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11/6/2017 

In the morning around 6am, when the orphans were coming out of their stockades, it began raining really hard. Some of the orphans like Murit, Sana Sana, Emoli, Maisha, Kauro, Ngilai, Tamiyoi, Ambo, Rapa and Tagwa didn’t even want to come out of their stockades to go out into the bush! The keepers had a hard time getting some of the orphans out of their rooms, especially Murit, Kauro, Tagwa and Sana Sana because as soon as the keepers carried on to open more doors, these orphans ran back into their rooms again! It was like a game of hide and seek between the keepers and the orphans this morning. Only Namalok, Sapalan, Sagalla, Mbegu, Ndotto, Lasayen and a few others were happy to go out into the forest. As some of the orphans avoided the heavy showers, Maxwell on the other hand playfully ran about his stockade, enjoying the rain and rolling in the wet soil. Then he would get up and dig a chunk of soil out with his horn, throwing it up in the air and running around.

Maktao is becoming a little trouble maker, especially during the public visiting time. After having his milk bottle he circles around the wheelbarrow holding the bottles and starts to pull them out and drop them on the ground whilst the keepers are busy trying to feed the others. When he was warned away today he began to yell and threaten to push over the wheelbarrow! The keepers then draw him away with an empty milk bottle which he duly follows; he is such a funny boy!
 

Sagalla ready for morning browsing activities


Maxwell getting ready to enjoy the mud


Maktao bottle feed

11/4/2017 

Mapia spent the night well and looked in good condition, enjoying his milk bottle and the greens as well; thus he began the new day looking pretty good. The orphans were in a very playful mood during the public visit and we watched Malima, Tamiyoi, Jotto and Esampu running and charging around, but at what we were not quite sure! As their game reached its climax, Malima and Esampu turned towards the rope cordon and bumped into the visitors standing there, who seemed to enjoy their game. The school children were more afraid and ran back shouting; having never seen an elephant before and now being face to face with one! Esampu then ran over to poor Enkesha and sat on her hard, causing Enkesha to yell out and the keepers came running over to help her. 

Esampu enjoys a quiet browsing moment


Enkesha leaving the mud bath


Kiko gets his bottle feed

11/2/2017 

Out in the bush this morning all the orphans were browsing on the fresh green vegetation that has grown since the rains started. There were no games this morning, even from the boys who usually enjoy pushing games to test their strength against each other.
There was chilly weather this morning with frequent showers which meant none of the orphans dared to go into the mud bath. Some were seen along the rope cordon trying to shelter under people’s umbrella’s! Youngsters like Musiara, Sattao, Emoli, Maisha and even Jotto ran to shelter under the Keepers’ umbrella’s when the rain got very hard. Emoli and Maisha then struggled to find shelter together with one visitor who had an umbrella. As some were searching for shelter from the rain, others like Tamiyoi, Malima, Esampu, Ambo, Murit, Godoma, Kuishi and Enkesha were playing on the soil pile; dusting, rolling and bumping into one another.

In the afternoon we received a new young bull from the Tsavo Conservation Area, who had been found in a collapsed state. He was rescued and brought to the Nairobi Nursery by the DSWT helicopter and was immediately put on an IV drip to try and bring him back.
 

Ambo leads orphans to the mudbath


Emoli enjoys the lush grass after the rains


Enkesha onher way to mud-bath

11/1/2017 

This morning after the 9am milk bottle feed, lovely Kiasa happily came out of her stockade for the first time and was warmly welcomed by some of the other orphans like Godoma, Maramoja, Tagwa, Malkia, Esampu and Tamiyoi and Malima as well. All the girls were milling around Kiasa all trying to get as close as possible to touch and pat the new little girl. Kiasa walked out with them to the bush, sandwiched between the lovely caring and protective girls. The leader of the herd, Mbegu, could hardly get close, though at one stage she did come over and check on the little girl before she went back to browsing. Still, boys will be boys and when the herd has settled out in the forest Ngilai and Lasayen tried to chase poor Kiasa and climb on her, but they were not able to achieve their goal as the keepers kept a close eye on her and so did the other protective girls in the group. Both were very quickly warned and when Ngiali spent a few minutes browsing next to Kiasa he was quickly pushed away by Maramoja, Godoma and Malkia who drove him away far off into the bushes. Kiasa was very well behaved during the public visit and remained tucked between Godoma, Kuishi, Tamiyoi and Malima throughout. 

Godoma browsing but keeping an eye on Kiasa


Kiasa browses as the girls watch on


Jotto finds some soft green grass

10/30/2017 

The orphans were evidently in a playful and happy mood this morning as they were all seen running about in the bushes, trumpeting and expressing their full joy at the beginning of a new day with lots of nice green things to eat. This mostly involved the little ones like Sattao, Musiara, Tamiyoi, Malima, Jotto, Ambo, Malkia, Tagwa, Godoma, Kuishi, Maisha, Emoli and some of the older ones like playful Ngilai, Pare, Ndotto, Lasayen, Murit and even poor Luggard! Even he was managing to play and stamp around in the bushes despite his broken leg; he doesn’t like anything to hold him back! The oldest female and matriarch Mbegu was kept very busy running amongst all the hyper babies making sure they were okay and checking that they were all playing safely. At last all the activity grew too much for Mbegu and she blew a huge loud trumpet which made everyone stop dead in their tracks. There was silence before, unfortunately for Mbegu, the games started again!

Normally this kind of hyper activity is a sign to the keepers that an elephant will be rescued that day and sure enough, just after 1pm a new orphan arrived on the DSWT helicopter from Tsavo, having been spotted on its own without its mother or any other family members but walking alongside two big elephant bulls. She is a young female, about 8 months old, and is in average health condition and responded well to the milk formula. We have named her Kiasa after the area she was found.
 

Happy Sattao


Rapa in a very playful mood


Lasayen running with Sagala


Mbegu happily dusting

 

 

 

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