Natumi and Icholta led the orphans towards the western side of Mazinga Hill today, where they were joined by a small wild family consisting of 3 cows, 2 teenage females and a calf. Sosian moved in first to secure a wild playment for a pushing game, after which Burra joined Sosian in following the calf, tossing their trunks towards it. However, the wild calf was shy, and kept on avoiding them and upon noticing that her calf was reluctant, the mother took charge and chased the two orphans off. Sensing the cow’s hostility, the orphans decided to move off, and had a wonderful mudbath instead, before proceeding to browse.
Icholta playing with the water
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