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The morning began with some wonderful soil dusting games coupled with a game of chasing away the baboons that had come down the Msinga Hill. Soon after the juniors left the stockade for the browsing grounds, Emily and Lesanju herds arrived to quench their thirst at the water trough.
Laikipia then mischievously climbed into the water trough and stood there as if his behaviour was perfectly normal.

At the noon mud bath, Embu scooped some muddy water up and started to throw it around splashing the rest of the orphans. Bada went to stand behind Embu so as to be out of her firing range while Araba anchored her head against Kenia and had a scratching session before the group resumed their browsing activities for the rest of the day.

Embu splashing water

Naipoki with Tahri

Tundani soil dusting games


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 was good with the stockade dependant orphan elephants moving up Msinga Hill to browse following the morning milk bottle and supplement feeding. At 8.20am, Emily and Lesanju herds, which are now together, came to browse on the foot of Msinga Hill moving slowly past the middle and big water holes as they headed towards the Voi River.

The juniors browsed for four hours after which Panda introduced a game of sliding down a slope. Ishaq-B and Bada seemed very excited about the game and joined Panda while Mudanda, Arruba and Rorogoi stood watching them. The orphans then came down and enjoyed their afternoon milk bottle, avoiding the waterhole as it was a cold day. They browsed at the base of Msinga Hill for the rest of the afternoon.

Lempaute and Lesanju arrive at the stockades

Naipoki and Tundani strength games

Laikipia at the stockade in the afternoon


It was a nice beginning to the day with the stockade dependant orphan elephants feeding on dairy cubes after emptying their morning milk bottle. Ishaq-B then went and put her trunk on Tahriís back pulling her close. Ndii, who was at the dustbath, came running up and took charge of Tahri and began the journey to the browsing fields.

Soon after the juniors left the stockade, Emily and Lesanjuís herds arrived. The Ex Orphans had a drink from the stockade water trough before engaging in some brief games at the stockade compound. Emily and Sweet Sally enjoyed scratching their bottoms against a rock while Eden, Safi and Inca had fun stirring up the water in the stockade trough with their little trunks. Eden snuck up behind Safi and climbed on his back. Inca saw what was happening and quickly moved away from Eden to avoid being her next victim. The Ex Orphans then left for the browsing fields. Sadly they did not meet up with the juniors.

Lentili browsing

Ishaq-B dusting games

Mudanda browsing




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