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<<--  Entry for:  August   30, 2017  -->>

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Ithumba Unit  August   30, 2017 Karisa and Shukuru left the stockade with branches in their mouths that they continued to chew on as they waited for the lucerne to be distributed. Tusuja and Galla entwined their trunks in morning greetings as Oltaiyoni walked down to the water trough and briefly joined a wild bull to drinking water. The rest of her friends joined her after feeding on lucerne.

Out in the bush, Olsekki and Boromoko engaged each other in strength testing exercise while Kamok found a suitable rock that she used to scratch her buttocks on. Tusuja took a break from feeding and relaxed under a tree for some time before resuming browsing. Oltaiyoni led the way to the mud bath where only four wild bulls showed up. Sirimon played with Kamok as Olsekki and Lemoyian enjoyed riding on their friends while they wallowed in the water. After wallowing, the orphans briefly settled for red soil dusting and then went back out into the shrubs to browse again. In the evening, as the keepers gathered the orphans to take them back to the stockade, Garzi, Barsilinga, Karisa and Wanjala were missing. The keepers tracked down Garzi and Barsilinga but without Wanjala and Karisa. At last they found them completely at ease browsing along the Kalovoto seasonal River and herded them back to the stockade.


Shukuru coming out with a branch in her mouth

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