After the 9 a.m. feed, Wasin and Naipoki joined the older elephants, greeted very warmly by Mutara and Olare, who rumbled a welcome and touched them with their trunks. The two babies let out a cry of sheer joy! Soon the rest of the herd came to greet them, crowding around them, pushing and shoving each other in order to get as close as possible. It all turned a bit chaotic, so the Keepers took the other elephants away, leaving only Mutara and Olare. Olare offered Naipoki her big ears to suckle while Wasin was comforted by Mutara. Olare lay down to soil dust, and Naipoki did the same.
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