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<<--  Entry for:  July   25, 2017  -->>

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Voi Unit  July   25, 2017 The morning was good with the orphan elephants playing around the stockade compound after their milk and supplement feeding. Today they enjoyed a game of rubbing themselves against outcropping rocks. Panda started the game and was soon followed by Tundani and the others who were all lined up waiting their turn. Nguvu became impatient and decided to head to a different rock for his scratching session.

The orphans settled on the northern side of Msinga Hill for the mornings browsing activities and moved in groups of five to the middle water hole for an afternoon milk bottle and mud bathing games. Lempaute followed the orphans together with Layoni and while Layoni chose to stay with the babies Lempaute made her way to the stockade.

While at the mudbath a small wild elephant herd of a cow and her two calves joined the orphans.
The wild herd went straight to the half drum barrels for a drink of clean water before joining the orphans in the mudbath. The wild elephant cow enjoyed some amazing bottom scratching games on the walls of that water pool, with the orphan elephants surrounding her and watching her games in an effort to learn a trick or two. The wild herd then left towards the air strip with Layoni and the juniors browsing close to the water hole for the rest of the day.

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