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12/9/2017 

The sky was partly covered by clouds in the morning as the orphans left the stockade heading to the bush. Led by Ukame, the orphans settled to browse in the Kone area. They concentrated on browsing and didn’t play any games up to mud bath time, where they were joined by Zurura, Chyulu, Yatta, baby Yoyo, Kinna, baby Kama, Yetu, Mulika, Mwende, Bongo, Teleki, Meibai and Loijuk. Chyulu tried to familiarize herself with Sapalan and Kauro though the two babies showed no interest in Chyulu. Chyulu tried to win the hearts of the orphans by lying down with the intention of attracting the youngsters to come and play. Only Tusuja came and stood beside her though, the others stood some distance away. When Chyulu realised her methods weren’t working, she stood up and walked to where the orphans had converged, rumbled and then started walking away. The orphans then followed her as she took them to meet with the rest of the Ex Orphans who were feeding close by. Naseku got the opportunity to play ‘nanny’ to the ever playful Kama while Garzi had a brief chat with Meibai. An hour later, the Ex Orphans parted ways with the juniors, and walked off into the Park.  

Chyulu and Zurura


Kauro, Wanjala and Bongo


Ex Orphan Yatta with her baby Yoyo


Garzi with Meibai


Yatta greeting the orphans

9/12/2017 

Nasalot and her two new found friends Bongo and Teleki were at the stockade compound early in the morning. The three joined the juniors for lucerne soon after they were let out. Boromoko pushed Dupotto when she tried to get some lucerne that he had his eye on. Dupotto wasn't happy about it, but since there was nothing she could do, she accepted it and moved on. Olsekki and Oltaiyoni led their friends to drink some water when they were through with the lucerne and then they headed to Kone area where they settled to browse.

At mud bath time, the sun was really hot and instead of Kamok going into the water to wallow, she opted to relax under a tree as Enkikwe and Olsekki kept themselves busy under a different tree whilst engaged in a pushing game. Shukuru, Naseku, Sokotei, Siangiki, Lemoyian, Boromoko, Wanjala and Sirimon loved wallowing in the cool water and after headed for soil dusting. Garzi played with Kithaka as Olsekki tackled Boromoko before returning back to the browsing field. The orphans settled to browse on the western side of Ithumba Hill and after they browsed calmly for the rest of the day.
 

Boromoko pushing Dupotto


Olsekki and Oltaiyoni drinking water


Kamok relaxing under her tree


Orphans going to soil dust

9/11/2017 

Mutara and Olare’s groups joined the juniors for lucerne soon after they were let out. Shortly later Bongo and Teleki, who have teamed up with Nasalot, also showed up followed by Orwa, Narok, Bomani and Vuria. The orphans left for browsing soon after they had enough of the lucerne.

Kithaka and Garzi enjoyed a pushing game that went on for quite some time as neither of them wanted to surrender. At last, Kithaka gave up and went to scratch against a nearby tree. The sun was hot and during mud bath time, the venue was flooded with wild bulls that were coming for a drink and to cool off. A total of forty five wild elephants were there with Half Trunk and Dad among them. Orok, who is 13 years old now, was among the wild bulls, and joined the juniors briefly in the mud bath before getting out to drink water from the trough.

The orphans had a quiet afternoon with Wanjala taking a break from feeding to relax under a tree to avoid the scorching sun. In the evening, the orphans passed by the mud bath where they enjoyed an evening cool-off before heading back to the stockade.
 

Murka and Kitirua


Kithaka playing in the soil


Kithaka scratching his chest on a tree


Wanjala relaxing


Wild bull referred to as 'Dad'

9/10/2017 

Mutara’s group in the company of Narok, Bongo, Vuria, Orwa, Teleki and few members from Olare’s group were at the stockade compound early in morning. They dependent orphans joined them as soon as they had finished their morning milk. A wild herd consisting of eight members and an eighteen month old baby showed up and half of the group including the baby joined the juniors for lucerne. The baby interacted with Olsekki, Roi, Boromoko and Enkikwe who had a light pushing game with the baby.

Back out in the bush, Galla had great time soil dusting while Boromoko and Olsekki settled for a pushing game that ended soon when Boromoko surrendered. Shukuru, Roi and Kamok scratched all their itchy places on nearby rocks before going back to browsing. Orok came to mud bath accompanied by his friends and then walked down to join the juniors to mud bath. Soon after Karisa had enough of wallowing, he walked up to the water trough and joined some wild bulls that were drinking water. Karisa took the water he needed and left to join his friends that had started heading back out. In the afternoon, the orphans settled to browse in the Kanziku area. The sun was still hot and Kamok, Sokotei, Enkikwe and Karisa took a break from feeding to relax under a tree. Later in the day Tusuja, Lemoyian and Barsilinga decided to dust themselves in some soil and then Kamok led the way back out to the stockade.
 

Roi scratching in the morning


Olsekki chats with wild baby


Roi greets a wild baby


Orok mud bathing with the orphans

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

 

 

 

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