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<<--  Entry for:  October   23, 2017  -->>

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Voi Unit  October   23, 2017 This morning the four Ex Orphans arrived at the stockades a few minutes after the juniors had left for the browsing grounds. Under Bada, Nelion and Mbirikaniís leadership the orphans settled to browse on the western side of Msinga Hill. At noon the group made their way to the baobab waterhole where they enjoyed their milk bottles. Mbirikani stayed browsing a little longer than the rest, joining them about 10 minutes later.

In the afternoon the Voi keepers received a report of a male orphan elephant (Kavu) at Punda Mulia near Aruba. The name Kavu means severe drought in Swahili. This orphan elephant was very thin and dehydrated and seemed to have an infection which resulted in his skin peeling away. The orphan, another drought related victim aged about 4 years old, was brought to the stockade compound and put in a taming stable neighboring Tahri and Sola. The two made sure to come and greet Kavu, touching the new orphan and giving him some much needed reassurance which would help in settle down and be accepting of the keepers.

On their return to the stockades in the evening Suswa, Arruba and Mudanda rumbled a greeting to Tahri, Sola and Kavu from their night quarters.

Ndii sliding in the mud

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