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<<--  Entry for:  August   4, 2017  -->>

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Ithumba Unit  August   4, 2017 Tusuja and Naseku started their day activities immediately after leaving the stockade by engaging each other in a light pushing game. On the way out to the bush the juniors were joined by Suguta, Orwa, Narok and a wild orphan who has joined their herd. Suguta appeared to have lost touch with the rest of her group as from time she would bellow loudly, trying to establish her friends’ whereabouts. Yatta’s group happened to pass where the orphans were browsing and Olsekki stood to greet them. Yatta and her group were on the way to the stockade to quench their thirst. Suguta, Orwa and Narok kept the orphans company and later escorted them to the mud bath where fifteen bulls were in attendance. After having their milk, the orphans briefly wallowed before walking up to join the bulls to drink water. On the way back out to the bush, Tusuja picked a branch that had been dropped by a wild elephant in the past and was happy to share it with Naseku. Later, Naseku had a lone game of rolling on the ground. When the orphans had enough water, Narok and Suguta led the way to the browsing field. In the afternoon, the orphans settled to browse on the western side of the Ithumba Hill. In the evening a wild herd consisting of fifteen wild elephants, reported for water at the stockade water troughs. Later they were joined by the Ex Orphans.

Orphans at mud bath

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