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<<--  Entry for:  April   30, 2017  -->>

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Ithumba Unit  April   30, 2017 The wild orphan joined the juniors for the early morning feeding of lucerne and later escorted the dependent orphans to the browsing field. Barsilinga, Roi, Siangiki and Kauro scratched on the nearby rocks while Kithaka and Sokotei opted for a drink at the water trough before heading to the bush. The wild orphan chose not to browse close to the keepers but always kept a distance from them. At mud bath time, the wild orphan led the way to the mud bath. The weather was chilly and none of the orphans wanted to wallow in the water. The wild orphan parted ways with the orphans an hour later. In the afternoon, the clouds cleared giving way to sun shine. The orphans converged under a tree for some time and resumed browsing when the temperature dropped. In the evening, Lemoyian, Sokotei, Shukuru, Laragai and Olsekki took a break from feeding to soil dust. Kithaka lay down to play and his game caught the attention of Barsilinga who came running and used Kithaka as scratching post to scratch his belly. Sirimon and Enkikwe had light strength testing exercise that ended quite quickly when Sirimon surrendered.

Wild elephant with the orphans

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