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Nursery Unit  August   10, 2017 After the orphans had their 9am bottle feed, most went back to browsing intently in the field. However, Ndotto, Lasayen, Pare, Ngilai, Jotto and Esampu had other ideas and decided to chase the warthogs that graze alongside the orphans. The warthogs are very clever and know they have protection from the big cats in the national park when they are with the human and elephant family, but today they did not have protection from the naughty baby elephants!

Ndotto and company charged the warthogs, sending them running into the bushes, however the warthogs were not going to give up without a fight and ran around the bushes and back to the field. Ngilai, Esampu and Jotto could not let the warthogs win and continued to challenge them until eventually the warthogs took refuge in nearby burrows. Esampu, Ngilai and Jotto then enjoyed rolling on the loose soil at the entrance of the burrows, making it hard for the warthogs to leave but the warthogs were wise enough to exit at the other end of the burrow and the games started again. The keepers thoroughly enjoyed watching this game of hide and seek.


Lasayen wanted to chase the warthogs

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