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This morning we were visited by Galana’s group and her baby Gawa, Nasalot with her baby Nusu and other Ex Orphans. They drank water and left. The dependent orphans came out of their stockades after their milk and interacted with Narok, Orwa and Bomani. A few minutes later, they all walked out to the bush to browse.

Shukuru was the most busy browsing as they interacted with the Ex Orphans from Mutara’s group, who had just joined them. Turkwel, Kasigau and Sities were browsing together in the bush. Kasigau started playing and climbing on Suguta but Suguta started her own game of rolling on the ground. Gala was browsing alone to the side. Some of the orphans visited a small pool and drank water from there, and later the herd walked towards the mud bath for their milk.

They all chose to wallow in the main pool today and then again, formed a line to come straight out and head back out to browse. Everyone was busy browsing and interacting with Ex Orphans. Suguta and Mutara were very happy to stay with the orphans the whole day. Wanjala was kissing Tusuja and later Kamok and Boromoko led the group back home in the evening for their milk. We had no rain today and saw no other Ex Orphans.

Galla and Roi browsing

Turkwell, Kasigau and Sities

Kamok leads her group home


Mutara’s group of Ex Orphans visited the orphans again in the morning to share lucerne with them. Between the Ex Orphans and the dependent, they made sure all the lucerne cubes were collected up between them.

The orphans were all very busy browsing with Garzi and Kithaka browsing high in the trees for the little green leaves. Lemoyian on the other side was scratching on a rock. Other elephants were spread out throughout the bush to browse. Olsekki and Sirimon browsed together while Karisa walked here and there in search of fresh leaves. Ukame looked tired and rested her head on a tree. Dupotto later led the group to mud bath.

The orphans had their milk but did not go in the mud bath. Instead they came across a small water pool from the rain which was a bit warmer, and started playing in it. After, they were all busy browsing again with all of the orphans concentrating on filling their stomachs. Later they found another small pool of rain water and some started playing in it. Later they walked back home in the evening for their milk; Barsilinga, Kithaka, Garzi and Laragai were reluctant to walk at the same pace as others while heading home as they have been weaned off their milk.

Back in the stockade, we had all the Ex Orphans from Yatta’s herd and their babies, except Nasalot and her baby Nusu. They visited the stockade, drank water and hung around for a little while before going back into the Park. There was no rain today.

Karisa sneaks away on her own

Ukame takes a break from the heat

Lemoiyan in a playful mood


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


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


The sky was partly covered by clouds when the orphans settled to feed on lucerne when they were joined by Buchuma, Kenze, Nasalot, baby Nusu, the wild orphan and three wild bulls. Shortly later Olsekki, Sokotei, Galla, Ukame and Tusuja walked down to the water trough where they joined a wild bull to drink water. Olsekki, who likes getting involved in pushing games with his fellow male friends, played with the wild bull by stepping on the wall of the water trough to try and make himself look bigger. The wild bull wasn't amused by Olsekki's antics but he knows how these little boys behave!

Shukuru led the orphans south east of the stockade where the herd encountered three buffaloes. With her ears out, Shukuru charged at the buffaloes to see if they would make way for the elephants. The buffaloes stepped out of way allowing the orphans to have pass peacefully. The weather was still chilly and only Half Trunk with a wild friend attended mud bath. Lemoyian and Enkikwe had a disagreement that led Lemoyian to chase Enkikwe as he tried to grab his tail to stop him for running away from a proper disciplining. Enkikwe tried as much as possible to free himself from Lemoyian and at last he succeeded. Olsekki engaged Tusuja in pushing game that didn't last for long as Tusuja gave up when he felt that he had no chance of either winning or obtaining a draw. Sirimon and Kithaka briefly participated in soil dusting exercise. In the evening, the cloudy sky gave way to light showers that lasted for only a short while.

Orphans join a wild bull to drink water

Olsekki stepping on the water trough

Orphans encounter buffalos

Nusu and Nasalot

Sirimon soil dusting




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