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<<--  Entry for:  August   18, 2017  -->>

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Ithumba Unit  August   18, 2017 It was a quiet morning with only Naisula and Kitirua visiting the dependent orphans and their keepers. The orphans settled for lucerne and shortly later they were escorted out by Naisula and Kitirua. The orphans settled to browse in the Kanziku area and browsed calmly throughout the morning without any major observation.
At eleven o'clock in the morning, Naisula and Kitirua escorted the juniors to the mud bath. The orphans, led by Karisa, fully participated in the wallowing exercise. Laragai and Lemoyian walked up to the water trough to join Dad and another six wild elephants that had also come for mud bath and to drink water. Later, the keepers moved the wild elephants aside to let all orphans have water before returning back to the stockades. The orphans had a soil dusting exercise before Karisa led the way back to the browsing field. The orphans settled to browse in the Kone area up until five o'clock in the evening when Ukame, Roi, Karisa and Tusuja formed the first group and headed back to the stockade for the night.


Naisula eating lucerne with the orphans

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