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<<--  Entry for:  October   9, 2017  -->>

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Ithumba Unit  October   9, 2017 Shukuru left with a branch in her mouth and enjoyed feeding on it for sometime before dropping it so she could enjoy some lucerne. A wild mum with her two calves joined the orphans together with Mutara’s group to feed on lucerne. Later, the orphans were joined by Yatta’s group and later six wild bulls reported for water. Laragai joined Challa for a drink at the water trough before she rumbled, alerting her friends that it was time to get moving. Mutara’s group escorted the juniors to the browsing field and an hour later, parted with the orphans. Galla and Naseku took a break from feeding and briefly engaged in a chat that ended when Lemoyian passed by and pushed them away. Karisa settled to browse with Boromoko as Sirimon and Dupotto settled for a soil dusting exercise. Lemoyian engaged Enkikwe in a pushing game that ended when Enkikwe surrendered. On their way to the mud bath, the orphans were joined by Yatta’s group where Boromoko played with little Kama.

At mud bath, the orphans and Ex Orphans were joined by ten wild elephants. Yoyo got into the mud bathing water sending all the nannies and the mum into a panic as they tried to guide him out to avoid him drowning. At last Yatta backed by Kinna, Chyulu, Makena, Sidai, Lenana, Ithumbah, Mwende and Mulika managed to get Yoyo out. In the afternoon it was fairly cool and the orphans settled to browse on the western slopes of Ithumba Hill where they browsed calmly up until the evening, when Kamok led the way back to the stockade.

Challa and Laragai

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