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It was a nice beginning to the day with the stockade dependant orphan elephants drinking a morning milk bottle and settling down for the supplement feeding. They had some very brief games at the compound before following Lentili and Ishaq-B to the browsing grounds.

An hour after the juniors departure, Ndara, baby Neptune, Seraa, Tassia, Lempaute, Siria, Mzima, Sweet Sally, baby Safi, Kivuko, Lesanju, and Taveta in the company of a wild bull elephant came to the stockades and proceeded to empty the water trough as they quenched their thirst.

The missing members of the group were seen browsing close to the middle water hole. Taveta and Lempaute were side by side the entire time whilst they were in the stockade compound, while Sweet Sally was happy to allow Seraa to play nanny to Safi. The Ex Orphan group remained at the stockades for more than half an hour before they returned to the Park.

Mzima and Kivuko next to wild Bull

Chia ex-orphan Kudu with her wild born babies

Ishaq-B going headfirst into the water


The first to arrive at the stockades this morning was Lesanju and Lempaute and went straight to the water trough for a drink. A few minutes after their arrival they were followed by Tassia and Mweya with Laikipia, Thoma and baby Thor coming in soon after. Thor enjoyed a scratching session against a rock and the group returned to the browsing fields after quenching their thirst.

The stockade dependant orphan elephants exited their stockades after the seven visiting Ex Orphans had left. They downed their milk and then headed to the browsing field where they fed in single file, visiting the baobab waterhole in the afternoon where they had fun playing mud bathing games. Bada went to the center of the pool where he rolled around in the water. Kenia admired his game for a few minutes before joining him. Ndii sat on the walls of the hole and slid into the water. The afternoon was spent browsing until it was time to return to the stockades for the night. 

Inca having a good scratch

Baba centre of attention at mud-bath

Kenia admires Bada's games


The morning started with the stockade dependant orphans gulping down their morning milk bottle and settling for the supplement feeding. They later played some hide and seek games followed by soil dusting games around the stockade compound.

Soon after the juniors left for the browsing fields Emilyís herd arrived at the stockade. Among the group was Laikipia, Ndara, Tassia, Lempaute, Sinya, Dabassa, Layoni and Kivuko. The Ex Orphans enjoyed a drink of clean water from the stockade water trough after which they had a wonderful time relaxing around the stockade compound.

Wasessa engaged Dabassa in a wrestling match while Mzima took on Rombo. Sweet Sally leaned against a rock for a scratching session before giving way for Seraa to do the same after which they headed to the browsing fields.

Sweet Sally scratching on a rock

Kivuko playing with Emma

Mashariki and Ajali find a quiet browsing spot


Lesanju and Lempaute came to the stockade this morning when they met up with Layoni and Dabassa who had arrived before them. The two greeted her warmly, embracing her and showing her the respect she deserves as the matriarchal mother she has become.

Ishaq-B and Kihari led the group towards the browsing grounds shortly after Lesanjuís arrival with Kenia and Ndii making sure that their adopted babies, Araba and Tahri, did not leave their side. Lesanju left the stockades a short while later in an effort to catch up with the juniors but did not meet up with them again today.

The orphans headed to the water hole at noon, with Lentili, Arruba, Bada and Mashariki arriving with the first group. Ishaq-B secured an opportunity to interact with Tahri while Ndii enjoyed some mud bathing games, becoming the star of the day. Mbirikani tried to challenge her by rolling around in the water like a mudfish but her skills were no match for Ndiiís.

Panda with Tahri

Safi greeting Tassia

Eden, Thor and Neptune at the watertrough


The morning was good with the earliest callers of the stockade being Laikipia escorted by Lempaute, Sinya and Kivuko. Laikipia had been absent when Emily and Ndaraís herds visited the stockades a few weeks ago and the keepers were happy to see that he was well. The four had a drink from the stockade waterhole after which they headed back to the park.

The stockade dependant orphan elephants who had rumbled a greeting to the Ex Orphans while they finished their milk and supplement feeding soon followed their older friends catching up with them on the northern side of the stockade. The juniors surrounded Laikipia who felt very much like a hero as they all came up to touch and greet him. He then headed to the Voi River to browse followed by Lempaute, Sinya and Kivuko.

Nelion, Bada, Mudanda and Rorogoi

Arruba browsing

Kenia with Panda




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