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<<--  Entry for:  May   21, 2017  -->>

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Voi Unit  May   21, 2017 This morning the stockade dependant orphan elephants concentrated on their milk and supplement feeding before moving away from the stockade compound to the browsing grounds.
Here they settled in single file and browsed until it was time for the noon milk feed. They quenched their thirst at the water trough but did not go in the mudbath as it was very cloudy and quite cold. Despite the cold and cloudy weather it has not rained much in Voi which means that there is still a shortage of decent browse for all the wildlife in the area.

At about 4pm in the afternoon, while browsing at the foot of Msinga Hill, the stockade dependant orphans heard the rumbling salute of Layoni and Kivuko as they walked past them headed to the stockade. Bada, Panda, Nguvu and Tundani collectively followed them and joined up with the at the stockade where the four milk dependent babies demanded to be given their milk bottle even though it was not time for their milk feeding yet. The keepers fed them their milk anyway, after which they joined Kivuko and Layoni for a browsing session above the stockade compound. When they heard the rest of the orphans returning to the stockade for the night they came down, leaving the two Ex Orphans on the hill, and entered their night quarters.

Orphans trying to join wild elephant herd

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