The following is information on the Elephant Orphan named: CHAIMU (foster now)
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3/23/2017 - Fifteen wild bulls were drinking water at the stockade water trough when the orphans were let out in the morning. Makireti and Chaimu’s groups joined the juniors for lucerne and later on Olare’s group checked in. Four wild dogs also passed by in search of water and disappeared immediately after drinking. After feeding on lucerne, the junior Ex Orphans headed east while the dependent orphans headed west of the stockade. It was a hot day and the orphans concentrated on browsing without any games or messing around. At mud bath time, the orphans were joined by four wild bulls who were not very hostile. The bulls allowed the juniors to share water with them. Later, Narok, Garzi and Vuria stood close to one of the wild bulls and watched how mud bathing is done and later started imitating the wild bull. After mud bath, Barsilinga opted for soil dusting exercise, Roi played with Olsekki while Kauro scratched his belly against a nearby acacia tree. In the afternoon, the sun became unbearable prompting the orphans to converge under a tree with a nice shade and only resume browsing later on when it was a bit cooler.
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The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust P.O. Box 15555 Nairobi Kenya