The following is information on the Elephant Orphan named: ICHOLTA (foster now)
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4/30/2013 - This morning Tassia and Rombo had a vigorous Pushing Match which prompted Mzima to engage Taveta walking over to him with his trunk curled under his chin. Mzima immediately accepted the challenge. Later Lesanju led the Orphans out at usual. At around 9.45 a.m. Emily’s group turned up to join the orphans out in the field, all browsing together until it was the mudbath hour when the Ex Orphans chose to head to the Middle Wallow while the Youngsters went to the big waterhole as usual. There the babies were enjoying themselves when Emily’s gang turned up again, heading first to the drinking bins, which had been emptied by the Junior group. Dabassa rushed up to greet them and escorted them to the waterhole. When Lesanju saw the Seniors approaching, she and some of the Juniors vacated the pool in a hurry, leaving it free for the bigger elephants but Mzima, Dabassa and Kivuko decided to remain behind and play with the older Ex Orphans. Rombo attempted a Pushing Match with Mweya in the pool, but when he saw her long sharp tusks, he thought better of it and turned away, though not before Mweya gave him a prod with her tusks. He ran away bellowing and as soon as Mzima saw this, he moved in to tackle Mweya backed up by Rombo who came in on the side of his friend. Everyone had a lot of fun.
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