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<<--  Entry for:  October   5, 2017  -->>

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Voi Unit  October   5, 2017 It was a wonderful beginning to the day as the orphan elephants downed a morning milk bottle before settling to enjoy the Lucerne grass and range cubes that had been put out for them. Lempaute, Kivuko, Dabassa and Layoni shared those supplements with them as they had arrived at the stockade early in the morning. The juniors then enjoyed playing games around the stockade compound before heading to the browsing fields leaving the four Ex Orphans behind.

The stockade dependant orphan elephants settled to browse halfway up the western side of Msinga Hill, before descending and making their way to the baobab water hole where they enjoyed their midday milk bottle and some more Lucerne grass, after which they had a lot of fun in the mud wallow.

The afternoons browsing activities started at the far northern side of the stockade where the orphans joined up with a wild herd. They browsed peacefully with their wild friends with Ajali, Pasaka and Nguvu remaining with the wild group when the rest of the orphans headed to the middle waterhole. The keepers called the three to rejoin the orphan herd but they did not want to listen and ran off with the wild group to the northern side of Msinga Hill.

The Trust air craft was called to come and assist the keepers in locating the runaway orphans the wild herd.

Panda and Ndii browsing

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