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<<--  Entry for:  October   13, 2017  -->>

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Kibwezi Forest/Umani Springs Unit  October   13, 2017 Today the orphans heard wild elephants trumpeting loudly around the Umani Springs area. Ziwa headed off in their direction causing the keepers some worry as they feared he may walk of with his wild friends. Ziwa joined the wild group for a while and walked with them, but found their pace to be too fast which he was not comfortable with. His wild friends were also quite pushy with him and both the males and the females kept engaging him in strength testing games and pushing matches. They could also smell the human scent on him from the keepers and gave him a bit of a hard time, pushing him with their tusks. The keepers called Ziwa back from the wild group and he returned to the orphan herd with both his ego and body feeling a little bruised from his encounter.

Sonje splashing water with her trunk

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