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<<--  Entry for:  February   18, 2014  -->>

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Voi Unit  February   18, 2014 The orphans had fun at the waterhole. Firstly they drank, then waded across the pool to check the temperature and finally started rolling on the edge. As they were having fun, Laikipia, leading the ex orphans, arrived at the hole and stood watching how Mzima, Panda, Tassia, Naipoki and Rombo were enjoying playing in the pool. Mzima lay down in the hole, rolling and mud splashing meanwhile Icholta came to stroke him with her trunk. When Mzima turned to see who was disturbing him he saw a huge elephant standing over him and shot up with fright. He soon realized it was Icholta and, after a minute of greeting, invited her to a pushing game which Icholta accepted with gusto. They started sizing each other up. Icholta had the upper hand, being much bigger and older and towering over Mzima as she was standing on the edge of the pool, and she easily defeated him and walked away from the uneven contest. Laikipia meanwhile stood close by and watched how Icholta taught the young bull wrestling techniques.

Laikipia at the waterhole

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