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Ithumba Unit  July   16, 2017 Narok, Orwa, Bomani, Bongo and Vuria received the juniors outside of the stockade as soon as the gates were opened. Orwa lay down in an attempt to woo the juniors to play on him. Siangiki, Boromoko and Oltaiyoni surrounded him but just stood and watched Orwa instead of playing. When Orwa saw that no one was interested in his game, he simply stood up and continued to feed on the lucerne. On the way to the browsing field, Lemoyian engaged Boromoko in a strength testing exercise after losing another game to Sirimon. Their game went on for quite some time until Lemoyian surrendered. At the browsing field, it wasreally hot but this did not deter the elephants from carryingon with their feeding activities. Olare and her group showed up early at the mud bath and by the time the orphans checked in, Olare’s group had already finished wallowing. In the afternoon, the orphans continued browsing and in the evening Makireti, Kilabasi and Kasigau showed up with twenty-five wild elephants for water at the stockade water troughs. When they had had enough, the group left and carried on their way. The number of wild elephants coming to the stockade water troughs in the evenings is slowly increasing and this is an indication that water at most water holes is now in the process of drying up.

Sirimon and Lemoyian

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