The following is information on the Elephant Orphan named: ORWA (foster now)
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10/31/2015 - The partially independent group, which is led by Olare, was at the stockade compound in the morning. As soon as the gates opened for the juniors to come out, Kalama and Tumaren went into the stockade to find out if there was anything left to feed on. The rest of the partially independent group joined the juniors in feeding of lucerne. After, Mutara led her group away leaving the partially independent group relaxing at the stockade compound. In the browsing field the orphans concentrated only on browsing. At around nine o’clock in the morning the temperatures skyrocketed, sending the orphans to seek shelter under a tree that had good shade. At one point Kanjoro, Barsilinga, Bomani and Lemoyian drew water from their stomachs and sprayed it behind their ears. At mud bath time, all the orphans participated in wallowing. As the orphans were winding up the mud bath activities, Kainuk spotted three warthogs approaching mud bath. From the looks of the warthogs, they knew very well that it would be very difficult for them to access the mud bath with the presence of the orphans there too. As the warthogs stopped to analyze the situation, Kainuk didn't give them a chance but charged, trumpeting as she sent the warthogs back to the bush by running after them. The warthogs ran as fast as their legs could carry them. When they were out of sight, Kainuk returned back happy as she rejoiced for sending the warthog’s away singlehandedly. In the afternoon, Orwa spent some time scratching on a fallen tree as Vuria teamed up with Kithaka in browsing. Towards evening, Mutara, Kanjoro, Kithaka, Lemoyian, Turkwel, Bongo and Barsilinga dodged the keepers and returned back to the stockade early before the normal time. They found the stockade gates closed and relaxed at the water troughs spraying water behind their ears before they were walked back to join their friends.
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