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<<--  Entry for:  October   29, 2017  -->>

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Voi Unit  October   29, 2017 The morning began with both the stockade dependant orphan elephants and the four Ex Orphans in Lempaute s herd joining up to enjoy some Lucerne grass and range cubes. They then spent some time playing around the stockade compound before the juniors left for the browsing fields.

The orphans spent the morning browsing on the western side of Msinga Hill when they saw a wild herd at the foot of the hill. Nelion, Suswa and Mashariki led the others downhill to see if they could join up with the wild herd. Upon arriving at the foot of the hill they found that the wild elephant herd had moved away towards the middle waterhole.

At noon Naipoki and Bada took the lead of the group towards the baobab water hole where they had a lot of fun playing mud bathing games following the milk feed.

Sola, the orphan elephant that was rescued on the 7th, was looking a little dull and was not very active although he was browsing well. He has a swelling on his abdomen and was treated and monitored closely, showing some improvement by the afternoon.

We received a report of an orphan baby water buck born in the Voi community farms neighboring the southern boundary of the park was left by its mother who, upon seeing some approaching farmers, ran into the Park leaving her baby behind. The famers reported the incident to the Kenya Wildlife Service Community rangers who called the Voi stockade to rescue the male baby water buck that was about two days old. The orphan waterbuck was airlifted to Kaluku the following day.

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