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<<--  Entry for:  August   10, 2017  -->>

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Ithumba Unit  August   10, 2017 The sky was partly covered by clouds in the morning as the orphans strolled nonchalantly out from their stockades. At the water trough, the orphans were joined by Tomboi with his wild friends. The moment the orphans had enough water, Shukuru led the way out to browse. The orphans settled to browse in Kone area and had a quiet morning as they concentrated on browsing without any major distractions.

Mutara and her group had arrived earlier at mud bath and started to leave when the orphans started trickling in. Kainuk opted to stay and wait for the juniors and spent time wallowing with them. Later, Kainuk accompanied the juniors back to the browsing field as twenty five wild bulls reported for water. In the afternoon, Olare’s group with Kenze and a wild orphan came for water at the stockade and Tumaren had a snare around her right back leg. The snare was fresh and appeared to have caught her in the early hours. A long wire with a hook was prepared to loosen the snare. The snare came off and Tumaren continued with her daily activities. Lemoyian and Boromoko had a disagreement that ended in a pushing game while Shukuru had a soil dusting exercise.
In the evening, the orphans passed by mud bath for an evening cooling off. Shortly before sunset, a wild herd with an eighteen month old baby reported for water at the stockade compound, and left shortly before dark after drinking enough water.

Oltaiyoni and Siangiki scratching after mud bath

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