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Voi Unit  May   17, 2013 Shimba, Kenia, Ndii, Rombo, and Panda are the first sitting for the Copra Cake handout each morning, followed by the Bigger Elephants who tend to be somewhat “pushy” at such times. The Ex Orphans then began arriving in small Splinter Groups in time for the hand-out, headed by Ex Orphan Morani who was welcomed by Tassia. Last to turn up were Ex Orphans Laikipia and Irima In the meantime Lesanju had managed to steer her group away from the Ex Orphans, settling down to browse the base of Mazinga hill. On the way to the Big Waterhole at noon the orphans met a wild cow and her two calves, one a 5 year old and the other newborn, also on their way to the waterhole. There the wild cow left her small baby with Lesanju, Wasessa and Lempaute and went in to cool herself down. The three girls were all desperate to monopolize the small calf, which unerved the baby who screamed. This brought the mother out of the water at the double to chase the three orphans away from her calf.

Lesanju, Wasessa, Lempute and the wild calf

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