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3/5/2018 

It was a nice beginning to the day with the orphan elephants concentrating on their milk and supplement feeding before engaging in some brief strength testing games with Nelion taking Bada to task. When they were done playing the orphans left the stockade compound and headed to the bush to begin the days browsing activities.

Two hours after their departure, Seraa, baby Solar, Ndara, Neptune, Wasessa, Lesanju, Sinya, Lempaute, Tassia, Layoni and Dabassa visited the stockade. Wasessa, Sinya and Lesanju were all seen in close contact with the two babies Solar and Neptune guarding them as proper nannies should. After drinking from the stockade water trough, the Ex Orphans fed on range cubes and copra cake. Solar was driven away by a naughty baboon that came to steal the supplements. Seraa took charge and chased the baboon away. It seems that Ndara may be forming her own herd and taking some of Emily’s herd with her with Lesanju’s herd together with Seraa being the latest to join.
 

Dabassa front and Layoni


Tassia at the stockade


Seraa with Solar under her


Sinya left, Neptune, Solar, Seraa & Lempaute

2/9/2018 

The stockade dependant orphan elephants once again concentrated on their milk and supplement feeding before proceeding towards the browsing grounds for the beginning of a busy long day feeding.

In the afternoon a few members of the Ex Orphan herd were browsing in the bushes on the northern side of Msinga Hill. Upon monitoring them carefully the keepers noticed that Seraa, who was pregnant, had given birth to a beautiful male calf that we have named Solar. The Ex Orphans that were with Seraa and her baby were Wasessa, the maid of the new arrival, who was following and guarding him closely, Ndara, Neptune, Lesanju, Sinya, Lempaute, Tassia, Dabassa and Layoni. The herd came to drink water from the baobab water trough, with Solar actively jumping into the trough and lying down for a wonderful bath. Solar was able to get out of the trough without any assistance and joined Seraa for a mud bath in the main water hole.
The stockade dependant orphan elephants arrived and though happy to join the Ex Orphans, they were blocked from accessing Solar by Wasessa, Lempaute and Sinya. The Ex Orphans then headed further into the Park leaving the juniors to enjoy their mud bathing games.
 

Seraa arrives with Solar


Wasessa keeping a close eye on Solar


Seraa and Solar enjoying the mud-bath

1/3/2018 

It was a wonderful beginning of the day with the orphan elephants coming out of their stockade, downing a morning milk bottle and settling for their supplement feeding before beginning the journey out to the browsing grounds. The orphans browsed in single file with Ishaq-B, Panda and Ndii staying close to Tahri while Kenia and Araba kept company with one another.

Two hours after the juniors had left the stockade, Lesanju, Lolokwe, Thoma, baby Thor, Ndara, baby Neptune, Tassia, Sinya and Siria visited the stockade where they had a drink from the water trough. They remained at the stockade compound for about half an hour allowing Thor and Neptune to suckle from their mothers before they returned to the park. In the afternoon, Layoni and Dabassa, who are best friends, came to the stockade for a quick drink before heading off again.
 

Neptune suckling


Mashariki browsing


Embu playing in the water

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

 

 

 

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