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Kibo, Naisula, Kitirua and Murka, who are part of Olare’s group, joined the juniors for lucerne in the morning. After having enough lucerne, Shukuru walked to the water trough and shortly later welcomed Dad and his six friends who had reported for water. Shukuru then walked away giving space for Dad and his friends to drink water. After they had enough they walked off back into the bush, giving the orphans the opportunity to come and drink water before heading to the browsing field. Siangiki and Kamok briefly entwined their trunks in morning greetings while Garzi settled to scratch his belly on a termite hill. Lemoyian engaged Boromoko in a pushing game and later, as a show of dominance, attempted to ride on him. Later the playful Lemoyian engaged Tusuja in a strength testing game that ended when Lemoyian attempted to ride on him. Shortly before mud bath time , Kithaka engaged Sirimon in a similar pushing game while Wanjala settled to dust himself with soil.

Only Boromoko wanted to wallow in the mud bath as the rest of his friends concentrated on drinking water. Later, Boromoko played with Olsekki and their game ended in a draw. In the evening, the orphans passed by mud bath where they were joined by seven wild bulls to cool off. Late in the evening, thirty wild elephants reported for water at the stockade water troughs.

Shukuru drinking with Dad and his friends

Orphans all drinking water

Siangiki playing with Kamok

Garzi scratching on a termite hill


Four wild elephants were drinking water at the stockade water troughs when the orphans were let out. Two of the wild elephants joined the juniors to eat some lucerne. Half an hour later, Yatta and her group showed up. Sirimon, Kamok and Ukame spent scratched on the nearby rocks before Shukuru rumbled, informing the group that it was time to go. The orphans settled to browse in the Kanziku area up to eleven o'clock in the morning when Kamok led the group to the mud bath. The orphans were again joined by Yatta’s group and twenty five wild bulls who had arrived at mud bath early before eleven o'clock in the morning. Garzi engaged Ololoo in strength testing exercise that went for quite some time while Wanjala settled for a soil dusting exercise.

In the afternoon, the orphans were joined briefly by Olare’s group. Melia settled to browse with Sirimon Kithaka, Olsekki and Ololoo while Oltaiyoni, Enkikwe and Lemoyian took a break from feeding to relax under a tree. When they felt they had enough rest, Lemoyian and Enkikwe engaged each other in a pushing game that ended in a draw. Shukuru settled to browse with Dupotto as Sirimon engaged Enkikwe to a strength testing exercise that saw Sirimon emerge as the winner. In evening, as everyone was getting ready to go back to the stockade, the keepers realized that Garzi and Barsilinga had dodged them. This was not their first time and they are increasingly showing signs of wanting to join the Ex Orphans, an indication that they are getting ready to leave the full time protection of their human family. The keepers left them knowing that they would definitely find their way back to stockade if they wanted to. An hour later, Garzi and Barsilinga reported back safely for yet another night in the stockades.

Lenana and Karisa

Garzi playing with Ololoo

Wanjala soil dusting

Melia with Kithaka


It was a quiet morning when the orphans left the stockades and settled to eat their lucerne. Only Makireti and Kilabasi joined the juniors in the morning. Soon after the juniors were through with the lucerne, Lemoyian and Boromoko had a brief strength testing exercise before heading out to the bush. Sokotei played with Tusuja as Garzi played with Barsilinga. Shukuru, Naseku, Wanjala and Ukame briefly participated in a soil dusting exercise and after resumed browsing. At mud bath time, the orphans were joined by Orok and ten wild bulls. After the orphans had enough of wallowing, Laragai led the way back to the browsing field. The orphans settled to browse around Imenti area up to four o'clock in the evening when Kamok led the way for an evening cooling off in the mud wallow. 

Sirimon eating lucerne with Karisa

Sokotei wrestling with Tusuja

Orok drinking with the orphans


This morning the dependent orphans found Wendi and her herd waiting to feast on lucerne with them. Babies Kama and Wiva were very active and playing all over the place. Wanjala was seen chatting with Kama and patting her with his trunk. The orphans then walked out for their day in the Park.

Everyone was busy browsing with Sokotei and Siangiki browsing close together. It is still very dry and we watched all the elephants concentrate on finding enough to eat – there were no games.

At mud bath it was very hot and the majority of the orphans played in the mud hole. They interacted with the Ex Orphans that were present and wild elephants as well. Lenana was paying the young dependent orphans a lot of attention. When they came out of the water they walked to the dust bathing area and played there for a bit as well, before walking back out to the bush to browse. They concentrated on finding food again and did not waste time with any games. When it was time they began the walk back to the stockades for their afternoon milk bottle and to spend the night.

Kinna and Kama

Sokotei relaxing under a tree

Lenana, baby Gawa and Galana


The orphans left the stockades immediately after having their six o'clock milk and went to eat lucerne. They were later joined by Buchuma, Melia, Tumaren, Olare and a wild herd consisting of six members. As soon as the orphans were done, Shukuru led the way out to the Park. Olsekki and Boromoko started their activities by engaging in strength testing exercise. Later Garzi played with Barsilinga as Lemoyian settled to browse with Shukuru. At mud bath time, the orphans were joined by sixteen wild bulls and Olare’s group. Olare herself was missing from the group together with Melia and Tumaren. The group was now under the command of the wild orphan. Shortly later, Olare, Melia and Tumaren emerged from the eastern side of the mud bath. There was trumpeting and ululation as the group welcomed back the three girls that had abandoned the group for two days. It was a happy reunion as the complete group now participated in wallowing. After mud bathing, Barsilinga played with Chemi Chemi while Lemoyian played with Tusuja. The entire herd participated in soil dusting and thereafter parted ways. In the afternoon, the orphans were joined by Mutara and her group. Wanjala had a brief chat with Mutara before settling to browse with her and later in evening, her group escorted the junior orphans back to the stockade. Half Trunk led a group of fifteen wild bulls who came for water at the stockade late in the evening.  

Tumaren, Melia and Olare

Buchuma in the lucerne field

Melia, Olare and Tumaren

Naseku soil dusting

Wanjala chats with Mutara




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