The following is information on the Elephant Orphan named: Turkwel (foster now)
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7/28/2014 - The orphans headed for the mud bath at 11 o’clock in the morning. Laragai and Bongo headed straight for the mud hole as the rest headed to drink water. After the two finished wallowing, two warthogs emerged from the nearby bushes clearly wanting a mud bath too. Turkwel, who was not far away, spotted them. He trumpeted to scare the warthogs off, but the warthogs did not move which angered Turkwel. He charged and ran towards the warthogs who, on seeing Turkwel coming at full force, opted to run for their lives. Shortly later six wild elephants emerged from the nearby bushes and passed by Laragai who was having a good dust bath. Laragai did not move but continued with her soil bath. Bomani kept on sniffing the wild bulls and as soon as they drew close to him, Bomani stepped aside to let them pass. When all the fun and games were finished, the orphans returned back to the browsing field.
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