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12/21/2016 

The Ex Orphans arrived early before the orphans were let out. When the orphans came out, Teleki engaged Makena in a pushing game that ended when Kilaguni intervened by pushing Teleki away, and proceeded to enjoy a pushing game with Makena himself. Chyulu went down to roll on the ground and her game attracted Wiva who came to climb on her. Narok and Laragai tried to snatch Gawa when she was a short distance away from her mother. They pushed her slowly ahead of them but they weren't lucky since Galana was very alert and she came over to pick up her baby, leaving Narok and Laragai stumped. Shortly later, the orphans parted ways with the Ex Orphans.

Out in the bush, Bongo engaged Barsilinga in a pushing game as Shukuru and Kithaka participated in a soil dusting exercise. Bomani and Sokotei had a misunderstanding that they ended up solving by pushing one another. Sokotei lost to Bomani though and went to comfort himself by tackling Olsekki. At mud bath time, the orphans participated in wallowing soon after drinking their milk. In the afternoon, the orphans settled to browse in the Kanziku area. The rest of the day was quiet as the orphans browsed calmly without any major observation.
 

Lualeni and Naserian


Makena plays with Kilaguni


Galana with Gawa


Wiva climbs on Chyulu


Sidai with Wiva and Gawa

12/3/2016 

Siangiki was the first one to leave the stockades followed by Enkikwe as the rest of the group streamed in behind them. Once the orphans were out, Garzi settled close to a nearby tree so as to scratch his neck. Kithaka and Lemoyian started their day by engaging each other in a strength testing exercise. Sokotei settled to scratch on some nearby rocks. Soon after the orphans had lucerne, Narok led the way to the browsing field. Out in the Park, Bomani, Narok and Lemoyian settled to feed together while Enkikwe, Olsekki and Siangiki, who are great friends since their time at the nursery, teamed up together to browse. Shortly before eleven o'clock in the morning, Kithaka led the way to the mud bath.

The weather wasn't appealing for the orphans to participate in wallowing at the main waterhole but they opted to use a small water hole a short distance away. Bongo, Orwa, Garzi, Kithaka and Shukuru had a prolonged mud bathing session and when they felt that they had enough, then they quit and went to join their friends who by now had moved deeper into the bush.

In the evening the sky opened up and gave way to rain. The orphans stopped their browsing activity to roll on the ground as the rain poured. At the end of the show, they all looked like anthills after smearing themselves with red mud. Late in the evening, a small group of the Ex Orphans led by a wild female made a brief visit to the stockade. The group consisted of Galana and her baby Gawa, Wendi and Wiva, Loijuk, Lenana, Lualeni, Kenze, Makena, Sidai, Chyulu, Ololoo, Taita and Tomboi. Ololoo walked over to the gate of the stockades and had a brief chat with Orwa, Teleki, Vuria, Bongo and Bomani.
 

Garzi drinking water


Lemoyian playing with Kithaka


Lemoyian, Narok and Bomani


Orwa, Shukuru, Kithaka and Garzi mud bathing


Shukuru all muddy

11/28/2016 

The dependant orphans really enjoyed their lucerne today without disruption from any Ex Orphans. Laragai carried her pile away and went to hide. The rest started walking one by one to the bush.

Later Barsilinga was play fighting with Vuria whilst the other orphans were all busy browsing. The group hid under the shade as the sun beat down. Kithaka and Barsilinga spoke to each other and communicated for ages, they are still best friends which is so nice to see. Sirimon led the group to mudbath for their milk.

At the mudbath, Bongo, Laragai, Vuria and Boromoko played in the main mudbath vigorously. Then they walked to the next small pool of water and started wallowing there too. Teleki and Boromoko led the group back to the bush to browse.

When they were back browsing in the afternoon it started raining. They all started scratching on the rocks and trees around them as they took off the mud from their legs and bodies. Enkikwe was scratching his neck while Boromoko scratched his hind and Orwa watched both of them. Narok started rolling in the mud and Barsilinga, Bongo and Shukuru rolled in a different pool of water. It was lovely to watch all the orphans playing and being so happy and active. The group later walked back to the stockades for their evening milk.
Yatta’s Ex Orphan group came in to say hello again after some time away, since the rains broke. The group included Kinna, Mulika with Mwende, Ithumba, Meibai, Makena and others. Today we recorded 12mm of rainfall in the area.
 

Laragai playing with Olsekki


Garzi playing on the ground


Bongo going in for a mud bath


Bongo having a nap on the baobab tree


Enkikwe, Siangiki and Olsekki in the mud

10/16/2016 

It was a quiet morning as the orphans left the stockade and settled for lucerne. Only one wild bull was drinking water at the stockade water trough and a buffalo could be seen at distance away; some difference compared to yesterday! The orphans enjoyed their lucerne without any disturbance a part from a tiny bird that was picking some insects from the ground and which Kithaka kept chasing away using his trunk. Bomani spent sometime scratching his buttocks on a nearby rock and shortly later Shukuru led the way to the browsing field. Galana and a small group of Ex Orphans arrived minutes later after the orphans had left. Her group included Naserian, Loijuk, Ololoo, Orok, Makena, Ithumbah, Kenze and Lualeni. At the browsing field, Sokotei started the day’s activities by participating in a soil dusting exercise as the rest of his group concentrated on browsing. Later, Kithaka and Bomani had a strength testing exercise that didn't last for long. At mud bath time, eleven wild bulls were present. Barsilinga engaged Garzi in a pushing game while Laragai decided to scratch her buttocks against Vuria who was having a game of rolling on the ground. Bomani engaged Lemoyian in a pushing game and later it was Bongo tackling Vuria. In the afternoon, the orphans settled to browse in the Kanziku area where Bomani threatened to push Sokotei, but Sokotei stood his ground, which made Bomani think otherwise and turn away! 

Bomani scratching


Galana, Gawa and her group of nannies


Kithaka playing with Bomani


Laragai scratching on Vuria


Bomani plays with Vuria

9/23/2016 

Early in the morning, the stockade compound was flooded with Ex Orphans and wild elephants. Babies Gawa and Wiva were present with their mothers and nannies, all in good health. Siangiki, Enkikwe and Olsekki left the stockade with branches in their mouths, but dropped them when they saw Makena approaching. Makena picked them up and started feeding on them. After settling to eat lucerne, Narok picked a fight with Kalama but ended up losing the game. Shortly later, the lucerne was finished and the orphans headed east while the Ex Orphans headed west. The two groups met again at mud bath. Kitirua engaged Narok in a pushing game while Naisula played with Teleki. Shortly later, Narok dropped Kitirua and went to play Melia.

After mud bathing, Chaimu and Bomani opted for a soil bathing while Vuria engaged Kalama in a strength testing exercise. Chemi Chemi felt drawn to the game and decided to come and help his adopted sister Kalama. Together they managed to drive Vuria away. Kibo had a brief strength testing exercise with Orwa before heading to comfort Vuria after being pushed away by Chemi Chemi and Kalama. In the afternoon, the orphans settled to browse in the upper kalovoto area and in the evening on the way back to the stockade, the juniors were joined by Mutara and her group. Mutara’s group escorted the juniors to stockade and soon after drinking water, the group left to an undisclosed location.
 

Olsekki, Siangiki and Enkikwe


Wiva and her nannies


Lenana playing on some logs


Naisula playing with Teleki


Bomani and Chaimu soil dusting

 

 

 

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