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1/17/2018 

This morning Kauro was happily enjoying a pile of lucerne on his own. Dupotto on the other side was scratching her bottom vigorously trying to be rid of the insects that were annoying her. Barsilinga, Laragai, Kithaka and Siangiki came to join the dependent group after a long night browsing outside the compound on the hill behind. The orphans later walked to the water trough to drink water in preparation to leave for the bush. They met with a wild bull there and the wild bull was friendly enough for them to interact with him. Namalok was busy scratching his neck on the wall.

In the bush, Galla was busy browsing with his friends as they played. Namalok and Roi were browsing away from the rest of the group. Dupotto found herself alone and decided to walk towards her friends. Pare and Maramoja were standing under the shade from the hot sun. Later on, Ukame and Wanjala led the group to the mud bath for their milk.

After their noon mild bottles and a mud bath, all the orphans chose to keep themselves busy browsing despite the hot weather. Sapalan flapped his ears to keep cool whilst he browsed and Galla watched him. Naseku was browsing higher up the hill. Later on, the orphans walked back home in the evening for their milk.

Lenana passed by the stockade today with some wild bulls in hot pursuit as it seemed she was in season. Nasalotís group also passed by and they drank some water and left. Nusu, Nasalotís baby, was being very playful and charged around with her ears held wide and aloft, having a lot of fun with the keepers and the other orphans.

Later in the evening, Wendiís group of Ex Orphans this time including Nasalot, Kinna and Sunyei with their babies and other nannies also arrived. They had some water and left not long after. Laragai arrived later in the evening with Siangiki, Sirimon, Sokotei, Boromoko and Enkikwe. They had some water then went into their old stockade, eating all the food inside before coming out again. Kilaguni started a serious play fight with Ololoo near the water trough and interacted with two wild babies who arrived for some water with their mother. Their mother just watched on and they later all walked back into the bush.
 

Roi and Dupotto


Roi and Barsilinga


Wanjala and Pare


Wild bull chasing Lenana

1/12/2018 

As soon as the orphans settled for lucerne, Namalok, Maramoja and Dupotto started their day by scratching on the nearby rocks. Shortly later, Mutaraís group showed up at the stockade compound and joined the juniors for lucerne. At the browsing field, Galla challenged Boromoko to a pushing game but ended up losing. Enkikwe settled to feed with Dupotto and later, went down on his two front legs in order to have a lone peaceful soil dusting exercise. After Galla surrendered to Boromoko, he walked down and met with Lemoyian who has folded ears just like him but without tusks. Galla challenged the ever playful Lemoyian but regretted it later when Lemoyian decided to ride on his head instead of his back. Galla quit the game giving way to Boromoko who came to tussle with Lemoyian. At eleven o'clock in the morning, the orphans headed for their milk and later had a spectacular wallowing session before heading back to the browsing field in a single file. Kamok, Wanjala, Sapalan and Laragai took some time off from feeding to participate in a soil dusting exercise. Two bulls reported for water at mud bath when the orphans had left for browsing. In the afternoon, the sun was still hot and therefore the orphans passed at mud bath for a cool-off dip again.  

Namalok scratching


Mutara drinking


Turkwel and Suguta


Baby Nusu leading Nasalot and other Ex Orphans


Lemoyian climbing on Galla's head!

1/10/2018 

Garzi, who has now joined Narok and her group, showed up in the morning with Narok and Bongo, maybe because they knew that Laragai and her friends were becoming more independent and they wanted to see what was going on. Roi and Galla came out with branches in their mouths that they continued enjoy as they relaxed outside the stockade waiting for directions. Shortly later, the racing team consisting of Maramoja, Pare and Rapa led the way to the browsing field. Lemoyian had spend the night outside the stockade without his friends in Narokís group, and started his day by scratching his belly on a bent tree. An hour later, Garzi left with his new found family of Narok and Bongo. Tusuja and Galla took a break from feeding to participate in a strength testing exercise that ended in a draw. At mud bath, Namalok, Naseku, Pare, Wanjala, Tusuja and Kamok had a spectacular time wallowing and showed off all their favourite poses. In the afternoon, Kauro, Dupotto and Laragai spent some time soil dusting and later joined their friends to browse again. Yatta and her group showed up at the stockade in the evening and left immediately after having enough water.  

Lemoyian scratching his belly


Ukame browsing


The 'racers' Rapa, Maramoja and Pare


Naseku overtaking Dupotto

1/9/2018 

Laragai and her group originally consisted of Garzi, Kithaka, Barsilinga, Lemoyian, but now Siangiki, Enkikwe, Olsekki, Sokotei, Sirimon and Boromoko have also become independent and have joined this group out in the wild as well. When the new arrivals came from Nairobi they were very badly behaved towards them and since they were off milk as well, the keepers saw this as a sign that they were ready to stay out at night. Most of the time they spend the night just outside the compound, or close by, and come back in the morning to share lucerne with those still dependent. They were relaxing outside the stockade this morning with Tomboi when the juniors were let out. Galla and Roi left with branches in their mouths, which they continued to enjoy on their way out to browse. Tusuja developed an itchy neck and decided to use a nearby tree to scratch it.

Later Pare settled to browse with Maramoja as Karisa teamed up with Namalok. Sapalan, who still totally refuses to take his milk, browsed a short distance away from his friends. At mud bath, Karisa led Wanjala and Dupotto in the first group while Ukame led the second group consisting of Galla and Oltaiyoni. Maramoja led the third group of Namalok and Kauro. Rapa led Pare and Kamok; the orphans have to come in groups as they all get two bottles and the keepers cannot feed them all at once! After having their milk, the orphans headed to drink some water from the trough and to enjoy a short wallowing session, before going to dust themselves dry as usual. In the process, Galla picked up a piece of stick that he used to scratch what appeared to be an itchy chest. When he was done, he dropped the stick and joined in the procession of those heading back out to browse. In the afternoon, the sun was still hot as Pare joined Maramoja to feed while constantly flapping his ears to keep cool. Roi had a private soil dusting session before heading to relax under a tree that had good shade. In the afternoon the sun was still hot and the orphans passed by the mud bath to wallow and cool down. Shortly before six in evening, the senior Ex Orphans in the company of five wild elephants reported for water and left later after having enough. They left with Laragai and her group since Laragai had opened the gate to let her friends out again. She is clearly very eager for she and her friends to soon join their friends in the wild.
 

Tomboi at the stockade compound


Maramoja browsing with Pare


Karisa, Wanjala and Dupotto


Kinna, Kama and two wild bulls


Sunyei, baby Siku and some wild bulls

1/3/2018 

Laragai, who had let her group out the previous evening, reported early in the morning at the stockade compound. She was accompanied by Kithaka, Lemoyian, Garzi, Barsilinga, Sokotei, Enkikwe, Siangiki and Olsekki. The group welcomed their friends for yet another day out in the bush. Shortly later, Kibo, Chemi Chemi, Kalama, Murka, Kandecha, Kitirua and Naisula showed up and joined the orphans. Led by Laragai, the group headed towards the Kalovoto area where they settled to browse. Sapalan settled to browse with Namalok while Wanjala settled to browse with Kauro. Pare, one of the racing team members, settled to feed with Siangiki. At mud bath time, the orphans were briefly joined by Ex Orphans Galana, baby Gawa, Zurura, Madiba and Chyulu. The orphans preferred to have a mud bath in a small water hole a distance away from the main one. Namalok enjoyed splashing water behind his ears as Madiba stood on guard. Ukame loved playing with baby Gawa and if it were not for the intervention by keepers, she might even have left with Galana and Gawa since the game was so enjoyable, and she didnít think to walk back to her friends. Sapalan teamed up with Chyulu and Madiba and just as we thought that Sapalan would be snatched by the duo, to our surprise Madiba and Chyulu escorted Sapalan back to join his younger friends.

In the afternoon, Kauro took a break from feeding to participate in a soil dusting exercise and on the way back to the stockade, the orphans passed by the mud bath to cool off again in the hot weather.
 

Kibo with a big pile of lucerne


Sapalan and Namelok


Pare and Siangiki


Madiba, Namelok and Zurura

 

 

 

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