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<<--  Entry for:  August   11, 2017  -->>

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Ithumba Unit  August   11, 2017 Dupotto, who was brought back seven days ago, was let out with the other orphans this morning. Dupotto, who was good friends with Kamok, was looking calm and didn't show any signs of taking flight. She was welcomed out by Lemoyian, Sokotei, Ex Orphans Madiba and Laragai. At the browsing field, Lemoyian had strength testing exercise with Boromoko as Dupotto and Kamok spent some time scratching on the nearby rocks. Later barsilinga settled to chat briefly with Dupotto before she moved to feed with Ukame. Wanjala settled to feed with Sirimon as Galla settled for soil dusting.

At mud bath time, Dupotto her first mud bath since she arrived at Ithumba. She enjoyed this to the maximum and once she had enough of wallowing, she came out and waited for her friend Kamok. Laragai walked up to the water trough to join a wild bull that was drinking water. She was later joined by her friends. Laragai and her team stopped drinking water when more wild elephants started arriving. Noticeable amongst the wild elephants were Dad and Half Trunk. The temperature was moderate in the afternoon and the orphans settled to browse on the western side of Ithumba Hill where Roi joined Kamok to give Dupotto comfort and company. Later, Sirimon engaged Enkikwe in a pushing game while Lemoyian played with Boromoko. Boromoko stopped playing with Lemoyian to tackle Olsekki, a game that ended in a draw.


Madiba sniffs at Dupotto

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