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<<--  Entry for:  October   2, 2017  -->>

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Ithumba Unit  October   2, 2017 Chaimu and Kilaguni spent the night just outside the stockade. When the gates were opened for the juniors to come out, Chaimu walked in to check whether there were any leftovers. Shortly later, Olare group in the company of the wild orphan checked in and joined the juniors to feed on the fresh lucerne. The sky was clear and this was an indication of a hot day a head. The orphans settled to browse up the Hyenas Hill up to eleven o'clock in the morning when Ukame led the first group to the mud bath.

On the way, Kithaka and Garzi had a disagreement that resulted in a pushing game. At mud bath, although the sun was hot, all was quiet without any single wild elephant or Ex Orphan showing up. The orphans had the venue to themselves and returned to the browsing field when they felt that they had finished wallowing. In the afternoon, Lemoyian, who loves pushing games, engaged Tusuja in a strength testing exercise and later moved to play with Boromoko. In the evening on their way back to the stockade, the orphans passed by the mud bath where they met Orok, Half Trunk and several wild elephants. Late in the evening, thirty five wild elephants showed up at the stockade water troughs for water.

Chemi Chemi carrying a large bunch of lucerne

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