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<<--  Entry for:  October   25, 2017  -->>

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Nursery Unit  October   25, 2017 Kiko woke up this chilly morning and followed the orphan elephants out to the forest. He was avoiding interacting with the elephants as newcomers Sapalan and Namalok tend to charge at him, unused to the presence of a baby giraffe in an elephant herd! Malima joined in charging at him and raised her ears, but this seemed not to bother Kiko perhaps because he is used to it and also the fact that she is so small! Malima ran back to the herd but accidentally tripped over a cup of tea one of the keepers was having as breakfast, spilling it on the ground. Malima went to join Mteto who was throwing wet soil on her body for it had rained the previous night. During the 9am milk feed all the orphans drank their milk quickly and Kiko too, then he came over and intentionally kicked the wheelbarrow over that was holding all the empty bottles, scattering them on the ground. He then moved away to enjoy the leaves in the tall trees nearby as the keepers went about collecting the bottles. Maisha and Sattao were left near the wheelbarrow as the rest of the elephants moved away; Maisha wanted to collect up some of the milk that had spilt from the bottles before the keepers moved them out to the forest.

Kiko walking with the orphans

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