The following is information on the Elephant Orphan named: ORWA (foster now)
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2/28/2015 - The orphans left the stockade at 6am and headed straight to the water trough where they fortified themselves with enough water to sustain them for the entire morning. On the way to the browsing field Bongo scratched his ear against a tree and Garzi, Vuria and Bomani scratched their buttocks on rocks along their way. The scratching routine is very much part of everyday as they dislodge unwanted ticks. Orwa pushed Bongo off the tree so he could scratch himself but Sities saw his mean behavior to her roommate and in retaliation pushed him off and used the tree to scratch herself. Shortly afterwards Makireti and Chaimu’s groups joined the juniors. Kanjoro and Kilabasi entwined trunks. Kasigau went to feed close to Vuria and from time to time they communicated through touch by inserting their trunks in each other’s mouths. An hour later Suguta and Olare’s groups with two wild juniors in tow briefly joined the orphans. The wild juniors, the size of Kamboyo, were very nervous when they saw the keepers and withdrew quickly from the orphans, heading off north. The entire partially independent group and Kamboyo followed the wild boys leaving the orphans with their keepers. Before mud bath time the temperature rocketed forcing Turkwel and Shukuru to hide under the same tree.
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