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3/5/2018 

It was a nice beginning to the day with the orphan elephants concentrating on their milk and supplement feeding before engaging in some brief strength testing games with Nelion taking Bada to task. When they were done playing the orphans left the stockade compound and headed to the bush to begin the days browsing activities.

Two hours after their departure, Seraa, baby Solar, Ndara, Neptune, Wasessa, Lesanju, Sinya, Lempaute, Tassia, Layoni and Dabassa visited the stockade. Wasessa, Sinya and Lesanju were all seen in close contact with the two babies Solar and Neptune guarding them as proper nannies should. After drinking from the stockade water trough, the Ex Orphans fed on range cubes and copra cake. Solar was driven away by a naughty baboon that came to steal the supplements. Seraa took charge and chased the baboon away. It seems that Ndara may be forming her own herd and taking some of Emily’s herd with her with Lesanju’s herd together with Seraa being the latest to join.
 

Dabassa front and Layoni


Tassia at the stockade


Seraa with Solar under her


Sinya left, Neptune, Solar, Seraa & Lempaute

2/9/2018 

The stockade dependant orphan elephants once again concentrated on their milk and supplement feeding before proceeding towards the browsing grounds for the beginning of a busy long day feeding.

In the afternoon a few members of the Ex Orphan herd were browsing in the bushes on the northern side of Msinga Hill. Upon monitoring them carefully the keepers noticed that Seraa, who was pregnant, had given birth to a beautiful male calf that we have named Solar. The Ex Orphans that were with Seraa and her baby were Wasessa, the maid of the new arrival, who was following and guarding him closely, Ndara, Neptune, Lesanju, Sinya, Lempaute, Tassia, Dabassa and Layoni. The herd came to drink water from the baobab water trough, with Solar actively jumping into the trough and lying down for a wonderful bath. Solar was able to get out of the trough without any assistance and joined Seraa for a mud bath in the main water hole.
The stockade dependant orphan elephants arrived and though happy to join the Ex Orphans, they were blocked from accessing Solar by Wasessa, Lempaute and Sinya. The Ex Orphans then headed further into the Park leaving the juniors to enjoy their mud bathing games.
 

Seraa arrives with Solar


Wasessa keeping a close eye on Solar


Seraa and Solar enjoying the mud-bath

1/22/2018 

The stockade dependant orphan elephants enjoyed their milk and supplement foods before engaging in some brief games at the stockade compound after which they headed to the browsing grounds.

Three hours after their departure, Emily and Lesanju’s herds arrived at the stockade and had a drink of clean water from the water trough. Kivuko was seen following little Neptune around as Lempaute rubbed her itchy bottom against the rocks at the stockade compound. It has been more than three weeks since Emily’s herd last visited the stockade and the keepers were happy to see them. A few minutes after they walked out to the Park, Laikipia arrived together with Taveta. Taveta was bouncing along, swinging his trunk from side to side. The two later followed the other Ex Orphans out to the park.
 

Kivuko with Neptune


Laikipia and Taveta arrive stockades


Lempaute scratches bottoms

12/28/2017 

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

12/20/2017 

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

 

 

 

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