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<<--  Entry for:  October   13, 2017  -->>

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Ithumba Unit  October   13, 2017 The sky was clear in the morning as the orphans strolled out of their stockades which signaled a hot day ahead. Soon after having lucerne, Laragai led the way to the water trough where the orphans armed themselves with enough water to take them through the entire morning. Later the orphans were joined by Mutara and Narok’s groups. Kanjoro had a brief strength testing exercise with Garzi while Mutara greeted Shukuru before settling to feed. Sities settled to browse close to Naseku while Ukame browsed with Roi.

At eleven o'clock in the morning, Mutara’s group escorted the juniors to the mud bath where Half Trunk was with thirteen other wild bulls who were enjoying cooling off in the water. More bulls and the senior Ex Orphans continued to trickle into the mud bath area. Yatta and Yoyo were not present. After the orphans had milk, some water and finished mud bathing, Oltaiyoni and Siangiki led the way up the slopes of the Ithumba Hill where they all settled to browse. The sun was still hot and the orphans converged under a tree for some time before browsing again, with Naseku dusting herself from time to time. In the evening, on their way back to the stockades, the orphans passed by the mud bath to cool off again in this warm weather.

Suguta walking into the mud bath area

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