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<<--  Entry for:  July   22, 2017  -->>

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Ithumba Unit  July   22, 2017 In the morning, the stockade was flooded with Ex Orphans, one Tusker, Half Trunk and several other wild elephants. Missing were Galana, baby Gawa, Naserian, Sunyei, Mulika, Loijuk, Mwende, Yatta, Yetu and Lualeni. Kinna was standing in as the matriarch and led her group to where the orphans always get lucerne. Unfortunately there was not very much as the stockades waited for the lorry to arrive. After Kinna waited for some time and nothing came, the herd left and shook their heads with disappointment. As they were leaving, Kenze climbed on Makena while Kilaguni had strength testing exercise with Ololoo.

Out in the Park, Sirimon competed with Siangiki on who could stretch their trunks up the highest to pluck some leaves from the trees. Galla settled to browse with Oltaiyoni while Boromoko chose to browse with Lemoyian.

At mud bath time, the orphans were joined by the Ex Orphans and forty five wild elephants. Noticeable was a wild elephant called Masikio who has a collapsed ear, Yetu and Mwende’s father. Wiva had a good time playing with Lemoyian, Oltaiyoni and later with Suguta too. In the afternoon, the orphans settled to browse in the Kanziku area. Oltayoni settled to browse with Tusuja and Sirimon with Boromoko. In the evening, forty wild elephants came for water at the stockade and left shortly before dark.

Ex-orphans at the stockade early morning

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