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<<--  Entry for:  May   30, 2017  -->>

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Voi Unit  May   30, 2017 It was a wonderful beginning to the day with Dabassa coming arriving at the stockades at first light. Once the orphans exited their night quarters Dabassa engaged Bada in a strength testing and pushing game. Bada tried his level best to outdo his older opponent, but soon sought reinforcement from Nelion who came to his aid for short while before the two joined the orphan herd as they made their way to the browsing fields.

In the afternoon a wild herd of elephants visited the stockade and quenched their thirst at the water trough. They remained on the stockade compound for about 20 minutes before heading back to the park. The wild herd met up with the orphan elephants at the foot of Msinga hill as they were heading back to the safety of the stockades for the night. Panda and Naipoki attempted to steal a wild elephant from the herd. Their actions scared the calf which ran off and took refuge under its motherís chest.

Although Pasaka is now out of the stockade he chosen to remain on his own browsing on Msinga hill, refusing to follow the other orphans. We believe that as he gets stronger and more used to the orphans activities he will join the orphan herd on their daily outings.

Dabassa test Panda's strength

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