The following is information on the Elephant Orphan named: SOKOTEI (foster now)
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2/28/2017 - It was a peaceful morning when the orphans left the stockade and settled for lucerne without any other elephants coming to disturb them. Half an hour later all this changed when the Ex Orphans checked in and tried to take over everything from the juniors. Due to the respect the juniors have for their seniors, the orphans withdrew slowly. Bongo walked to the water trough to join a wild bull that was enjoying quenching its thirst. The weather was chilly and the orphans settled to browse in the Kanziku area. Kauro came across a suitable rock that he used to scratch his buttocks as his friends concentrated on browsing. At mud bath time only four wild bulls were in attendance. The bulls shared water peacefully with the orphans and later had mud bath together. Sokotei stretched his trunk towards one of the bulls and wondered how long it will take for him to reach the size of that bull. After he was done with his thoughts, Sokotei moved and joined Naseku in scratching against the same tree. Olsekki had a brief pushing game with Oltaiyoni that came to abrupt end when they saw a big bull approaching. In the afternoon, the orphans settled to browse in the upper Kalovoto area. The orphans browsed calmly throughout the remaining part of the day without any major observation.
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The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust P.O. Box 15555 Nairobi Kenya