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<<--  Entry for:  August   23, 2017  -->>

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Nursery Unit  August   23, 2017 This morning whilst the orphans were busy browsing in the forest, it was very funny to watch Ngilai rustling about in a bush he had been browsing on and then a huge butterfly moth flew out causing him to back away quickly before going back to inspect the bush again. He had his ears held high as he followed the moth which danced above the bush in the air trying to settle back down to the place it had been resting. Ngilai tried to catch the moth in his trunk but it kept challenging by flying up again, which made him lose his temper and start to trumpet and charge around in frustration. This earned the interest of Mteto and Kuishi who joined him in trumpeting and stamping around in the bushes, which meant the moth flew up into a tree for refuge to get away from the feisty elephant babies.

In the afternoon we rescued a young male elephant baby from the Tsavo Conservation Area who was very skinny and had obviously been without its mother for some days.

Ngilai was being very funny

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