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It was a wet morning following the previous day’s rain. At the browsing field the orphans browsed and wallowed in puddles. On the way to the mud bath, the milk dependent group was joined by Naserian, Chyulu, Zurura, Makena and a wild bull. The orphans drank water and relaxed at the mud bath area. Laragai and Narok opted to scratch against the nearby acacia trees as the wild bull inspected and sniffed them. Later, the orphans left with their keepers leaving the wild bull and the ex orphans at mud bath. 


A wild bull with the orphans

Narok and Laragai scratching

Ex orphans at the mud bath

Ex orphans enjoying a bath


Zurura spent the night just outside the Juniors’ Stockades, and was there to join them in the morning and having enjoyed the Lucerne, left with Suguta and her group. At the noon mudbath the Juniors were joined by Yatta and her calf, Yetu, plus Wendi, Makena, Kinna and Nasalot and Ex Orphan bulls Taita and Madiba. Kanjoro enjoyed a pushing game with Yatta, and later the entire herd left together to browse the slopes of Ithumba hill. Yatta and the Ex Orphans then peeled off, heading towards the Stockades. Today Suguta and her entourage returned early at 6 p.m. 

Zurura with the orphans

Makena out and about

Kanjoro playing with Yatta


An hour after the Juniors had left the Stockade compound, Lualeni and Ololoo came with all the Ex Orphans who were with Wild Bulls Rafiki, Half Trunk, Mshale and l0 others. At the mudbath the Juniors were joined by Nasalot, Mulika and Mwende, Wendi, Makena, and Naserian and all enjoyed a Soil Bath together. Later that afternoon Kilaguni and Chaimu left with the Ex Orphan group, but Mulika returned them to the stockades before 5 p.m. where they awaited the arrival of their Junior peers. 

Half trunk and a wild friend


Kanjoro enjoying the mudbath


Out in the field the Juniors split into two groups. Mutara, Shukuru, Kilabasi, Sities, Turkwel, and Kainuk had Junior bulls Ololoo and Kanjoro with them and browsed close to the Keepers while the rest of the Juniors led by Suguta browsed further away and again did the disappearing trick not showing up at the mudbath. At around noon Mulika with her baby Mwende came to the Stockades with Makena. In the evening Suguta returned with her group, ahead of Mutara’s group who were with the Keepers. 

Kilabasi browsing

Sities browsing

Ololoo enjoying lucerne


Another quiet day for the orphans, with only Makena turning up to join them briefly before moving off alone. Kandecha led the Juniors out for the morning browsing session, and Sities led the first milk dependent group to the Mudbath venue. 



Melia scratching




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