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Kenze and Taita joined the juniors for lucerne in the morning as six wild bulls were drinking water at the stockade water troughs. Wanjala and Karisa moved and settled to feed face to face with Kenze. Wanjala and Karisa wondered when their time would come for them to be as big as Kenze. Kenze appears to have read what was going through the boysí minds, and he stretched his trunk towards them. We felt like he was reminding them that Rome wasnít built in a day. Kithaka walked down to share water with the wild bulls and shortly later was joined by his friends. Oltaiyoni steered the group north of the stockade while Laragai and her rebel herd who donít join the juniors to browse, headed south. The inquisitive Wanjala joined Turkwel for a question and answer session before heading to tussle with Tusuja.

Later Esampu took a break from feeding to participate in a soil dusting exercise where she was later joined by Tusuja and Pare. On the way to the mud bath, Sapalan looked dull and was walking so slowly. Although Sapalan is always slow in just about everything, this one was unusually slow for him meaning that something was not right with him. He didn't even drink water but instead stood in the mud for some time. Kitirua and Naisula emerged from the bush and walked straight to Sapalan and surrounded him; they touched and seemed to ask him what the problem was. Sapalan turned and headed north east as Kitirua and Naisula followed him. In the afternoon, the sun was still hot and the orphans took a break from feeding to relax under a tree. In the evening, Sapalan dragged himself slowly back to stockade where later he was given three injections to help treat what might be ailing him. The lions were sighted briefly at a waterhole where they came to drink but the moment they sensed the car they vanished into the undergrowth. Later that evening the orphans could sense their presence raising their trunks. Surprisingly it was Laragai who looked concerned, Turkwel and Enkikwe remained calm.

Tusuja plays with Wanjala

Sapalan and Kitirua

Kenze enjoying Lucerne


Both senior and junior graduate orphans led by Yatta were at the stockade compound ready to receive Turkwel who was about to be let out after her treatment. This was only for the day time; come evening she would be returned back to the stockade. It wasn't clear how the groups knew that Turkwel would be spending the day out with the juniors. After having her wounds dressed, Turkwel was let out amid excitement from her group. Wanjala could not understand why Turkwel had so much painting on her body, not understanding what the healing green clay and Alamycin applied to the wounds was. Wanjala followed Turkwel around as if asking her a lot of questions. Mutara and Olareís groups monitored Turkwel from a distance as they slowly trailed the orphans into the bush. Later, they joined up with the orphans and headed to the mud bath together. In the afternoon, Mutara and Olareís groups spent so much time with Turkwel, comforting and wishing her a quick recovery by patting her with their trunks. In the evening, the temperature was still high, prompting the orphans and the graduate orphans to pass by the water hole again to cool off before going home to the stockades.  

Turkwel out with the others

Bomani browsing

Wanjala following Turkwel


After being away for nearly a week, Yatta and her herd showed up in the morning and joined up with the orphans for lucerne. Kamok and Sapalan went to Laragai's stockade and managed to come out with leftover branches that were nice to feed on. Naseku, who loves playing with babies, spent time with baby Yoyo, who initiated the pushing game. Garzi settled to play with Makena. Shortly later, the orphans parted ways with the graduate orphans.

Out in the bush, Namalok briefly chatted with Kamok before moving on to feed with Pare. The weather was chilly and at mud bath time, only Olsekki decided to swim in the water hole. Four wild elephants joined the juniors to drink before disappearing. In the afternoon, Karisa engaged Galla in a pushing game that also attracted Wanjala and Tusuja who dueled for some time before Olsekki intervened by pushing the boys out of his way. Baby Siku is now using her left hind leg that she seemed to have sprained a week ago, so that was good news. In the evening only handful of wild elephants showed up for water due to the chilly weather.

Sapalan and Kamok

Makena playing with Garzi


Olareís group in the company of two junior wild elephants were present outside the stockade when the orphans were let out. Murka lay down to attract the young babies to come and play on her, but they didnít want to. Nine year old Kibo however saw a good opportunity to come and climb on her back! Rapa, Galla and Karisa walked down to the water trough to join a fifteen year old wild bull. The three dependent orphans stood there obviously admiring the boy, wishing they were his size to be able to defend themselves from their older friends. It wasn't clear what advice the teenager gave to the boys but we are sure he communicated something to them. Half an hour later, Olare escorted the juniors out to browse where Naisula played with Tumaren and Chemi Chemi tackled Kitirua. Enkikwe settled to browse with his friends Olsekki and Siangiki who are so good at taking care of him. Siangiki developed an itchy ear and used a nearby tree to scratch it. An hour later, Wanjala had the same problem and instead of scratching against a tree, he broke a piece of branch and used that to scratch with.

At mud bath, Sapalan used the smaller mud bath unlike the rest of his friends who walked to use the large one. As Sapalan was busy splashing water behind his ears, a warthog emerged from the bush and joined him to mud bath. At first, Sapalan wasn't sure how to react, but opened his ears out just in case as a warning to the warthog. This didnít seem to faze the pig however, who carried on with its bathing. Sapalan had no option other than to let the warthog carry on since he certainly didnít feel like chasing it, he is a very slow boy. Mundusi, who has watched and learnt how to climb on his age-mates from the older graduate orphans, decided to climb on Mteto in the water. Galla rode on Roi while Tusuja rode on Maramoja. All the naughty orphans take great delight on doing this in the water when it is a) easier to climb on their friends and b) when their friends canít retaliate! Later Tusuja engaged Olsekki in a strength testing exercise that went on for quite some time.

Kibo riding on Murka

Siangiki scratching

Wanjala scratching his ear


Nasalot, who appears to be forming her group consisting her own baby Nusu, Galana and her baby Gawa, Loijuk, Lenana, Bongo and Teleki, reported early in the morning at the stockade compound. We have seen this group together for quite a while and it seems for the moment that they have a bond. Kithaka briefly engaged baby Gawa in a light pushing game as Wanjala was charging around at goodness knows what. Tusuja took advantage of Mteto while wallowing and tried to climb on her. Mutaraís herd and the orphans settled in the upper Kalovoto area where they were joined by Turkwel, Bomani, Narok Vuria and Orwa. There was much trumpeting and excitement as the group embraced and welcomed these other graduate orphans. Calm was then resorted and everyone resumed browsing again.  

Kithaka playing with Gawa

Turkwel and Suguta

Tusuja riding on Mteto




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