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Ithumba Unit  October   6, 2017 Fifteen wild bulls were drinking water at the stockade water troughs when the orphans were let out. Tusuja left with a branch in his mouth that he continued to chew on as he waited for the lucerne. The orphans were then joined by Olare’s group. Kalama headed straight to the water trough where she joined two bulls that were still drinking water. After the orphans had enough lucerne, Laragai led the way to the browsing field. It was a quiet and hot day but the orphans were not deterred by the heat of sun and mainly concentrated on browsing. At mud bath time, the orphans were joined by Half Trunk in the company of twenty wild bulls. Only Olsekki, Boromoko, Laragai and Enkikwe wallowed with the wild elephants. Later the orphans, led by Shukuru, headed back to the browsing field where Garzi, Karisa, Ukame and Laragai relaxed under a tree. In evening, the temperature was still high and the orphans passed by the mud bath again where they wallowed to cool down before heading back to the stockade for the night.

Tusuja chewing on a branch

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