while Sirimon tackled Tusuja. At around ten o'clock in the morning, the juniors were joined by Olare’s group, Makireti’s group and Galana’s group. Later the herd walked to the mud bath where they were joined by thirty eight wild bulls.

In the afternoon, the orphans settled to browse in the upper Kalovoto area. Olsekki and Boromoko took a break from feeding to play, a game which came to an end when Roi passed close by and Olsekki turned to ride on her. Sirimon came and pushed Olsekki away which we thought was chivalrous but then he turned to ride on Roi himself. Kithaka rolled on the ground on his own but was later joined by Enkikwe. In the evening, a wild herd consisting of ten members came for water at the stockade compound and left later when they had enough water.
 

Orphans feeding on lucerne


Galana's herd arriving


Garzi and Lemoyian


Makireti leading Olare's herd

9/2/2017 

Yatta and her group reported early at the stockade compound. The orphans were let out and briefly joined the Ex Orphans for lucerne before being led away by Shukuru. Tusuja and Boromoko had a warm up exercise that was done through a pushing game but Tusuja lost to Boromoko and decided to go and tackled Lemoyian. Ukame used her small tusks to peel bark from some trees.

Later on when the orphans went for their noon mild feed the weather was chilly and only Boromoko and Sirimon decided to go into the mud hole after. Eighteen wild bulls also came to drink water there. In the afternoon, the orphans settled to browse in the Kanziku area where Sirimon rode on Naseku before Galla turned on him and they had an argument that ended up as a wrestling match. In the evening Orwa, Vuria and Bomani, who appear to have formed a small group of boys, showed up at the stockade compound where they were joined later by Mutara’s group, Naisula, Murka, Kitirua, Makireti and Kilabasi. Shortly before dark, the junior Ex Orphan bulls left and walked away into the Park.
 

Tusuja plays with Boromoko


Ukame peeling bark


Sokotei feeding himself some milk


Sirimon climbing on Naseku

9/1/2017 

Shukuru, as usual left with a branch in her mouth this morning. The orphans walked straight to the water trough and joined two wild bulls that were drinking there. Then the orphans were joined by Galana, baby Gawa, Loijuk, Nasalot, Makireti, Kilabasi, Teleki, Chaimu, Kilaguni, Murka, Naisula and Kitirua. A family heard of wild elephants consisting of ten members also showed up for water at the stockade water troughs. Naseku played briefly with Gawa before following her group to the browsing field. Garzi and Barsilinga took a break from the morning browsing to engage in a pushing game that saw Garzi emerge as the winner. Their game also attracted Lemoyian and Boromoko who started a pushing game which ended in a draw as well.

Fifteen wild bulls were at the mud bath today when the orphans came for their milk. They joined them to drink water and to mud bathe as well. Boromoko had a game of riding on Naseku while Lemoyian rode on Sirimon. After mud bathing, Naseku headed for soil dusting while Olsekki engaged Boromoko in a pushing game. In the afternoon, the orphans settled to browse in the upper Kalovoto area.
 

Orphans drinking with wild elephants


Loijuk enjoying some lucerne grass


Lemoyian climbing on Sirimon


Wanjala and Roi coming in for their milk

8/31/2017 

Fourteen wild bulls led by Dad and Half Trunk reported for water at the stockade water troughs early before dawn. At six o'clock in the morning, the orphans had their milk before strolling out to settle for lucerne. Roi, Shukuru and Barsilinga carried branches in their mouths that they continued to enjoy chewing on while waiting for the lucerne. Shortly later, the orphans were joined by Mutara and Olare’s groups.

Out in the bush Olsekki settled to browse with Barsilinga while Lemoyian had a strength testing exercise with Sokotei. At eleven o'clock in the morning, Ukame and Kamok led the way to mud bath where the orphans were joined by the senior Ex Orphans and forty wild elephants. Sirimon and Ukame spent some time with Gawa before heading for soil dusting. The weather was chilly and the orphans boycotted the wallowing exercise and instead chose a soil dusting exercise. They continued browsing in the afternoon where Tusuja and Wanjala took a break from feeding to participate in a soil dusting game. Later, Lemoyian and Enkikwe were involved in a strength testing exercise that ended in a draw. The rest of the afternoon was quiet as the orphans concentrated on browsing.
 

Shukuru feeding on a branch


Ukame and Kamok leading


Orphans soil dusting


Kama, Wiva and Ex Orphan Lenana

8/30/2017 

Karisa and Shukuru left the stockade with branches in their mouths that they continued to chew on as they waited for the lucerne to be distributed. Tusuja and Galla entwined their trunks in morning greetings as Oltaiyoni walked down to the water trough and briefly joined a wild bull to drinking water. The rest of her friends joined her after feeding on lucerne.

Out in the bush, Olsekki and Boromoko engaged each other in strength testing exercise while Kamok found a suitable rock that she used to scratch her buttocks on. Tusuja took a break from feeding and relaxed under a tree for some time before resuming browsing. Oltaiyoni led the way to the mud bath where only four wild bulls showed up. Sirimon played with Kamok as Olsekki and Lemoyian enjoyed riding on their friends while they wallowed in the water. After wallowing, the orphans briefly settled for red soil dusting and then went back out into the shrubs to browse again. In the evening, as the keepers gathered the orphans to take them back to the stockade, Garzi, Barsilinga, Karisa and Wanjala were missing. The keepers tracked down Garzi and Barsilinga but without Wanjala and Karisa. At last they found them completely at ease browsing along the Kalovoto seasonal River and herded them back to the stockade.
 

Shukuru coming out with a branch in her mouth


Oltaiyoni and a wild bull drinking


Kinna Kama and Tusuja


Olsekki playing with Boromoko

 

 

 

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