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7/20/2016 

The stockade compound was flooded by sixty elephants, Ex Orphans, our junior orphans and wild elephants. It was very difficult for the juniors to eat their lucerne peacefully since the Ex Orphans were too rough with them. Bomani tried to play with Makena but she proved to be too rough with him so he quit the game. In an effort to minimize conflict with the seniors just over lucerne, Shukuru led her group to the browsing field. Boromoko, Sokotei and Sirimon browsed together while Siangiki, Enkikwe and Olsekki formed their own small group to feed together.
At eleven o'clock in the morning, Boromoko led the first group to the mud bath. Present at mud bath were the Ex Orphans and ten wild bulls. Zurura and Kenze joined Boromoko, Sokotei and Sirimon in mud bathing. Shortly later, the orphans settled to dust with soil. As the soil dusting exercise was in progress, Vuria the warthog chaser saw warthogs approaching from a distance. He stopped soil dusting and went after the warthogs at a very high speed. The warthogs didn’t wait but turned with their tails in the air and disappeared as fast as their legs could carry them. Vuria was left charging at the bushes as the warthogs disappeared without a trace. Kilaguni engaged Orwa in a pushing game that didn't last long as Orwa withdrew to go and play with Kilabasi instead. In the afternoon, Bomani browsed close to Sokotei as Bongo, Enkikwe, Barsilinga, Siangiki, Laragai and Boromoko went back to soil dusting once more.
 

ex orphans & wild elephants


zurura & kenze joins boromoko sokotei & sirimon


vuria chasing warthogs

7/5/2016 

It was a quiet morning when the orphans left the stockade and settled for lucerne. Only two wild elephants were present at the water trough at that time. Soon after they had enough water, the two wild elephants approached the orphans in a slow measured walk, trying to find out what exactly was happening. They mingled with the orphans for a while and retreated the moment they spotted the keepers. Shortly later, Mulika’s group consisting of Mulika, Mwende, Wendi, Wiva, Sidai, Lualeni, Ololoo, Naserian, Loijuk, Makena and Lenana showed up at the stockade compound. Laragai, Orwa and Bomani mobbed at Wiva as each tried to play with the baby. Bomani was lucky to have a light pushing game with Wiva as Narok quit to play with Mwende. Moments before heading for browsing, Orwa engaged Mwende in a pushing game too. Kilaguni and Chaimu came to stockade after Mulika and the orphans had left for browsing. Challa, Rapsu and Zurura, who are slowly withdrawing from Mulika and Yatta’s herd to join the bachelor herds, passed by the stockade in the company of a wild bull.
The sun was really hot but this didn't deter the orphans from carrying out the browsing activities as they looked forward to having a nice mud bath at eleven o'clock. At mud bath time, it was all quiet without any outsider visiting the water hole. The orphans went for drinking water first, soon after having their milk,and then walked down to cool off by getting into the mud. Siangiki and Shukuru led their friends in a soil dusting exercise soon after mud bathing. Only Bongo and Vuria remained in the water as Bongo tried to block Vuria from coming out of the mud. Finally Vuria managed to fight his way out. In the afternoon, the orphans settled to browse in theKanziku area and browsed calmly throughout the remaining part of the day.
 

mulika group


wendi & wiva


kilaguni & chaimu

6/27/2016 

The stockade compound was flooded by the senior Ex Orphans and several wild bulls early in the morning. When the juniors were let out they joined the Ex Orphans and settled for lucerne together. It was everybody for him and herself as the herd scrambled for lucerne. The seniors took large piles of Lucerne with their trunks leaving the juniors with the smallest share. Wiva tried to get some lucerne from her mum but amazingly enough Wendi denied her openly. Wiva comforted herself by clinging to her mum’s milk before Laragai came with her small pile of lucerne and offered Wiva to share. Wiva felt happy and stopped nursing so as to share the lucerne with Laragai. After feeding on lucerne Laragai engaged Mwende in a pushing game while Kibo played with Narok. Kitirua settled close to Siangiki and Enkikwe while Teleki tested his strength against Lenana. Kithaka, Lemoyian and Ololoo spent awhile scratching on the nearby rocks. Later, Enkikwe, Bomani, Laragai and Olsekki all wanted to play with Wiva. Wiva, in a playful mood, turned and pushed Bomani and then Enkikwe before running away. Makena entwined her trunk with Narok in morning greetings while Teleki moved to challenge Challa and later Mwende. Ololoo attempted to mount on Orwa, which angered him. Orwa disengaged himself from Ololoo and turned to defend himself. A battle ensued that lasted for sometime before Makena intervened and separated the two boys. Noticeable among the herd was Rapsu, who had been missing for quite a long time, and Teleki spent some time learning new pushing tactics from him. Teleki later walked over to Kenze and enjoyed a pushing game.

The dependent orphans parted ways with the Ex Orphans and headed east, while the Ex Orphans headed west of the stockade. It was quiet in the bush as the orphans concentrated on browsing. At mud bath time, the juniors were joined by Mutara’s group and twenty wild bulls. Kanjoro had pushing game with Narok that ended quite quickly when Narok surrendered. Noticeable at mud bath was a one tusker (a wild bull with one tusk) who we also had seen for quite some time. Teleki played with Vuria as he stood at the edge of mud bath while Vuria was in the mud. Barsilinga, Kithaka, Narok and Shukuru participated in a soil dusting exercise soon after mud bathing. Later, Mutara’s group teamed up with the orphans and headed north of the mud bath while the wild bulls headed towards Imenti area. The temperature was moderate and the orphans browsed calmly throughout the remaining part of the day.
 

Laragai plays with Mwende


Narok plays with Kibo


Narok and Rapsu


Zurura


Wendi

6/12/2016 

The orphans settled for lucerne soon after leaving the stockade. A while later a bull came for water and passed by close to Orwa. Orwa, who is used to challenging his seniors, didn’t want this kind of challenge and he picked up his share of lucerne and walked far away to avoid being pushed by the wild bull. The Ex Orphans led by Wiva in front showed up at the stockade compound. Laragai walked towards Wiva to welcome her to join them in feeding on lucerne. Soon Wiva was surrounded by Narok, Bomani, Olsekki, Siangiki and Enkikwe. Soon Wiva charged at Olsekki as Ololoo played with Orwa.
In the browsing field, Bongo played Lemoyian as Kithaka settled to browse with Vuria. At mud bath time the juniors were joined by the Ex Orphans again as well as twenty wild elephants. Makena engaged Orwa in a pushing game and shortly later Orwa surrendered, allowing Bomani to take over. Bomani also lost the game to Makena. Ololoo tackled Orwa and they had their own pushing game. Laragai met with Nasalot and had a brief chat before parting ways. In the afternoon, the orphans settled to browse in the upper Kalovoto area where Bongo and Vuria spent some time in a strength testing exercise.
 

Orwa carries lucerne away from the wild bull


Wiva and Olsekki


Ololoo plays with Orwa


Laragai chats with Nasalot

6/11/2016 

Mutara and her group joined the orphans as they came out of their stockades. A few minutes later, Mulika and her group showed up too. Laragai, who is always at loggerheads with the two wild born babies Mwende and Yetu, walked over to Mwende and started pushing her. Mwende defended herself as she slowly retreated to her mother. Mutara pushed Teleki when he tried to take some lucerne that was close to her, while Meibai played with Bomani. Laragai went to try to play with Nasalot when Mwende retreated to her mother. Nasalot was too tall for her though and so it proved to be difficult for Laragai. In the end Laragai just stepped aside to give way to Nasalot. Moments before leaving for browsing, Teleki engaged Meibai in a pushing game, a game that Teleki.

Makena followed the orphans to the browsing field where she engaged Orwa into a strength testing exercise. Later Orwa got the opportunity to play with Mwende but Makena intervened and separated the two. Half an hour after the orphans had left, Yatta’s group with wild elephants checked in at the stockade for water. One of the wild females had a baby the size of Wiva and Wiva tried to charge at the baby but she was quickly whisked away by her nannies.

Whilst browsing, Bomani engaged Garzi in a pushing game, while Bongo played Vuria in a game that ended when Vuria tried to mount on Bongo. Narok lay down to play and this prompted Bomani to quit playing with Garzi and go and roll on Narok. Shortly before mud bath time, Kilaguni engaged Mutara in a pushing game as Sities assigned herself the role of taking care of Siangiki, Enkikwe and Olsekki. Vuria, the fastest runner, led the first group to the mud bath while Sities escorted the last group that consisted of Siangiki, Enkikwe and Olsekki for their milk (because the boys are still so greedy they have to come last!) The weather was chilly and none of the orphans wanted to get into the water. In the afternoon, the orphans settled to browse in the upper Kalovoto area where Kilaguni and Vuria spent some time in a strength testing exercise.
 

Mulika and her group


Mwende and Laragai playing pushing games


Laragai tries to play with Nasalot


Meibai plays with Teleki

 

 

 

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