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<<--  Entry for:  October   1, 2017  -->>

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Kibwezi Forest/Umani Springs Unit  October   1, 2017 Many wild elephants from around the Chyulu Hills area are now making their way back to the Kibwezi forest and to Umani as they no longer feel threatened when visiting here. The reason for their new found courage is due to the fact that since the DSWT fenced the Kibwezi forest, it has become a safe area for them to visit as they are no longer confronted by hostile people, who have entered the area illegally, trying to poach the animals and destroy the forest. The DSWT erected the fence so as to prevent illegal activities from taking place in the Kibwezi forest and as a result there is no more illegal logging, charcoal burning, bushmeat poaching or poaching of elephants.

Last night many wild elephants came to the Umani Springs and spent most of the night around the orphans’ stockades. Ziwa and Ngasha rumbled greetings to them during the night wanting them to come and join them inside the stockade compound which they were unable to do due to the electric fence around the stockades. The wild elephants communicated with the babies throughout the night, especially with the two older girls Murera and Sonje, who they wanted to join and become friendly with.

Sonje enjoying a scratch between the trees

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