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<<--  Entry for:  May   3, 2013  -->>

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Voi Unit  May   3, 2013 The Ex Orphans again arrived in time to partake of the Supplements, accompanied by a different wild bull, who was very affectionate towards little Ella, the wild-born calf of Edie. He placed his trunk lovingly on the baby’s back, and shared the Copra hand-out with her. It was the first time the Ex Orphans had met little Panda, who has been browsing closer to the Stockades along with her little zebra friend, not yet sufficiently robust to accompany the others. Mweya was particularly excited to meet Panda, who is smaller than the Ex Orphans’ two wild-born babies, Eve and Ella. Mweya escorted Panda to the Copra Cake pile and later left with her and was reluctant to release her when the Keepers went to retrieve her. Panda is still milk dependent, and too young to be hijacked into the wild unit! Taveta and Ex Orphan Thoma enjoyed time together, drinking side by side at the trough and later engaging one another in a Pushing Game. As usual Lesanju managed to urge her unit away from the Ex Orphans, who remained at the compound, but later turned up to join the Juniors at the Big Waterhole, which was not popular with Lesanju. Wasessa put on a spirited display in the mudbath, congratulated by Ex Orphan Seraa who placed her trunk over Wasessa’s back the moment she emerged. Wasessa began to trail the Ex Orphans as they made their way to the Voi river, but returned later. Meanwhile Dabassa enjoyed a dustbath with the Ex Orphans’ wild boy. Kivuko led the group back in the evening.


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