The following is information on the Elephant Orphan named: ISHANGA (foster now)
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10/26/2015 - The sky was clear with no signs of rain. Ten wild bulls were drinking water at the stockade water trough that morning. The juniors settled for lucerne soon after leaving the stockade and a little while later Rapsu, the lone ranger, emerged and joined the juniors in feeding. Mutara spend some time scratching her buttocks on the nearby rocks as she waited for her friends to finish feeding. As the orphans were preparing to leave Makireti, Kasigau and Kilabasi arrived. Makireti entwined her trunk with Shukuru in greeting. Mutara then led the way to the browsing field as the rest followed behind her. Garzi was proud by walking hand in hand with Kasigau as Shukuru made a stopover on the way to participate in soil dusting. Soon after arriving at the browsing field, Orwa engaged Sities in strength testing exercise that lasted for a few minutes. Later Orwa engaged Kasigau in a pushing play game that saw him lose to Kasigau. Sities spend most of her time browsing with Kilabasi. At mud bath time, the orphans wallowed with the exception of Bomani who stood under an acacia tree playing with a rock that he tried to kick using his hind legs. In the afternoon, the juniors settled to browse at Kanziku area. The sun was really hot making it so hard for the juniors to concentrate on browsing. They converged under different trees with good shade and relaxed until the temperature dropped. In the evening the two groups all rescued from Tsavo West reported for water, including Chaimu, Kilaguni, Ishanga, Makireti, Kasigau and Kilabasi. Chaimu spent some time playing with Kasigau before the group disappeared into the bush.
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