The Ex Orphans reported in the morning and joined the dependent orphans to feed on lucerne; after feeding the groups parted ways. At the browsing field Sokotei started his day’s activities by scratching on nearby rocks and later soil dusted himself. Kithaka got jealous of Sokotei and so came and pushed him away from the rock he was scratching on. Vuria settled to feed with Garzi as Kauro settled to feed with Roi. Oltaiyoni paired with Tusuja as Lemoyian opted to feed under trees in order to avoid the scorching sun. At mud bath time it was all quiet without any wild elephant visiting. Due to hot the temperature the orphans all participated in the wallowing exercise in the mud bath. Soon after mud bath Sirimon and Siangiki settled to scratch against the same tree while Shukuru and Tusuja moved to scratch on another. Bomani and Kithaka settled for soil dusting as Kamok led the way back to the browsing field. In the afternoon, the orphans settled to browse in the lower Kalovoto area.
Makena with baby Gawa
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