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<<--  Entry for:  July   30, 2017  -->>

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Ithumba Unit  July   30, 2017 The area around the water trough was full of elephants this morning. The Ex Orphans were mixed among wild elephants too. The dependent orphans came out of their stockades and Barsilinga and Kithaka scratched their necks to remove some insects that were annoying them.The orphans then walked out to the Park whilst the wild elephants and Ex Orphans remained to drink water.
The orphans were busy browsing all morning with Shukuru apparently in a very active mood. Enkikwe and Siangiki led the group to the mudbath for their milk and after all the orphans played in the mud. Wild elephants and Ex Orphans arrived too and joined them. Kithaka started scratching on the bent tree in the mudbath. Wendi was at mud bath as well as Kinna, her baby Kama, Galana, her baby Gawa, Yatta and Mulika with their babies too. Kama was the most active baby of all and the Keepers played with her as she tried to socialise with them a bit. Wiva was trying to charge at the Keepers and Gawa was being shy and walking away. Kama was trying to scratch on the cement seat near the mud bathbut she was too short to reach it.

Back in the bush the orphans were happily browsing in a greener area which always keeps them preoccupied with feeding. However it soon became too hot for them and they were forced to pass by the mudbath again in the afternoon to cool down.They all played vigorously in the water and later came out to make their way back home in the evening for their milk.

Ex-orphans and wild elephants at mudbath

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