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<<--  Entry for:  October   1, 2017  -->>

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Ithumba Unit  October   1, 2017 Shortly before dawn, Laragai managed to open the gate and let Kithaka and Barsilinga out. Outside Kilaguni and Chaimu accompanied them until dawn broke. The orphans settled for lucerne soon after leaving the stockade and were shortly joined by Narok, Orwa, Vuria and Bomani. Shukuru and Oltaiyoni scratched on the nearby rocks as the rest of the group enjoyed feeding on the fresh lucerne.

Out in the bush Kithaka briefly played with Lemoyian while Olsekki played with Sokotei. The rest of the morning was quiet as the orphans mostly concentrated on browsing. On the way to the mud bath, Oltaiyoni led the way and when they arrived they were joined by fifteen wild bulls. Dupotto and Tusuja opted for a scratching exercise soon after mud bath while Kamok and Naseku dusted themselves with the loose soil. In the afternoon, the orphans settled to browse in the Kanziku area where Kithaka and Garzi spent some time wrestling with each other. They tussle came to an end when Garzi emerged as the winner. In the evening, the sun was still hot and the orphans visited the mud bath for a second time to cool off before heading back to the stockade.

Orwa, Vuria and Narok

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