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This morning the ex-orphans in Laragai’s herd visited the stockades in the early morning and waited outside. The orphans had their milk and came out to join them and then they all walked to the bush to browse. Tusuja and Ukame browsed separately from others. The orphans enjoyed the companionship from the older ex-orphans. Namalok, Pare and Wanjala browsed together and then the group walked towards some water to drink. Pare scratched his belly while Dupotto scratched her bottom. Kithaka and Laragai were rumbling between each other as they browsed together. Narok’s herd then came and joined them too. Naseku was scratching on Dupotto's neck while Bomani was tossing chunks of soil on his back. Roi was playing by rolling on the ground.

It was a very hot today and all the orphans decided to go into the mud bath after their milk today. Ukame and Galla were climbing on Naseku and Tusuja respectively. The orphans enjoyed their swim then all came out at once to go back to browsing. Kamok rolled on the ground after her mud bath while Karisa browsed away from the others. Later on the orphans walked back home in the evening still with Laragai's group. We were also visited by one wild bull this evening. He came to drink water and then left.

Namalok, Pare and Wanjala

Elephants walk to a different place to browse

Dupotto scratching her bottom

Kithaka and Laragai talking together


It was wet and muddy everywhere this morning after we had some rain last night which makes it slippery everywhere. The orphans had their milk and came out of their stockades slowly as it was very slippery.

In the bush, Namalok started playing in the mud and rolling around. He’s not always playful but today he really was. He was digging at the ground with his tusks as he played. Wanjala joined him and they started competing. Tusuja and Rapa were the most playful elephants of the day however, as they were rolling in style and playing with their heads up, then their legs and trunks up and so forth. They were really showing off in different styles. Roi was playing on her own in mud as she scratched her hind legs in style. Dupotto, Ukame and Namalok started playing together again.

At the mud bath, the orphans had their milk bottles and walked straight back to the bush to browse as it was quite cloudy. Galla started scratching on a tree while Ukame was playing by digging at the ground with her tusks. Namalok later started scratching his bottom on a tree. It was wet and muddy everywhere and the orphans took care as they walked. We recorded 42mm of rain this evening and it is still drizzling.

Maramoja and Kauro drinking

Namalok playing in the mud Wanjala behind

Tusuja and Rapa playing


This morning the orphans had their milk bottles and joined Laragai’s group outside the gate to the compound. When Laragai’s group came in, they went straight to comfort Enkikwe; they were with him during the attack he sustained from the lions. They later join the dependent orphans group in the bush as they were quite fearful of the lions in the area at the moment, and wanted to be with a large family and the keepers too. They all browsed together throughout the morning, and visited a dam along the Kone road to drink some water. They all looked happily and active, but a few minutes later the ex-orphans walked away. The dependent orphans walk to the mud bath for their milk.

They all played vigorously in the water and walked straight to the bush to browse in the afternoon. Everyone was busy including Sapalan who likes staying on his own, but today he chose to stay with the group; perhaps he feared the large lions around as well and knows that it is best to stick to the herd! Naseku and Galla were browsing together after mud bath. Wanjala led the group back home in the evening for their milk.

Yatta’s group arrived at the stockades late in the evening with Kinna and their babies and two wild bulls. They drank water and later walked away. Enkikwe is still receiving treatment for his injured leg but he is improving all the time.

Laragai's group coming in

Orphans busy browsing

Kamok, Wanjala and Sapalan out of mud bath

Kinna with her baby Kama


Soon after leaving the stockade, Pare and Enkikwe started their day’s activities by scratching on some nearby rocks. Shortly later, the street-wise boy Karisa led the way to the browsing field. Enkikwe decided to see them off by following them two hundred meters away from the stockade. With his keeper he then bid the rest of the herd a good day, as they prepared for their normal routine of wondering across the browsing field. The temperature was moderate and the orphans had a quiet day. Sapalan, the independent boy, took a break from feeding to participate in a soil dusting exercise. His game attracted Rapa, Wanjala, Galla and Naseku and this prompted Sapalan to quit bathing since he doesn't like to be crowded and prefers to do things on his own. At mud bath time, the orphans had their milk and immediately after that they went back to browsing without wallowing. The rest of the afternoon was quiet as the orphans enjoyed the lush greens that are aplenty at the moment.  

Pare scratching and Dupotto

Wanjala, Naseku and Galla playing

Kamok and Tusuja


It was wet and still drizzling in the morning. The orphans treaded carefully on the slippery ground so as to not to slip and fall over. Despite being cautious on the slippery ground, Sapalan tripped and fell and didn't utter a word but composed himself like a gentleman, stood up and walked away, cursing the slippery ground. The morning was a quiet one without any ex-orphans joining the juniors. Even Laragai group didn't attend the morning lucerne session and we were not sure of their whereabouts. On the way to the browsing field, Wanjala walked behind Kauro and kept on bumping Kauro in the back. Kauro got tired of Wanjala's behaviour and to avoid conflict, Kauro just stepped aside to let Wanjala go ahead of him.

Galla settled to browse with Oltaiyoni while Dupotto settled to browse with Ukame. Nasalot, Lualeni, Teleki, Nusu, Bongo, Kilabasi, Makireti and a wild elephant visited the stockades in the morning. Nasalot, who is a good mother, walked to meet Enkikwe who was feeding around the stockade area. The two had a brief chat as Nasalot perhaps asked after Enkikwe to see how he was feeling. Enkikwe seemed very happy that Nasalot had taken the time to come over and visit him. He walked after Nasalot for several meters before stopping and walking back to the compound.

The orphans enjoyed every moment out in the bush as it was still drizzling. The drizzle went on up until noon when it stopped and became quite hot. The orphans spent so much time rolling on the ground and smearing themselves with red mud.

Galla and Oltaiyoni feeding

Enkikwe and ex orphan Nasalot

Dupotto feeding with Ukame




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