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Ithumba Unit  July   17, 2017 It was a quiet morning, when the juniors left the stockade and settled for lucerne. They were joined by Narok, Bomani, Vuria, Orwa and Bongo who had spent the night just outside the stockade. After sharing lucerne with the juniors, Narok led the herd toKone area where they browsed calmly throughout the morning without any major activities. At mud bath today, a total of one hundred and twenty elephants attended. The mud bath took more two hours as the elephants kept on coming and leaving whenever they had enough of wallowing and drinking. Noticeable in the group was Half Trunk, and babies Kama, Wiva and Gawa. Enkikwe tackled Murka in an effort to acquire new pushing tactics that he would use to tackle the other bulls in the herd. Shortly later the orphans participated in a soil dusting exercise before returning back to the browsing field.

The orphans settledto browse on the western slopes of the Ithumba Hill up to four o'clock in the afternoon when Narok rumbled informing the juniors that it was time to headback slowly. The orphans passed by mud bath for an evening cool off where Kithaka spent some time climbing on Kamok whilst she was still in the water. Shortly before dark, Mutara’s group in the company of a wild herd reported for water at the stockade water troughs and left soon after they had had enough.

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