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<<--  Entry for:  August   2, 2017  -->>

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Ithumba Unit  August   2, 2017 The orphans headed straight to the water troughs outside the stockade as soon after they were let out. Lemoyian and Sokotei started their day by engaging each other in a pushing game as Naseku walked to a nearby termite hill to play. At the browsing field, Enkikwe played with Tusuja while Boromoko played with Sirimon. Shortly later, Tusuja quit his game with Enkikwe and went to play with Naseku. Galla and Olsekki took a break from feeding to participate in a soil dusting exercise as Boromoko stopped playing with Sirimon to have a light strength testing exercise with Kamok.

At mud bath time, there was a drama when Sokotei finished his milk then turned quickly and grabbed another bottle of milk and started drinking it. The keepers realized the trick and jumped to take the bottle from Sokotei's mouth. Sokotei tried to resist but eventually he let it go and walked to the mud bath, boasting of how he nearly succeeded in outwitting the keepers. The temperature was moderate and the orphans splashed water behind their ears before making their way back to the browsing field. Several wild elephants and Ex Orphans also attended the mud bath. In the afternoon, the orphans settled to browse in the upper Kalovoto area. Given the chilly weather, the orphans concentrated mostly on browsing up to five o'clock in evening, when Ukame led the first group back to the stockade.

Galla soil dusting

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