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The milk dependent group had a peaceful day as they went about their business of browsing. At eleven o’clock in the morning the group attended mud bath and later returned back to the browsing field. Suguta, Kibo, Kitirua and the rest of her group came for water at the stockade shortly before noon. In the evening, only a handful of the ex orphans showed up at the stockade. 

Kibo leaning on a rock


Orphans browsing


Suguta and her group, including Kitirua and Melia, reported late at night and left early before dawn. The milk dependent group settled for Lucerne soon after leaving the stockade and then Shukuru led the way to the browsing field. At eight o’clock in the morning, Suguta and her group came to the stockade to drink water. At mud bath time, only Kanjoro, Mutara and Bongo participated in wallowing. Shukuru headed for soil bath as Kainuk opted to scratch against the acacia trees. After which, the orphans left for the slopes of the Ithumba hill where they settled to browse. In the evening the ex orphans, Kijana and four other wild elephants checked in at the stockade water trough. Missing in the ex orphans group were, Napasha, Tomboi and Buchuma. 

Kitirua browsing

Melia enjoying the tasty grass

Mutara at the mud hole

Kainuk have a jolly good scratch

Bongo in the water


Lualeni and her group spent the night just outside the Juniors’ Stockade and joined Suguta’s group and the Juniors as soon as they emerged in the morning. When Suguta’s group headed off, Ex Orphans Lualeni, Kamboyo, Madiba, Rapsu and Ololoo decided to accompany the Juniors out to browse, splitting from them about an hour later, but Rapsu turned up at the mudbath to join them wallowing, and later Kitirua, Kasigau and Kilabasi from Suguta’s group joined them also. In the evening the Ex Orphans accompanied by a group of wild elephants came to the Stockades. Amongst the wild elephants was a small calf of about 3 months. Missing amongst the Ex Orphans were Ex Orphan Bulls Napasha, Tomboi and Buchuma. 

Kitirua chomping on some grass

Wild herd near the stockade


Once at the browsing field, Suguta led her group off as usual (Kilaguni, Chaimu, Melia, Tumaren, Sabachi, Kitirua, Olare, Chemi Chemi, Murka, Naisula, Ishanga and Kasigau) heading for the Kalovoto which is their favourite area. At 9 a.m. Ex Orphans Mulika, her calf Mwende, Chyulu, Naserian and a wild Boy passed by the Stockades passing by the milk dependent group and heading in the direction taken by Suguta’s group. 12 mls of rain fell in the afternoon and at 8 p.m. Ex Orphans Lualeni and Lenana accompanied by Ololoo brought Suguta’s group back to the Stockades. 

Chemi Chemi

Naisula in the shade

Lualeni with the orphans


When the orphans emerged this morning, Kasigau had a limp, probably slightly injured whilst playing with Kibo during the night. At the browsing field the orphans had a wonderful time playing in rainwater puddles and smearing themselves in mud, Narok, Laragai and Bongo actually rolling in the mud while the others tossed it over their bodies. Later Suguta led Kilaguni, Sabachi, Chaimu, Melia, Tumaren, Olare, Kibo, Kandecha, Murka, Naisula, Kitirua and Ishanga away, which is what she has been doing throughout the month. The milk dependent orphans went for their noon milk feed, returning to the Stockades in the evening. Suguta’s group returned at 7 p.m. 

Kasigau in the browsing field

Narok browsing

Melia in the field




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