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<<--  Entry for:  October   15, 2017  -->>

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Kibwezi Forest/Umani Springs Unit  October   15, 2017 During the night while the orphans were in their stockades and the keepers were in their tents, two leopards came around the stockade fence line trying to get up into the nearby trees. Their presence made Ziwa, Faraja and Ngasha very nervous, as were Alamaya and Mwashoti who started bellowing loudly seeking help from the matriarchs Murera and Sonje. Murera and Sonje were on the opposite side and did not know why their younger charges were so upset. The leopards had managed to get up into the trees which caused the orphans to start trumpeting very loudly making a lot of noise which brought the keepers running outside.

When the babies came out of their night quarters in the morning they were all still on high alert and very wary. Zongoloni and Quanza did not want to be on their own and stuck close to the keepers, all of them hoping that they would not see the leopard again.

Playful babies in the morning

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