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Olare was by herself outside the stockade when the orphans were let out. Pare walked over to Olare and exchanged morning greetings by entwining their trunks. Shortly later, Olare had a game of rolling on the ground as she tried to entice the juniors to join her but no one was interested. Olare then stood up and remembered that there was Enkikwe who she was supposed to check on, to see his healing progress. Olare walked to where Enkikwe was standing and had a brief chat with him, before showing the juniors the way out to the browsing field. Mteto settled to browse with Mundusi while Esampu briefly settled to browse with Lemoyian.

On the way to the mud bath, the orphans were joined by Mutara’s group, Kilaguni, Chaimu, Kandecha and Kibo. As Galla was drinking his milk, he was bumped by Ukame. Galla complained bitterly and his loud protest reached Roi, his friend. Roi was drinking water at the water trough and came down running to check what was happening to her friend Galla. Roi met Galla on mid-way and took him to the water trough as she tried to find out if he was okay. Mutara assigned herself the role of taking care of Mundusi, Mteto and Esampu at mud bath. Mutara took the three new babies aside and inspected them and communicated with them in low rumbles. Shortly later, Mutara brought her meeting with the new babies to an end by walking them to join their friends who were wallowing. Tusuja had a brief strength testing exercise with Kainuk as Kilaguni played with Kanjoro. After the herd had enough wallowing, the orphans headed to Kanziku area while Mutara’s group took her group towards Imenti area. Kamok settled to browse with Wanjala while Oltaiyoni teamed up with Olsekki.

Pare greeting Olare


Kandecha after a wallow


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


The orphans came out of the stockades in the morning after their milk bottles and walked out to the bush. Siangiki and Enkikwe had their wounds washed and treated as usual and then joined their friends out in the Park. Siangiki is always browsing with her friend Olsekki and this morning was no different as they could be seen browsing alongside one another. Bomani was still with the dependent group and was browsing on the rocks; he liked the grass that grows there. Barsilinga, Sirimon and Lemoyian were very relaxed today and did not try and sneak off. They sneaked away yesterday with Mutara’s herd but came back later at night to join their friends. Lemoyian was very friendly towards Enkikwe and was browsing next to him. Later all the orphans walked towards the mud bath.

All the orphans had their milk bottles, walked to the water trough to drink water and then they all got in to the water hole to swim and play. They all enjoyed the bath with Garzi and Ukame enjoying climbing on their friends. Enkikwe was enjoying a separate shower to the side. When they were done all the orphans came out at once and went to dust themselves with soil. Galla started play fighting with his friends before they all went back out to the bush to browse. Kamok hid under the shade of some trees from the hot sun whilst the others browsed and later she led them back home to the stockades for the night.

Bomani and Dupotto browse together


Kithaka busy browsing


Galana, baby Gawa, Tumaren, Kibo, Chemi Chemi, Lualeni and two wild bulls were relaxing outside the stockade when the orphans were let out. One of the bulls was over protective towards Galana which meant that there might be some chemistry between the two. Galla exchanged morning greetings with Chemi Chemi as Tusuja said hi to Lualeni. Lualeni watched and supervised the whole process of cleaning and applying the green clay to Siangiki and Enkikwe's wounds. Once she was satisfied with what the keepers were doing, Lualeni then followed her friends who had by then disappeared from view. The orphans had a peaceful morning and concentrated on browsing throughout. At mud bath time, only Rapsu and Chyulu showed up and went past without bothering with the juniors. The orphans had a prolonged wallowing session with Tusuja and Galla spending some time in the water enjoying a strength testing exercise. Their game continued onto dry land, whilst Naseku and Karisa were involved in a disagreement that ended in a pushing game. Karisa, who thought that he would win over Naseku just because they are the same size, was surprised when he ended up as the loser. Ukame led the herd to a soil dusting exercise and after Roi led the way back to the browsing field. It got quite hot in the afternoon and at one point the orphans converged under a tree and continuously flapped their ears to keep cool.  

Galana and Gawa

Naseku and Karisa strength testing

Tusuja and Galla playing in the water


It was a bright morning with a clear sky which was an indication of a hot day ahead. Ukame, the hot-tempered girl, led the way out. On the way to the browsing field, Karisa and Tusuja ran into trouble with Ukame when the two boys tried to overtake her. Ukame couldn't let them do that and she saw this as an act of disrespect towards her. Ukame turned and chased the two boys all the way to the back.

Out in the bush Garzi and Sirimon took a break from feeding to participate in a strength testing exercise that lasted for quite a while. The rest of the group concentrated on browsing. Ukame settled to browse with Naseku, while Tusuja settled to browse with Roi. In the afternoon, the orphans browsed in the lower Kalovoto area where Enkikwe took a break from feeding to participate in a soil dusting exercise. It was great to see him coping so well. Later in the evening, Olare’s group in the company of a junior wild bull showed up at the stockade compound and left shortly later after ascertaining that all was okay and there were no injured orphans there that needed their comfort or attention.

Sirimon and Garzi strength testing

Ukame and Naseku browsing together

Roi and Tusuja browsing side by side




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