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10/16/2017 

Early in the morning a group of wild elephants totaling twenty in number reported for water at the stockade water troughs. A wild mother with her three calves had come to join the orphans to feed on lucerne. Nasalot, who was missing the previous day with Lenana, showed up in the morning looking good. Nasalot walked the baby Nusu up to the stockade escorted by Chyulu and Lenana. Once the juniors were let out, Tusuja had the opportunity to familiarize himself with Nusu as Sidai stood guard. Shortly later, there was a scuffle when two wild elephants tried to chase away some wild dogs and buffaloes that had come for water at the stockade. Yatta and her group reported and joined the juniors for lucerne. Kamok briefly chatted with Kama as Boromoko played with Galla.

Out in the bush, the orphans were joined by Yatta and her group and at eleven o'clock, they escorted them to the mud bath. At mud bath time the herd was joined by fifteen wild bulls. In the afternoon, the orphans settled to browse on the western slopes of Ithumba Hill while Yatta’s group settled to browse in the Imenti area. It was a hot afternoon, and the orphans had to rest under a tree for sometime before resuming browsing. In the evening the orphans as usual passed by the mud bath again for an evening wallow.
 

Nusu and Nasalot


Tusuja, Nusu and nanny Sidai


Baby Gawa and Galana


Kamok chats with Kama


Nasalot, baby Nusu and Loijuk

9/26/2017 

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

9/13/2017 

Only three wild bulls showed up for water in the morning at the stockade water troughs. The orphans settled briefly for lucerne before being led away by Shukuru. They settled to browse in Kanziku where Lemoyian and Sokotei had a lengthy strength testing exercise that finally ended in a draw. The rest of team concentrated on browsing until ten thirty in morning when Ex Orphan bull Tomboi joined them and then escorted the juniors to the mud bath.

At mud bath time there was drama when Lemoyian finished his milk and then turned on Olsekki to snatch more than his share from Olsekki's mouth. The keepers responded and Lemoyian left unhappy and seemed to wait for Olsekki a distance away from the keepers to take his revenge. Olsekki was clever though and after finishing his milk he used a different route to the water trough, thus avoiding Lemoyian and whatever he had planned. The weather was slightly cloudier today and none of the orphans wanted to go into the water hole. Only Tomboi and two wild bulls decided to go for a swim. Roi picked a leftover branch that was probably dropped by a wild elephant and continued to peel its bark as the rest of the team concentrated on drinking water. In the afternoon the orphans settled to browse in between Ithumba Hill and Imenti area and on the way back to the stockade, Shukuru led her friends to cool off since the weather had changed since the morning and it was now really hot. In the evening, Galana, Gawa, Loijuk, Lenana and a wild female showed up at the stockade and left shortly after dark when they had drunk enough water.
 

Sokotei playing with Lemoyian


Boromoko playing with Olsekki, wild bulls behind


Roi enjoying a leftover branch


Shukuru leading

8/27/2017 

Kilaguni and Chaimu were at the stockade compound when the juniors were let out. Shortly later, Bongo and Narok, who appear to have formed a group of two, joined the juniors for lucerne. Two different wild herd herds showed up for water. One group consisted of nine members while the other one had ten members. Four wild elephants with a two year old baby joined the juniors for lucerne. In the process one of the young wild elephants was knocked by another following a disagreement that only they could explain. Naseku and Boromoko had a brief chat with the two year old baby as Shukuru walked down to join the wild elephant’s drinking water.

Sokotei engaged Olsekki in a pushing game while Galla tackled Naseku. Boromoko had a lone game of soil dusting and at eleven o'clock in the morning, Ukame led the first group to the mud bath. Sixteen wild elephants attended the mud bath and wild elephant bull Half Trunk was among them. In the afternoon, the orphans settled to browse in between Imenti and the western side of the Ithumba Hill. Olsekki took a break from feeding to participate in a soil dusting exercise while Tusuja engaged Lemoyian to a light pushing game. In the evening, the sun was still hot and Ukame led her friends back to the mud bath for an evening cool off. On the way she was overtaken by Shukuru. After having enough of the mud, Karisa then led the way back to the stockade. Late in the evening Orwa, Bomani and Vuria showed up for water at the stockade and left after.
 

Kilaguni surrounded by lots of lucerne


Shukuru sharing water with a wild elephant


Boromoko soil dusting


Galla playing with Naseku


Little Dupotto with Kithaka

8/7/2017 

Six wild bulls were drinking water at the stockade water troughs when the orphans were let out in the morning. Wanjala had a brief chat with Tusuja while Boromoko engaged Naseku in a pushing game. Later, Boromoko attempted to climb on Naseku but he was brought down by Olsekki who was just standing close by.

Out in the bush, Oltaiyoni settled to browse with Galla while Boromoko teamed up with Olsekki. Shukuru and Siangiki took a break from feeding to participate in a soil dusting exercise and resumed browsing when they were done. At mud bath time, Boromoko led the way for their midday feed where they were joined by thirty wild elephants and the Ex Orphans. The orphans had fun in the mud where Tusuja, Lemoyian and Boromoko were competing who between them could climb on their friends. In the afternoon, the orphans settled to browse in the Imenti area. It was quite hot forcing Ukame, Wanjala, Naseku and Galla to relax under a tree. They resumed browsing only after the temperature dropped a bit. Dupotto spent her day with Kamok and she is slowly settling in nicely.
 

Boromoko leading the orphans


Kinna leading her Ex Orphan herd


Chemi Chemi plays with Barsilinga

 

 

 

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