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<<--  Entry for:  October   26, 2017  -->>

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Ithumba Unit  October   26, 2017 The sky was partly covered by clouds when the orphans settled to feed on lucerne when they were joined by Buchuma, Kenze, Nasalot, baby Nusu, the wild orphan and three wild bulls. Shortly later Olsekki, Sokotei, Galla, Ukame and Tusuja walked down to the water trough where they joined a wild bull to drink water. Olsekki, who likes getting involved in pushing games with his fellow male friends, played with the wild bull by stepping on the wall of the water trough to try and make himself look bigger. The wild bull wasn't amused by Olsekki's antics but he knows how these little boys behave!

Shukuru led the orphans south east of the stockade where the herd encountered three buffaloes. With her ears out, Shukuru charged at the buffaloes to see if they would make way for the elephants. The buffaloes stepped out of way allowing the orphans to have pass peacefully. The weather was still chilly and only Half Trunk with a wild friend attended mud bath. Lemoyian and Enkikwe had a disagreement that led Lemoyian to chase Enkikwe as he tried to grab his tail to stop him for running away from a proper disciplining. Enkikwe tried as much as possible to free himself from Lemoyian and at last he succeeded. Olsekki engaged Tusuja in pushing game that didn't last for long as Tusuja gave up when he felt that he had no chance of either winning or obtaining a draw. Sirimon and Kithaka briefly participated in soil dusting exercise. In the evening, the cloudy sky gave way to light showers that lasted for only a short while.

Orphans join a wild bull to drink water

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