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Voi Unit  February   8, 2014 After the young ones had their milk and ate the copra and the cubes, they washed it down with cool water before starting their browsing at the foot of Msinga hill just outside the stockade. Layoni led the way up the hill followed closely by Naipoki, Kihari and Mbirikani. A couple of minutes later Laikipia and the rest of the ex orphans arrived to eat copra and quench their thirst. Thoma and Lolokwe had a wonderful time playing a pushing game and chasing each other around the compound, whilst Emily watched over her calf scratching on a rock.
Out on the hill Naipoki took the lead from Layoni, who stopped every now and then to browse. Next they visited the mud hole where they all jumped in and started wallowing together. Wasessa was the main attraction, surrounded by Kenia, Ndii, Dabassa, Lesanju and Tassia, as she showed off several types of new skills. Mbirikani exited early to dust bath and avoid the hullabaloo. Sinya now took centre stage, entertaining the others with her new style of kicking and splashing the water. Kivuko and Rombo stayed on the side wrestling while Kenia and others watched. Wasessa left the mud hole with her baby Mudanda when she saw the ex orphans coming in. Icholta was the first to arrive followed by Mweya and Seraa and they were warmly welcomed by Kenia, Lempaute, Rombo and Taveta before the orphans left following Wasessa towards Msinga hill where they browsed until evening.

Kihari eating Cobra Cubes

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