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<<--  Entry for:  July   27, 2017  -->>

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Ithumba Unit  July   27, 2017 Another cool morning today. We were greeted by a huge group of wild elephants who greeted the orphans warmly and started interacting at the water troughs. Later, Wendi, Yatta and Mulika arrived with their babies. Wiva was running around full of joy. Later the orphans walked to the bush to browse, leaving the Ex Orphans and wild elephants behind at the water trough.

In the bush everyone was busy browsing, trying to reach any fresh vegetation they could find. Sokotei was lifting himself high to reach the greener vegetation in the tree. Garzi and Kithaka were scratching on a rock and Enkikwe was sniffing around the same rock. Boromoko and Sokotei were having a chat together. Later on Enkikwe led the group to the mud bath for their milk.
It was a lot of fun at the mud bath with the wild bulls and Ex Orphans playing with a buffalo.

They were playing and kissing each other. Kinna and her baby were also present. Shukuru was scratching her back on a tree. The orphans later walked out and headed to the bush to browse leaving the Ex Orphans and wild elephants still playing in the mud bath.

In the bush everyone was busy browsing except for Garzi who was looking for Vuria who he had been close to all morning. He seems to be ready to join his wild friends after weaning together with Kithaka and Barsilinga.
Back in the stockade, we were joined by a big group of wild bulls who came to visit and drink water. They finally walked back to the bush in the evening.

Wild elephant with Olare

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