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The orphans ate their lucerne this morning in a hurry. Despite being on their own, they didnít even finish their supplements before walking out into the bush browse. Barsilinga browsed high in the trees to reach the fresh green leaves. The other orphans were busy browsing on top of the rocks while Shukuru walked further down in search of fresh vegetation. Enkikwe and Olsekki started play fighting and later the herd walked to the mud bath for their milk. Today they had their milk and water and again chose to swim in the mud pool. Kamok and Galla led the group in and they walked straight through and out the other side to walk into the bush to browse, as if walking through a little dip with no time for games! Everyone was busy browsing in the bush and later on, Sokotei and Boromoko started play fighting just as the herd prepared to go back home to the stockades for their milk. Laragaiís group wanted to stay behind and were reluctant to return as they had been off milk for some time, but they still accompanied the dependent orphans home this time. 

Barsilinga reaches for the soft green leaves

Sokotei and Barsilinga engage in pushing games

Little Yoyo stops for a scratch


This morning the orphans enjoyed their lucerne cubes without the presence of Ex Orphans. Galla and Olsekki started play fighting while Kamok scratched her bottom. After the cubes, the orphans walked into the bush for browsing.

All the orphans were browsing while Barsilinga browsed and scratched his legs at the same time. Dupotto and Oltaiyoni were busy browsing separately in the bush as they all searched for fresh leaves after some light rain. The group later walked towards the mud bath for their milk. More independent orphans like Barsilinga, Laragai, Kithaka and Garzi stayed behind with a reluctant Karisa as well joining their group; he had already experienced life in the wild and thought that he did not have to go for his milk either. It was not a very hot day as the clouds still lingered in the sky, so the orphans just had their milk, drank some water and then wandered back into the bush.
Lemoyian started play fighting with Sokotei while Kithaka stretched high to reach the fresh green leaves. Lemoyian and Galla were hiding under some shade as they thought it was too hot. Later on, Galla and Barsilinga went to browse together and Mutara's group of Ex Orphans joined them. Ex Orphan Turkwel greeted Siangiki and later the two groups walked back home in the evening. Mutaraís group hung around the stockade for awhile and later walked back to the bush.

Galla takes a break from the heat

Enkikwe erached up for greener soft leaves

Orphans arrive back to the stockades


The orphans walked down to the lucerne area and started feasting on the lucerne cubes without any interruption from the Ex Orphans today. It was very quiet and they later walked to the water trough to drink water before going out to browse.

Enkikwe and Sokotei started play fighting while Dupotto scratched her belly. Shukuru and Kamok were busy browsing separately. Galla scratched his feet on a bent tree while Karisa was browsing as he scratched his bottom at the same time. Later on, they walked to the mud bath for their milk.
Today the orphans chose to swim in the mud wallow after they had their milk and some water from the water trough. They all enjoyed the bath and then Sunyeiís group arrived with her baby Siku too. They only drank some water before walking out to the bush again, but then Challa came in with a wild bull.

In the bush the orphans met with Ex Orphans from Galanaís herd and they interacted together for some time. Enkikwe left his group and went out in search of water for them to play in. Unfortunately he couldnít find any small pools today. The orphans continued browsing and later in the evening, they walked back to the stockades. Mutaraís herd arrived at the stockade in the evening and stayed for a short time.

Orphans drink up before heading to the bush

Dupotto scraches her belly

Challa plays with a wild bull


Mutaraís group visited the stockade again this morning. We think their main intention was to check on the juniors. The juniors had their milk as usual and walked out to the field with no lucerne. Sokotei scratched on a tree before he left for the bush.

Mutaraís group accompanied the orphans out and they stayed with them the whole morning up until mud bath time when the Ex Orphans didnít join them. The orphans swam vigorously with Boromoko climbing on Naseku. Then they came out and went back to the bush. There were no other wild elephants or animals around this morning. Although we have had rain now it takes time for the vegetation to grow of course, and all the orphans were busy looking for something to eat. Kamok was browsing on the leaves high in a tree, and Galla was busy browsing on some grass. They later came across a small pool of rain water and started playing in it, before walking back to the stockades for the night. Mutara's group came and stayed for a few minutes and then walked back to the bush. There were no other animals and no rain today.

Mutara's group joins the orphans for lucerne

Wanjala browsing

Kasigau and Boromoko entwine trunks


The Ex Orphans from Mutara's group came in the morning to visit. The orphans had finished up with their milk and walked out to enjoy eating their lucerne cubes. The orphans later walked to the bush to browse, leaving the Ex Orphans behind to clear up the cubes.

The orphans were busy browsing in the bush with Karisa and Tusuja enjoying the cold morning. Shukuru was more active and was walking here and there. They came across a small water pool and started playing in it. Enkikwe was splashing water on his back and as he did so it reached all the way back to his friend Boromoko who was standing behind him. Ukame and Sirimon were resting under a tree. Occasionally Sokotei would raise his trunk up to reach the green leaves in the tree. Later on the group walked towards the mud bath.

It was still not very warm at this point but the orphans decided to try the mud hole and swam from one side to the other. The whole group really enjoyed the swimming with Shukuru and Dupotto not being left out. Ukame struggled to get out the wrong side which was very steep and she was unable to get out at first. Boromoko later led the group back out to the bush. Once there we enjoyed watching a play fight between Olsekki and Enkikwe. Enkikwe was being really funny as he was jumping high in the air and fighting almost like a fighting goat. They went on for a dust bath before going back to the bush.

Back in the bush, all the orphans looked happy and active as they browsed. It was quite hot by this stage and they came across a small mud bath and started playing in it. Shukuru was very active and rolled around in the water several times. Laragai led them back home in the evening.

Sities at the stockades

Sirimon digging up soil to play with

Orphans enjoy swimming at the mud bath




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