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It was a quiet morning with only Tomboi and Nasalot joining the orphans for lucerne. Out in the bush Naseku teamed up with Ukame and Tusuja to browse while Sirimon soil dusted. Later, Enkikwe engaged Boromoko in a pushing game that ended in a draw. At mud bath time, the orphans were joined by One Tusk and his three friends. Olsekki and Boromoko played a pushing game while enjoying cooling off in the water. Sirimon rode on Enkikwe while Lemoyian tried to block Galla from coming out of the mud. In the afternoon it was very hot still and the orphans relaxed under a tree for some time before resuming browsing. They cooled off in the water hole on the way back to the stockades in the evening again.  

Boromoko running in for his milk

Olsekki plays with Boromoko

One Tusk and Garzi


Eight wild elephants were drinking water at the stockade water troughs when the orphans were let out. In the company of the wild elephants were Lualeni, Tomboi, Madiba, Buchuma, Olare’s group and Narok’s group. The Ex Orphans settled for lucerne with juniors and after the juniors left to go and browse in the Park. Garzi was left behind, having a good time with the Ex Orphans, especially Kibo, and they enjoyed a pushing game together. He later followed his friends out to the Park. Lemoyian and Sokotei engaged each other in a strength testing exercise while Boromoko played with Tusuja. Ukame settled to browse with Oltaiyoni as Galla teamed up with Wanjala.

At mud bath, the weather was cloudy and none of the orphans wanted to mud bath again. Olsekki picked up a branch left behind by wild elephants and kept himself busy by peeling its bark off while Kamok, though it was cloudy, relaxed under her usual tree. Naseku was in an excitable mood and trumpeted as she ran into bushes, charging and knocking anything in sight. In the afternoon, Tusuja and Lemoyian had a light strength testing game that ended when Kithaka passed by and intervened by tackling Lemoyian. Dupotto settled to browse with Sokotei while Wanjala settled to browse with Karisa. In the evening Olsekki tried to engage Boromoko in a pushing game but Boromoko declined due to fear of losing the game to Olsekki.

Lenana plays with Vuria

Naseku in a charging mood

Orphans relaxing in the shade

Boromoko playing around with Olsekki


Only three wild bulls showed up for water in the morning at the stockade water troughs. The orphans settled briefly for lucerne before being led away by Shukuru. They settled to browse in Kanziku where Lemoyian and Sokotei had a lengthy strength testing exercise that finally ended in a draw. The rest of team concentrated on browsing until ten thirty in morning when Ex Orphan bull Tomboi joined them and then escorted the juniors to the mud bath.

At mud bath time there was drama when Lemoyian finished his milk and then turned on Olsekki to snatch more than his share from Olsekki's mouth. The keepers responded and Lemoyian left unhappy and seemed to wait for Olsekki a distance away from the keepers to take his revenge. Olsekki was clever though and after finishing his milk he used a different route to the water trough, thus avoiding Lemoyian and whatever he had planned. The weather was slightly cloudier today and none of the orphans wanted to go into the water hole. Only Tomboi and two wild bulls decided to go for a swim. Roi picked a leftover branch that was probably dropped by a wild elephant and continued to peel its bark as the rest of the team concentrated on drinking water. In the afternoon the orphans settled to browse in between Ithumba Hill and Imenti area and on the way back to the stockade, Shukuru led her friends to cool off since the weather had changed since the morning and it was now really hot. In the evening, Galana, Gawa, Loijuk, Lenana and a wild female showed up at the stockade and left shortly after dark when they had drunk enough water.

Sokotei playing with Lemoyian

Boromoko playing with Olsekki, wild bulls behind

Roi enjoying a leftover branch

Shukuru leading


The orphans were joined by the senior Ex Orphans in the morning. Yetu, who no longer accompanies her mother Yatta these days, was busy shielding Kama from playing with the orphans. Later Kama managed to free herself of Yetu and went to play with Sokotei, Oltaiyoni and Naseku. An hour later, the orphans left to go and browse, leaving the Ex Orphans still at the stockade compound.

Ukame settled to browse with Naseku while Dupotto settled to feed with her friend Kamok. At mud bath, the sun was hot prompting all the orphans to have a cooling mud bath. Twenty six wild bulls attended mud bath in the company of Tomboi and Buchuma. Barsilinga had a brief chat with Buchuma before heading back to the browsing field. Karisa, Shukuru, Naseku and Dupotto took decided to relax under a tree for a bit. They later resumed browsing when the temperatures dropped and it was a bit cooler. Galla settled to browse with Siangiki and in the evening on the way back to the stockade, the orphans passed by the mud bath again where they participated in an evening wallowing.

Kinna and baby Kama with the orphans

Kama playing next to Yetu

Naseku and Kama

Dupotto and Kamok scratching their chins


The orphans were joined by Tomboi, Olare, Kibo, Tumaren, Chemi Chemi, Kalama, Bongo, Narok and Melia this morning. After sharing lucerne, the orphans headed east of the stockade while the Ex Orphans remained at the stockade. Lemoyian and Boromoko started their morning activities by engaging each other in a pushing game that ended when Boromoko attempted to climb on Lemoyian. Lemoyian pretended to have quit the game and waited until Boromoko tackled Olsekki. He then snuck up behind and climbed on Boromoko in revenge. Later, Lemoyian played with Sokotei while Wanjala found a suitable tree that he used to scratch his itchy ears. Boromoko invited Sokotei to a pushing game. At first Sokotei was reluctant but following persistent invitations from Boromoko, he finally accepted. At mud bath time, the weather was chilly and none of the orphans dared to touch the mud bathing water. The orphans only drank water then returned back to the browsing field. In the afternoon, the orphans settled to browse in the upper Kalovoto area where Sirimon and Lemoyian enjoyed a strength testing game with each other. In the evening the Ex Orphans in the company of thirty wild bulls showed up for water at the stockade water troughs. The herd left shortly after having enough water.  

Kalama and Tomboi

Lemoyian climbing on Boromoko in revenge

Wanjala scratching his ear

Boromoko playing with Sokotei




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