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<<--  Entry for:  October   18, 2017  -->>

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Ithumba Unit  October   18, 2017 Fifteen wild elephants were drinking water at the stockade water troughs when the orphans were let out. Olare and her group were patiently waiting for lucerne in the usual place. Shortly later, Nasalot, her baby Nusu, Naserian, Chyulu, Loijuk, Ololoo and Lualeni joined the herd for lucerne. Tusuja briefly engaged Kamok in a pushing game that ended when Kamok decided to back down. When the orphans had enough of the lucerne, Kithaka led the way to the water trough where the orphans had some water before heading out to browse.

Siangiki settled to browse with Olsekki while Garzi rolled on the ground on his own. At mud bath time, Shukuru led the way as the rest of the herd followed behind her. The sun was hot but only Boromoko, Olsekki, Enkikwe, Siangiki, Naseku and Karisa decided to wallow. Kamok opted to relax under the nearby tree as the rest of the herd walked up to the water trough where Dad and eighteen wild bulls were drinking water. The orphans then headed back out to browse.

In the evening, the orphans passed by the mud bath where all of them wallowed under the supervision of a wild elephant that was standing some distance away. After wallowing, Barsilinga, Boromoko, Galla and Naseku dusted themselves with soil and shortly later, Roi led the first group back to the stockades.


Wild elephant chasing African wild dog

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