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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

6/10/2016 

Six wild bulls with Melia, Kalama, Olare and Kandecha were at the stockade compound early in the morning. Soon when the water was turned on, the wild bulls occupied the water troughs while the Ex Orphans stood at the entrance waiting for juniors. After drinking their morning milk, Narok led the way out and they settled to eat lucerne. When the bulls had enough, they stepped aside to let the juniors have water. Laragai, who is always quick in everything, was the first one to get to the water trough and join one of the bulls who hadn't stepped aside yet. Later Shukuru joined in but backed off when she saw two of the wild bulls coming back for water. Later, the senior Ex Orphans started trickling in and this prompted the juniors to start their journey to the browsing field, so as to avoid confrontation with them over of lucerne. The orphans had a quiet morning until mud bath time where they were again joined by the Ex Orphans and fifteen wild bulls. Laragai had a part time job of babysitting Wiva while Kithaka stood behind a wild bull to smell him, before heading for soil dusting. Teleki spent some time learning new pushing tactics from Zurura while Makena engaged Orwa in a strength testing exercise as Kanjoro played with Kalama. A while later, all the groups parted ways. In the afternoon the orphans settled to browse in the Kanziku area and they stayed browsing here for the rest of the day. 

Bulls leaving


Olare


Zurura plays with Teleki


Kalama plays with Kanjoro

6/9/2016 

It was a less busy morning as the orphans settled for lucerne with no other elephants joining them today. The orphans walked around freely in the stockade compound with Orwa, Bomani and Kithaka opting to scratch on the nearby rocks. Siangiki, Enkikwe and Olsekki huddled together in one place to feed on the lucerne as Laragai picked lucerne and tossed it up before heading to drink water. Shortly later, the other orphans followed her.
At the browsing field, Bongo and Vuria started their day by engaging one another in a pushing game while Shukuru spent some time in an early morning soil dusting. Bomani settled to browse close to Narok and from time to time, Narok put her trunk in Bomani's mouth. Shortly before eight o'clock in the morning, Mulika with a few other Ex Orphans passed by the stockade for water. The members in her group comprised of Nasalot, Makena, her son Mwende, Zurura, Ishanga and two wild bulls. Soon after taking enough water, Mulika led the group towards mud bath. Later in the morning, Olsekki and Enkikwe settled to browse with Bomani and Barsilinga. Shortly before mud bath time, the orphans were joined by the Ex Orphans where Vuria exchanged greetings with Lenana. The Ex Orphans escorted the juniors to the mud bath. The mud bath was brief and soon they parted ways with juniors heading towards Kalovoto while the Ex Orphans headed west of the Ithumba hill. In the afternoon, the juniors were joined by Makireti’s group where Orwa got the opportunity to play with Kasigau. Teleki and Olsekki spent some time soil dusting and soon they were joined by Shukuru. In the evening, the Ex Orphans in the company of five wild bulls reported for water at the stockade. Noticeable was a bull that was treated nearly a week ago near the Imenti dam and he was in good condition too and healing well.
 

Kithaka scratching


Shukuru soil dusting


Mulika and her group


Vuria greets Lenana

 

 

 

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