The following is information on the Elephant Orphan named: KITHAKA (foster now)
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10/31/2016 - Thirty wild elephants were drinking water at the stockade water troughs when the orphans were let out. The orphans settled for their lucerne and were soon joined by a wild female with her two daughters and a bull that kept on trumpeting so as to scare the keepers away. When the lucerne was finished, Orwa walked to the water trough where he joined a wild bull to drink water. Orwa walked to play with a four year old wild elephant. As their play fight was in progress, a sister to Orwa's play mate intervened and pushed Orwa away which was a way of defending her sibling since she saw Orwa determined to win. Orwa surrendered and ran away. In the browsing field, Garzi rolled on the ground while Bomani engaged Olsekki in a strength testing exercise. Bongo played with Vuria and later Vuria attempted to climb on Bongo. Orwa tackled Barsilinga, a game that ended quite soon after Barsilinga surrendered.
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