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Voi Unit  February   9, 2014 The orphans were up very early in the morning and enjoyed sweet copra cake and the crunchy dairy cubes while waiting for their older friends to join them. Lesanju and her group came in after a couple of minutes and Wasessa disturbed the young orphans peaceful feeding with head butting and shoving to create a big space for herself and Mudanda. Mbirikani was clever and avoided the hullabaloo by taking off as soon as she saw the older ones coming in. She went to scratch on a rock near the stockade mud hole before proceeding to the fence where she browsed as she waited for the others. Wasessa continued bullying, forcing the keepers to intervene and chase her away, which she did not like but she respected the keepersí authority. When everyone was ready, Sinya led the way to the bush to browse and this time round they headed farther away onto the east side of Msinga hill. There was less activity as it was a cloudy day and they did not even bother to visit the mud hole to wallow. In the evening the milk dependent orphans led by Mbirikani headed to the stockade for the night.

Lesanju leads the others to eat Copra Cake

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