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Ithumba Unit  August   1, 2017 When the orphans came out of their stockades, wild-born babies Gawa and Wiva were amongst some of the Ex Orphans present to greet them, and they extended their trunks to Shukuru in morning greeting. Shortly later, Wiva, who is now nearly the same size as Wanjala, decided to engage him in a pushing game while Sirimon had a brief chat with Mulika. Wiva, Gawa and Kama then followed the orphans to the browsing field where they had fun with them before Nanny Sidai came and whisked them away. Olsekki had strength testing exercise with Sokotei as Boromoko tackled Sirimon. Enkikwe pushed Tusuja and this didn't go down well with him. Tusuja, though slightly smaller than Enkikwe, turned and took Enkikwe head on. Later Enkikwe quit playing and moved to play with Sokotei.

At mud bath time there wasn't much messing around as the orphans had their milk then returned back to the browsing field. In the afternoon, the temperatures were slightly higher than normal and this prompted Ukame, Galla, Wanjala, Olsekki and Kamok to take a break from feeding to relax under some trees until it was a bit cooler. In the evening, the Ex Orphans in the company of several wild bulls reported for water at the stockade water troughs.


Tusuja greets Yatta

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