The following is information on the Elephant Orphan named: IRIMA (foster now)
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3/18/2013 - It was a very happy day, because all the Ex Orphans turned up at the Stockades early. Front-runners Irima and Mweya went instantly to quench their thirst before being joined by Emily and the rest of the Ex Orphans. The greeting between them and the Juniors was exuberant. Whilst Lesanju enjoys the company of the Ex Orphans, she does not want to loose any members of her group to them, and is eager to round them up and head out ahead of the others with Emily and the Ex Orphans following later. Out in the field the two groups merged and browsed together happily, Icholta and Thoma continually walking around checking on all the Juniors, touching them lovingly with their trunks. Morani and Shimba struck up a close friendship remaining close as they fed, and when Emily led her herd off heading westwards, Morani remained behind with Shimba and Icholta with the others. At 11 a.m. as the milk dependent orphans moved to the milk venue and Lesanju led the older orphans to the waterhole, Icholta and Morani peeled off, heading west in the direction taken by Emily, while Shimba went to join his peers at the wallow.
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