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Nursery Unit  April   2, 2016 It was early morning when the baby elephants were heading out to the forest. The majority of them were all in a subdued and dull mood which is a normal reaction to the cold weather (after the rain we have been having). Maxwell is having a good time in his stockade as his mud bath is very full and he is so playful, full of excitement running from one gate to the other, up and down. He enjoys this kind of weather very much! The elephant orphans on the other hand were not enjoying it this morning and none of them wanted to go into the bushes so they could avoid getting wet. They all crowded together to browse on the short vegetation out in the open. By the time it was starting to warm up it was almost public visiting time. As they were separated into their two groups for this milk feeding time as usual, the keepers were waiting for the signal to send them down in small groups. Naseku however, quietly vanished taking a few of the babies with her. Mwashoti, Lasayen, Ngilai, Ndotto and Dupotto all accompanied her and vanished into the bushes. Mbegu was in the group that had stayed with the keepers, who thought that everyone was still around them. It seems that those in the little group could not tell the time very well, and the whole feeding was delayed as the keepers tried to find them. They were found a short distance away, browsing in the area they had been before visiting time arrived, and herded towards the milk feeding ground for their bottles.

Maxwell enjoying the wetter conditions

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