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Voi Unit  November   17, 2017 It was lovely beginning to the day with the orphan elephants enjoying a morning milk bottle after which they settled for some supplement feeding. Dabassa and Layoni arrived at the stockade compound ten minutes after the juniors had left for the browsing grounds.

Once in the fields the orphans scattered and enjoyed browsing on the fresh vegetation that was coming up following the recent light showers. It was quite a warm day today and Ajali, who normally does not like entering the water, participated in the mud bath with the rest of the group. He then went to join Rorogoi for a scratching session on a fallen tree trunk while the rest of the orphans took turns scratching against the big baobab tree.

In the evening, Nguvu separated himself from the rest of the orphan herd and joined a wild herd of elephants who were resting under a tree. He wanted to leave with them when they were ready to head off by the keepers called him back to rejoin the orphan herd as he is still milk dependent.

Ajali after the mudbath

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