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<<--  Entry for:  June   23, 2016  -->>

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Nursery Unit  June   23, 2016 When the orphans came out of their stockades this morning the older ones were all busy greeting and checking over the younger ones before heading out into the bush. We watched as the leader of the orphan herd, lovely caring Oltaiyoni was seen walking from one baby to the other taking an in depth look at them. It seemed she was looking for her little adopted baby Ambo and she walked from the stockades she was close to, to the ones at the front of the compound after she heard her little baby rumble Ambo was trying to come out of his stable but another young one was blocking the way for him! Oltaiyoni walked over to the scene as fast as she could and she was happy to help Ambo out of his stable.

Soon after the first group of orphans settled back into the forest after the public visiting time, a drama unfolded when a lioness was witnessed trying to ambush a warthog who was near the orphans! It was a scary moment when we realised the lion as about to ambush the warthog right next to Galla who was busy browsing and completely unaware of the lioness! The keepers shouted out to scare the lioness away from the orphans and the female warthog was then lucky enough to smell the big cat and all of a sudden leave at a very fast pace away from the area. The orphans all trumpeted and stamped around the area as a show of defiance and the keepers breathed a sigh of relief that Galla and the others were safe.

Another baby with Ambo

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