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11/28/2017 

Lemoyian and Boromoko were play fighting as the rest watched on this morning. Mutara’s herd visited and Mutara was playing in the compound before they headed back out to the Park. Garzi and Sities started play fighting and then all the orphans walked out to browse.

Tusuja scratched his neck on a tree while Shukuru was very active and playing in the mud. It was so interesting to see them playing and interacting with the Ex Orphans together. Later on, they made their way to the mud bath for their milk.

It was not very hot today and the orphans just had their noon milk bottle before going back out to browse without wallowing. They played for a short while in a small pool they came across, but they were most concerned with browsing and filling up their stomachs. Sirimon was chatting with Lemoyian after their browse. They started playing in the mud again before they made their way back home in the evening.

We were visited by Wendi, Kinna and Mulika with their babies Kama, Wiva and Mwende in the stockades today. They visited this evening, drank some water and left back to the bush.
 

Sunrise at Ithumba


Lemoiyan and Sirimon chat


Mutara stretching

11/10/2017 

Early this morning, Yatta’s group came in with Wendi, Kinna, Nasalot, Galana, Mulika and Sunyei with all their babies. Siku stuck to her mum Sunyei whilst Gawa and Kama were also next to their mums. The orphans drank their milk and didn't stay long with the Ex Orphans but walked out to the bush.

Galla was struggling to browse high in the trees in search of food. Olsekki was climbing on Tusuja while Galla and Boromoko enjoyed a play fight. Naseku started leading the group to mud bath with Tusuja. All the juniors walked in and started swimming, with Shukuru in the lead. After they came out and went back to browsing. We saw Lemoyian scratching his trunk on a tree.

Sirimon, Olsekki and Enkikwe were standing under some shade from the hot sun whilst the others browsed. It was very hot and all the orphans went to play in a small water hole in the bush. Shukuru was the most playful and Lemoyian was playing on the ground along the road. Karisa tried to a tree to ground level to reach the leaves to eat. Barsilinga was busy browsing from the tallest branches in the trees. Later the orphans walked back home in the evening for their milk.
 

Yatta and Kinna arrive with their babies


Boromoko playing with Galla


Karisa bending a tree to get to the leaves

11/9/2017 

Early in the morning two groups of Ex Orphans, Mutara’s and Narok’s, arrived. They waited for the orphans to have their milk and come out to join them. They all joined together and walked out to the bush. Shukuru was very busy finding some fresh food to eat. After awhile browsing Wendi's group came in with Sunyei with her baby Siku. They were heading to the mud bath and the orphans later joined them to walk there for their noon milk bottle.

At mud bath Rapsu arrived first and Wendi's group came in with Yatta, Yoyo and Yetu, Sunyei and Siku, Nasalot and Nusu, Kinna and Kama, Galana and Gawa, and finally Mulika and Mwende. It was a very big group with only two wild elephants among them. Challa and a wild bull were playing inside the mud bath. Sunyei washed her baby with water outside the mud bath. Rapsu was scratching against a tree. Later the Ex Orphans left whilst the juniors waited for the keepers to have lunch and join them in the bush. It was a very hot and dry afternoon and when the juniors came across a small pool of rain water they started to play and roll in it. They later started their journey back home in the evening.

Mutara's group visited us in the evening. They stayed in some time and later walked back out into the bush. It is still very dry and we are waiting for more rain.
 

Orwa scratching


Nasalot with Nusu


Nusu and Kama entwin trunks

10/24/2017 

It was a busy morning today as we had a large group of elephants and Ex Orphans visit the stockades with wild bulls amongst them. Yatta with Yetu and Yoyo, Nasalot with Nusu, Kinna with Kama, and Mulika with Mwende were amongst them. They joined orphans in the lucerne feeding area with the youngest wild-born babies, Kama, Yoyo and Nusu looking so active and healthy. There was also a wild mother there with her baby. The orphans later walked out to the Park to browse. It is still so dry and everyone concentrated on finding enough to eat; no one played any games and they all browsed up until it was time to go to the mud bath for milk.

Once there the orphans relaxed a bit and enjoyed some funs and games. The orphans played in the water with some wild bulls and later headed back out to the bush to browse again. Wild bulls and Ex Orphans stayed at the mud bath and Sunyei went to the water trough to drink water. Baby Siku fell inside but the trough was only a quarter full. Sunyei tried to pull her out but was unable, and the keepers had to go in and help her out with her mother’s support. She pulled from behind and helped us get her out. Nusu was being very clever and was playing along the edge of the mudbath with his mother, Nasalot, next to him. They later went to dust bath and Nusu started rolling around and playing as Olare, the nanny, looked on. They later walked away to the bush.

The orphans were very busy browsing in the afternoon to make sure they got enough to eat, despite the hot and dry weather. The group later walked back to the mud bath in the evening to cool off and then Kamok led the group back home in the evening.
 

Roi browsing


Baby Nusu rolling in the soil


Nasalot dusting herself


Siku gets into the water trough

10/9/2017 

Shukuru left with a branch in her mouth and enjoyed feeding on it for sometime before dropping it so she could enjoy some lucerne. A wild mum with her two calves joined the orphans together with Mutara’s group to feed on lucerne. Later, the orphans were joined by Yatta’s group and later six wild bulls reported for water. Laragai joined Challa for a drink at the water trough before she rumbled, alerting her friends that it was time to get moving. Mutara’s group escorted the juniors to the browsing field and an hour later, parted with the orphans. Galla and Naseku took a break from feeding and briefly engaged in a chat that ended when Lemoyian passed by and pushed them away. Karisa settled to browse with Boromoko as Sirimon and Dupotto settled for a soil dusting exercise. Lemoyian engaged Enkikwe in a pushing game that ended when Enkikwe surrendered. On their way to the mud bath, the orphans were joined by Yatta’s group where Boromoko played with little Kama.

At mud bath, the orphans and Ex Orphans were joined by ten wild elephants. Yoyo got into the mud bathing water sending all the nannies and the mum into a panic as they tried to guide him out to avoid him drowning. At last Yatta backed by Kinna, Chyulu, Makena, Sidai, Lenana, Ithumbah, Mwende and Mulika managed to get Yoyo out. In the afternoon it was fairly cool and the orphans settled to browse on the western slopes of Ithumba Hill where they browsed calmly up until the evening, when Kamok led the way back to the stockade.
 

Challa and Laragai


Kinna, Kama and Gawa


Yoyo with nannies


Yoyo goes swimming


Yoyo being helped out

 

 

 

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