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<<--  Entry for:  August   3, 2017  -->>

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Ithumba Unit  August   3, 2017 Eight wild elephants were drinking water at the stockade water troughs when the orphans were let out. Boromoko and Naseku exchanged morning greetings by entwining their trunks and later had a light strength testing exercise. Tusuja extended his trunk to say hi to a junior female but the wild junior female wasn't obliging as she refused to acknowledge Tusuja and even threatened to push him. Tusuja walked way for fear of being pushed by the unfriendly wild girl. Shortly later, Yatta and a few members of the Ex Orphan group reported. The dependent orphans, who had converged to plan which direction to go, rumbled to Yatta. Yatta showed them respect by responding to their rumbles and approached them. Yatta extended her trunk and touched the orphans on their heads then proceed on her way to drink water. Olsekki had light pushing game with Kibo while Boromoko attempted to ride on Naseku. The orphans eventually settled to browse in Kone area where they were joined by Kilabasi, Sities and Kainuk. At eleven o'clock in the morning, Tusuja led the way to the mud bath where they were joined by ten wild elephants and amongst them were Dad and Half Trunk. The temperature was moderate and only Boromoko, Oltaiyoni and Olsekki participated in wallowing. In the afternoon, the orphans settled to browse in the Kanziku area and concentrated on browsing without any major observations.

Tusuja tries to greet the wild elephant

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