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Kibwezi Forest/Umani Springs Unit  October   17, 2017 The babies left the stockade compound this morning following their milk bottle and headed to the bushes. As they were making their way to the forest they crossed paths with a leopard who walked past them. Lima Lima and Zongoloni did a quick about turn and tried to lead the orphans towards the Chyulu Hills area instead. However, the area was not the easiest to walk to so the keepers and Sonje made sure to keep the orphans on the path they were already on, which would lead them to the Umani Hills.

Ziwa started a pushing game Ngasha, taking it in turns to push each other from the bottom to ascertain who was the stronger of the two. Ngasha managed to pin Ziwa to the ground and Jasiri came in to help Ziwa who was screaming for help. Sonje and Murera were both further away and as such Jasiri made sure to come to Ziwa’s aid.

When the orphans visited the waterhole at noon they were all in a playful mood and had a lovely time at the mud bath. The boys all had fun trumpeting and charging around as they enjoyed both the wallow and the dustbath. Murera and Sonje also started trumpeting quite loudly and their trumpets drowned out those of the rest of the group.

Limalima picks an acacia branch

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