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12/16/2017 

The morning started with the stockade dependant orphans gulping down their morning milk bottle and settling for the supplement feeding. They later played some hide and seek games followed by soil dusting games around the stockade compound.

Soon after the juniors left for the browsing fields Emily’s herd arrived at the stockade. Among the group was Laikipia, Ndara, Tassia, Lempaute, Sinya, Dabassa, Layoni and Kivuko. The Ex Orphans enjoyed a drink of clean water from the stockade water trough after which they had a wonderful time relaxing around the stockade compound.

Wasessa engaged Dabassa in a wrestling match while Mzima took on Rombo. Sweet Sally leaned against a rock for a scratching session before giving way for Seraa to do the same after which they headed to the browsing fields.
 

Sweet Sally scratching on a rock


Kivuko playing with Emma


Mashariki and Ajali find a quiet browsing spot

12/10/2017 

The morning was good with the earliest callers of the stockade being Laikipia escorted by Lempaute, Sinya and Kivuko. Laikipia had been absent when Emily and Ndara’s herds visited the stockades a few weeks ago and the keepers were happy to see that he was well. The four had a drink from the stockade waterhole after which they headed back to the park.

The stockade dependant orphan elephants who had rumbled a greeting to the Ex Orphans while they finished their milk and supplement feeding soon followed their older friends catching up with them on the northern side of the stockade. The juniors surrounded Laikipia who felt very much like a hero as they all came up to touch and greet him. He then headed to the Voi River to browse followed by Lempaute, Sinya and Kivuko.
 

Nelion, Bada, Mudanda and Rorogoi


Arruba browsing


Kenia with Panda

12/5/2017 

The morning began with the usual milk and supplement feed after which the orphans engaged in socializing games around the stockade compound. While playing they were joined Sinya, Lempaute and Kivuko. While the three Ex Orphans waited to be given some diary cubes, the juniors headed to the browsing fields. The three enjoyed their supplements after which they enjoyed scratching sessions against various outcropping rocks around the stockade compound.

While the juniors browsed on the western side of the stockade, Mashariki was seen enjoying close browsing ties with Araba. Ndii became jealous and left Tahri, who she was feeding with, to come and get Araba to hand her over to Kenia, where she felt Araba belonged, before resuming her browsing activities with Tahri.
 

Ajali coming to get Tahri


Lempaute left to enjoy dairy cubes


Rorogoi leads everyone to browse uphill

12/4/2017 

It was a nice beginning to the day with Lempaute, Dabassa, Sinya, Kivuko and Layoni arriving at the stockades early in the morning, positioning themselves for supplement foods as they waited for the juniors to finish their milk bottle.

Once the supplement feeding was done Kenia, Ndii and Kihari led the juniors away from the stockades leaving the five Ex Orphans behind. Layoni enjoyed scratching his bottom against a rock boulder close to the stockade water trough. Kivuko engaged Dabassa in a test of strength pushing game. She stood on the top of the terrace to have the advantage over Dabassa.

Today Ndii was watching over Araba as the group was in the browsing fields. Lentili took the opportunity to spend some time with little Tarhi. At noon the orphans visited the baobab water hole where they had a lot of fun playing mud bathing games. Nelion utilized his long growing tusks to try and uproot a big rock close to the water hole, but the rock was too heavy and as such his attempts were unsuccessful.
 

Ndii taking Araba from Mashariki


Ishaq-B wall games


Nelion trying to uproot a rock

12/1/2017 

It was a lovely beginning to the day with the stockade dependant orphan elephants drinking a morning milk bottle before settling to enjoy some dairy cubes. There were some brief games around the stockade compound before the orphans left for the browsing grounds.

Soon after the juniors left the stockades, Lesanju, Lempaute, Sinya, Kivuko and Dabassa arrived and enjoyed some supplement feeding before making their way into to the Park.

The stockade dependant orphan elephants had a wonderful time enjoying their midday mud bath after which the rest of the afternoon was spent browsing close to the waterhole.
 

Lempaute and Kivuko catching up with the orphans


Ajali browsing


Ishaq-B scratching bottom

 

 

 

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