The orphans were again in high spirits anticipating more rain filled fun out in the feeding area. Salama lay down in an attempt to attrack Irima for a game, and was very surprised when Irima obliged, for he is usually not a very playful character. The orphans fed on the northern side of Mazinga Hill, and enjoyed their mudbath at noon, when Thoma and Seraa lay down, tossing their trunks skywards in ecstacy. Loisaba and Mvita rubbed their bodies against the waterhole bank whilst Burra chose a tree to rub against. They fed earnestly for the rest of the day before returning in the evening.
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