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<<--  Entry for:  October   16, 2017  -->>

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Kibwezi Forest/Umani Springs Unit  October   16, 2017 It was cloudy when the orphans left their stockades in the morning. The weather left the orphans in a subdued mood with none of them feeling very playful at all. Murera and Mwashoti were moving quite slowly today and kept close to the keepers while Jasiri and the other boys separated from the girls and made their way to the springs.

The orphans joined up again as they made their way to the Umani Hills where they founds some acacia trees to feed on. They all went to work stripping bark off the trees to chew. Sonje managed to pull down a big branch for the younger boys who were still too small to reach the greener leaves towards the top. There were some acacia pods on the branch and the youngsters enjoyed feeding on this tasty treat.

At noon the orphans came to the mud bath for their milk bottle but did not wallow in the water as it was a little chilly and overcast. When they finished their milk they headed to the dustbath before browsing in the nearby bushes as they waited for the keepers to finish having their lunch, when they would move further afield.

Mwashoti getting ready to follow Murera

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