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Fifteen wild elephants were drinking water at the stockade water troughs when the orphans were let out. Olare and her group were patiently waiting for lucerne in the usual place. Shortly later, Nasalot, her baby Nusu, Naserian, Chyulu, Loijuk, Ololoo and Lualeni joined the herd for lucerne. Tusuja briefly engaged Kamok in a pushing game that ended when Kamok decided to back down. When the orphans had enough of the lucerne, Kithaka led the way to the water trough where the orphans had some water before heading out to browse.

Siangiki settled to browse with Olsekki while Garzi rolled on the ground on his own. At mud bath time, Shukuru led the way as the rest of the herd followed behind her. The sun was hot but only Boromoko, Olsekki, Enkikwe, Siangiki, Naseku and Karisa decided to wallow. Kamok opted to relax under the nearby tree as the rest of the herd walked up to the water trough where Dad and eighteen wild bulls were drinking water. The orphans then headed back out to browse.

In the evening, the orphans passed by the mud bath where all of them wallowed under the supervision of a wild elephant that was standing some distance away. After wallowing, Barsilinga, Boromoko, Galla and Naseku dusted themselves with soil and shortly later, Roi led the first group back to the stockades.

Wild elephant chasing African wild dog

Garzi playing on his own

Siangiki browsing with Olsekki

Roi browsing

Naseku and Siangiki playing in the water hole


The sky was partly covered by clouds in the morning, as a wild herd with a four day old baby were busy drinking water at the stockade water troughs. It appears that the day was meant as a ‘baby show’ as just before 6am a wild female, who visits from time to time to share lucerne with the juniors, reported with her baby that seemed just a few hours old. The wild female was also in the company of her two other grown up calves. When the orphans were let out, the wild female joined them to feed on lucerne. There was a slight drama when the baby tried to follow Boromoko into the stockade. One of the other wild calves followed the baby trying to block it from getting into the stockade and finally succeeded; after that the herd left. Shortly later, Yatta and her group reported with all their babies and settled for lucerne. Kama had a brief chat with Naseku as Enkikwe tried to reach Yoyo. Laragai led the way to the browsing field and Kama decided to accompany them. Fifty metres away, Kama started trumpeting and charging thus attracted her mother Kinna, who came running over to pick her up and take her back to her herd.

At around ten forty-five in the morning, Nasalot arriving bringing her own baby Nusu with her to the stockade. There was so much excitement as all Yoyo's nannies shifted their attention to Nasalot's baby. The nannies Sidai, Chyulu, Naserian, Loijuk and Makena all lined up trying to woo Nusu to shelter under them.

At mud bath time, Olsekki and Boromoko had a game of riding on each other as One Tusk and Half Trunk with two other friends continued to wallow on the opposite side. The orphans spent most of the afternoon relaxing under a tree due to the hot weather. In the evening, the orphans headed for an evening cool-off before heading back to the stockade.

Naseku with Kama

Enkikwe, baby Yoyo and Yatta

Kama running from Sidai, Yoyo and Yatta

Nasalot's baby Nusu!

Nasalot, her baby Nusu and Chyulu


The orphans in the morning were joined by Ex Orphans Galana, her baby Gawa, Loijuk, Naserian, Lualeni, Lenana, Kenze and six wild bulls. Soon after having enough of the lucerne, Shukuru led the way to browsing field. Boromoko then engaged Tusuja in pushing game that was cut short by Sirimon who wanted to join in too. Boromoko and Tusuja were not interested in playing with Sirimon and walked away. Boromoko moved to play with Lemoyian as Olsekki settled to play with Enkikwe. Galla and Wanjala took a break from feeding to play in the soil by rolling on the ground. At mud bath time, the weather was chilly and none of the orphans dared to step into the mud bathing water. The orphans only drank milk then water from the trough before heading back to the browsing field.

Garzi and Kithaka had brief strength testing exercise that ended when Kithaka surrendered. In the evening on their way back to the stockade, the orphans were joined by Yatta’s senior Ex Orphan group that escorted them all the way to the stockade.

Orphans drinking water

Kithaka playing with Garzi

Shukuru looking lovely

Yatta and her Ex Orphan herd


The orphans left the stockade early as usual and walked down to the water trough where they joined four bulls that were drinking. Lemoyian was in a playful mood and thus started his first game with Boromoko. As Siangiki was passing by, Lemoyian stopped playing with Boromoko and attempted to climb on Siangiki. Sokotei, who was close by, brought Lemoyian down which annoyed him. To show his anger, Lemoyian turned to attack Sokotei but their game ended in a draw. Later, Lemoyian tackled Enkikwe, but Enkikwe wasn't ready for a pushing game and walked away leaving Lemoyian pondering over what to do next.

In the bush Enkikwe and Olsekki took a break from feeding to participate in a soil dusting exercise while Kamok enjoyed rolling on the ground. At the mud bath, the orphans were joined by the Ex Orphans and forty wild elephants. Half Trunk and Dad were there again. Yatta, Mulika, Mwende, Galana, baby Gawa, Loijuk, Naserian, Lualeni and Ololoo were not in the group. Kama and Wiva spent some time interacting and playing with the orphans. Kama played with Laragai while Wiva played with Boromoko and Roi. Later, the orphans returned back to browsing, leaving the wild elephants and the Ex Orphans still at the mud bath. The orphans settled to browse in the upper Kalovoto area. In the evening, Kalama, Narok, Orwa, Bomani, Vuria and Bongo showed up at the stockade. At dark more wild elephants, Yatta, Mulika, Mwende, Lualeni, Lenana, Meibai and Mutara’s group came for water at the stockade water troughs.

Enkikwe and Lemoyian

Lemoyian rides on Siangiki

Enkikwe and Olsekki dusting


In the morning, the stockade was flooded with Ex Orphans, one Tusker, Half Trunk and several other wild elephants. Missing were Galana, baby Gawa, Naserian, Sunyei, Mulika, Loijuk, Mwende, Yatta, Yetu and Lualeni. Kinna was standing in as the matriarch and led her group to where the orphans always get lucerne. Unfortunately there was not very much as the stockades waited for the lorry to arrive. After Kinna waited for some time and nothing came, the herd left and shook their heads with disappointment. As they were leaving, Kenze climbed on Makena while Kilaguni had strength testing exercise with Ololoo.

Out in the Park, Sirimon competed with Siangiki on who could stretch their trunks up the highest to pluck some leaves from the trees. Galla settled to browse with Oltaiyoni while Boromoko chose to browse with Lemoyian.

At mud bath time, the orphans were joined by the Ex Orphans and forty five wild elephants. Noticeable was a wild elephant called Masikio who has a collapsed ear, Yetu and Mwende’s father. Wiva had a good time playing with Lemoyian, Oltaiyoni and later with Suguta too. In the afternoon, the orphans settled to browse in the Kanziku area. Oltayoni settled to browse with Tusuja and Sirimon with Boromoko. In the evening, forty wild elephants came for water at the stockade and left shortly before dark.

Ex-orphans at the stockade early morning

One Tusker visits the stockades

Ololoo plays with Kilaguni




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