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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 Emilyís herd with her with Lesanjuís 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

2/25/2018 

The day began with Layoni and Dabassa coming and visiting the stockade, after a three week absence following their joining up with Emily and Lesanjuís herds. The two drank water and enjoyed lucerne grass, range cubes and the copra cake, before leaving for the field. Sadly the two Ex Orphans did not join up with the stockade dependent herd.

In the afternoon, the orphan elephants made their way to the baobab tree water hole for their milk and a mud bath. Arruba grabbed her second milk bottle pulling it out of the keeperís hands and downing the milk as she ran away worried that Bada, Lentili, Tundani, Mudanda and Nelion who were coming for their share may try and steal her bottle. When she was satisfied that she had finished every last drop she discarded the bottle leaving it for the keepers to collect and return to the crate.
 

Oltukai and Ngulia enjoying lucerne pellets


Bada mudbath games


Ndii finds a stick to play with

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 Lesanjuís 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 Emilyís 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

1/3/2018 

It was a wonderful beginning of the day with the orphan elephants coming out of their stockade, downing a morning milk bottle and settling for their supplement feeding before beginning the journey out to the browsing grounds. The orphans browsed in single file with Ishaq-B, Panda and Ndii staying close to Tahri while Kenia and Araba kept company with one another.

Two hours after the juniors had left the stockade, Lesanju, Lolokwe, Thoma, baby Thor, Ndara, baby Neptune, Tassia, Sinya and Siria visited the stockade where they had a drink from the water trough. They remained at the stockade compound for about half an hour allowing Thor and Neptune to suckle from their mothers before they returned to the park. In the afternoon, Layoni and Dabassa, who are best friends, came to the stockade for a quick drink before heading off again.
 

Neptune suckling


Mashariki browsing


Embu playing in the water

 

 

 

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