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1/28/2017 

Emily’s herd arrived at the stockade this morning soon after the stockade dependant orphan elephants had left. Today was a wonderful day for all of them as the three wild elephant bulls, Laikipia and Lolokwe were among their group. After drinking water, Rombo, Dabassa and Kivuko engaged Emma in some wonderful rolling on the ground ‘dusting games’. For an unknown reason Wasessa seemed suspicious and uncomfortable of Kivuko, Rombo and Dabassa’s engagement with little Emma and intervened.

While in the browsing fields Kenia went between Ndii and Araba in a bid to block Ndii from interacting with ‘her baby’. There was a lot of action at the mudbath with Panda and Ndoria shining in bathing events. Kihari felt jealous and came to sit on Panda, impairing her movement in the mud and preventing her from being the winner of the mudbath activities.

The rest of the afternoon was spent browsing close to the waterhole until it was time to return to the stockades for the night.
 

Kihari sitting on Panda


Ndii enjoying the mud bath


Kenia blocking Ndii from taking Arraba

1/24/2017 

It was a beautiful beginning to the day with the stockade dependant orphan elephants concentrating on their usual milk and supplement feeding before heading to the southern side of the stockade browsing grounds.

Emily’s herd came from the eastern side of the stockade and were followed a short while later by Siria, who seems to have not been with them the previous night as he came in from the western side all alone.

Ajali charged at Siria when he saw him walking down the hill but didn’t go to join him. Lesanju, who once again has started splitting her herd from Emily’s, came in ten minutes later with Lempaute, Sinya, Kivuko, Dabassa and Mzima. While Wasessa, Rombo and Layoni were seen with Emily’s herd.

The stockade dependant orphans enjoyed their afternoon milk bottle at the stockade compound. After the milk feed Kenia engaged Ajali in a friendly pushing game. Nelion and Lentili had a wonderful scratching moment against a rock while Arruba enjoyed a scratching session on a rock next to them.
 

Arruba finds a rock to scratch on


Thor drinking from the water trough


Ajali following Rorogoi to join the others

1/17/2017 

It was a perfect beginning to the day with the stockade dependant orphan elephants coming out of their stockades full of energy, emptying a morning milk bottle before enjoying some copra cake after which they played around the stockades for a few minutes then headed to the browsing grounds.

On arrival at the northern side of Msinga Hill, Tundani, Nelion and Panda led the group half way up the hill where they all scattered to browse around the rock boulders. Kenia made sure to keep Araba by her side.

At noon Ndii started to head downhill followed by the rest of the orphans. The group made their way to the middle water hole where they had a lot of fun mud bathing before continuing with their browsing activities close to the waterhole.

Rorogoi enjoyed leading the orphan group back to the safety of the stockades in the evening, followed closely by Lentili and Mashariki.
 

Nelion after morning bottle


Edie, Eden and Ndara


Icholta and Inca

1/12/2017 

This morning the stockade dependant orphan elephants kept busy with their morning activities of milk and supplement feeding heading to the browsing grounds. Soon after they arrived at the base of Msinga Hill, Mbirikani, Bada and Rorogoi tried to get the group to go up the hill but Kihari and Naipoki who had taken leadership this morning did not want to lead the group up there.

After browsing peacefully for more than three hours, Ndii managed to steal little Araba for some private browsing time. Kenia was quick to notice that Araba was gone and followed suit. Kenia didn’t react to Ndii but instead gave Araba so much love and attention that Araba forgot all about Ndii.

Emily’s herd came to the stockades after the babies had left. Three wild elephant bulls and Laikipia were with them. Laikipia was the last to drink from the water trough as he wanted to avoid any controversy with the wild bulls. Twenty minutes later the entire group headed back to the park.
 

Araaba browsing


Lesanju and Emily's heard at the stockades


Laikipia enjoying a quiet drink

1/9/2017 

It was a beautiful beginning to the day as the stockade dependant orphans came out of their night quarters in groups of five, emptying their morning milk bottles before settling for supplement feeding.

Today’s game was chasing the baboons that were coming down Msinga Hill before the group headed to the park for a busy day of browsing in the field. Kenia settled to browse with her adopted baby Araba making sure that Ndii who was heading their way would not take Araba from her. Lentili and Mashariki took the lead of the browsing activities today.

Later in the morning, Laikipia was seen chasing Mweya for some mating advances. A teenage bull was had the same idea as Laikipia and followed the two around.
 

Thoma, Thor and Wasessa


Inca suckling Icholta


Emily browsing

 

 

 

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