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<<--  Entry for:  October   2, 2017  -->>

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Kibwezi Forest/Umani Springs Unit  October   2, 2017 There has been an increase in the number of flying insects around the stockades and these can cause the orphans some discomfort. Murera, Sonje and Mwashoti area always whisking their tails from side to side as they walk ensuring that the flying insects do not disturb them.

This morning when the keepers headed out with the orphans to the lucerne feeding area they found a big wild elephant bull waiting for the orphans so that he could enjoy the supplement feeding with them. Ngasha and Lima Lima were not interested in forming a friendship with the wild bull and turned away from him. The wild bull, still very wary of humans, was not happy to see the keepers which resulted in the keepers moving the orphans away from the area as they wanted to ensure that they would all be safe, especially the older females. Zongoloni trumpeted loudly, seemingly upset that they had to leave the area, and together with Quanza they followed the rest of the group who were moving further away with the keepers and the supplement foods.

Faraja in the shade

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