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

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Voi Unit  July   29, 2017 The morning was good with the stockade dependant orphan elephants playing a game of hide and seek after which they tossed huge chunks of red soil into the air as theyenjoyed their dusting games.

Kivuko, Lempaute, Dabassa and Layoni walked into the stockade compound twenty minutes after the juniors had left. The four settled to feed on lucerne and copra cake for an hour before returning to the browsing grounds.

In the afternoon the Taita Hills management team reported a possible sighting of an Ex Orphan herd that had been seen drinking from the sanctuary water hole. Once the orphans had drank their noon milk bottle the keepers went to see the herd and were able to identify some Ex Orphans in the group. Ndara, with her calf Neptune, Lesanju, Sinya and Tassia were among the group. When the keepers approached Lesanju, who is Neptune’s nanny, she charged towards them wanting to protect Neptune. When she caught the keeper’s scent, which was familiar to her, she rumbled in greeting and went to get some attention from her adopted family. They were all looking healthy and in good condition which made the keepers happy.


Lesanju greeting the Taita keepers

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