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<<--  Entry for:  June   28, 2016  -->>

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Nursery Unit  June   28, 2016 Today the three big boys, Boromoko and Sirimon lead by the dominant Sokotei, have been walking away from the orphan herd and spending time browsing on their own. Today soon after walking out of their stockades in the early morning, they quickly left the compound and walked far off into the bush until it was nearly bottle feeding time. After getting their 9am milk bottle they again walked far off into the bush until it was nearly 11am when they were found very busy browsing and reluctant to turn up for their 11am milk bottle. The three boys are really displaying more independent characters now compared to the females who are trying to create their own family units and care for the little babies.

Sana Sana has not yet fully settled into the orphan herd and shows on and off behaviour with the other orphans. Today she had frequent moments of walking away from the other orphans and spending time on her own; the keepers always have to be aware of her movements and cannot keep their eyes off her for a second in case she disappears into the thick bushes. At one stage she walked all the way back to the compound and straight to the milk mixing area looking for more milk! She has become quite a greedy little girl. When she spotted the keepers she yelled loudly to draw attention to herself and when she was retrieved by one of them she happily followed behind rumbling with content.

Sirimon out in the forest

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