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It was a bright Sunday morning as the orphans exited their stockade to begin their day. Mbeguís herd was the first to come out for their delicious milk bottle, with Ngilai moving begging for more milk from his friends once he was done with his share. When Ndoria arrived with the second group Ngilai and the others had to move away to make room for them to have their morning milk feed.

Ndoria was in a greedy mood today and engaged Rorogoi in a fight over the Lucerne pellets. Kenia and the Keepers had to intervene to restore peace so that the group could finish their supplements and head to the browsing fields under Tundani and Nelionís leadership.

The noon milk feed came quickly and the orphans enjoyed their bottle close to the baobab tree water hole after. At the mud bath, Arruba enjoyed a game of sucking in a trunk full of water then blowing it out as she sprayed her body with the muddy water. Mashariki, Embu and Rorogoi admired Arrubaís games and wanted to join her but when they realized how cold the water was, they decided to just watch instead.

Ngilai on the path

Nelion scratching

Panda and Tahri in an erosion


It was a wonderful beginning to the day with the orphan elephants enjoying their milk and Lucerne grass pellets. Mashariki had a wonderful game play fighting with Mbegu. Lentili, Arruba and Suswa took advantage of Mbeguís games to lead the others out of the stockade towards the browsing grounds.

The orphans browsed high up the northern side of Msinga Hill, coming downhill in the afternoon for the milk bottle before resuming with their browsing activities. The orphans didnít visit the water hole today as the weather was cold and cloudy.

In the evening Mudanda, who was at the top of the hill, came ready to head back to the safety of the stockades for the night. When descending, Mudanda accidentally knocked a medium rock which came rolling towards her friends who got scared and started running downhill screaming. Bada who was browsing away from the rest was left behind by his friends and had to run to catch up with them. Araba stopped to wait for Bada to catch up as did Kihari and the two stood together until Bada reached them.

Nelion and Tundani strenth testing

Kihari and Araba

Bada running to catch up


The day began with the younger orphans downing their morning milk bottles in a rush to catch up with their older friends who were already enjoying the supplement food. The dry weather has already started to hit the Tsavo area and the orphans were in a rush to get out to begin the days browsing activities.

The orphans visited the baobab tree water hole where they had milk and water before enjoying mudbathing games. Nelion engaged Ndotto in a strength testing game which lasted a few minutes. Murit approached the two but was not invited to join and instead just watched. The orphans browsed their way to the Mzima-Mombasa pipeline area.

At 3pm Arruba, Suswa and Ishaq-B led the orphan herd to the water hole for a second mud bath.
Naipoki enjoyed swimming and bathing as it was a warm day. The rest of the afternoon was spent browsing close to the waterhole.

Rorogoi and Suswa

Mashariki on Msinga Hill

Araba on Msinga Hill


It was a busy morning with the orphan elephants concentrating on their milk and supplement feeding before engaging in some wonderful play fights around the stockade compound. Nelion approached Murit for a game, but Murit ran away from him as he was scared of Nelionís long sharp tusks.

Mbegu and Kihari took the lead of the orphan elephants to the browsing field and they settled to browse halfway up the western side of Msinga Hill. Arruba and Ndoria explored further uphill where they found some greener and more palatable vegetation. Ndoria descended before Arruba who was surprised to find herself on her own and came down to rejoin the group.

Nguvu had a wonderful browsing session while enjoying a scratch against a rock. He rejoined the group as they made their way to the baobab waterhole. The orphans had a lot of fun playing mud bathing games before continuing with their browsing activities.


Mbegu playing in the water

Godoma playing


It was the usual morning routine today as the orphan elephants happily drank their milk bottle and had their Lucerne supplements. Once they were done feeding, Panda and Nelion engaged each other in a tough play-fighting game that raised a huge cloud of dust in the air. The game went on for some time and had Lasayen climbing the stockade terrace when he saw them pushing one another in his direction.

The orphan elephants made their way to the browsing grounds under leadership of Suswa, Arruba and Mashariki. Mudanda was in the middle of the group and was seen attempting to bully Mbegu. The Keepers saw what was happening and intervened, putting a stop to Mudandaís naughty behaviour. When in the browsing fields Ndotto and Murit engaged one another in a brief wrestling match.

The orphans visited the water hole in the afternoon and had fun playing mud bathing games with the afternoon browsing session taking place close to the water hole.

Panda left and Nelion strength testing

Naipoki scratching

Murit left and Ndotto strength testing




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