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<<--  Entry for:  October   11, 2017  -->>

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Ithumba Unit  October   11, 2017 There was drama around the compound early before six o'clock in morning when a herd of twenty six wild elephants tried to chase away four wild dogs that had tried to access the stockade water trough. Eventually the wild dogs were overpowered and ran away to look for water elsewhere. The wild elephants drank water to their satisfaction and left after. A wild mum briefly joined the orphans for lucerne before following her friends. Yatta’s group showed up moments after the orphans had left for browsing. Ukame settled to browse with Karisa as Naseku took a break from feeding to scratch her itchy neck against a nearby tree. Sokotei settled to browse with Enkikwe and at eleven o'clock in the morning, Kamok led the way to the mud bath.

The orphans were joined by twelve wild bulls including Dad and One Tusk. Tusuja engaged Boromoko in a light strength testing exercise as Shukuru rumbled informing her friends that it was time to leave. The orphans then settled for a soil dusting exercise before heading back to the browsing field. The sun became hot and unbearable making the orphans relax under a tree. In the evening, the temperature was still high so the orphans passed by the mud bath again to cool off.

Wild mother elephant joins orphans to eat lucerne

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