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<<--  Entry for:  October   20, 2017  -->>

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Kibwezi Forest/Umani Springs Unit  October   20, 2017 Today a big bull elephant walked from the water springs in the morning and passed by the stockades to see Sonje and other orphans. The keepers saw him coming and when he saw them with their wheelbarrows full of lucerne he seemed to pick up speed and move away from the area hiding from the keepers. He is obviously still very wary of humans and does not feel comfortable being around the orphans when the keepers are nearby.

The orphan herd made their way to the Umani Hills after which they walked to the sundowner area looking for fresh vegetation to feed on. While browsing they heard some wild elephants trumpeting up in the hills. Lima Lima and Zongoloni tried to follow the noise, hoping to meet up with the wild herd and interact with them. Murera and Sonje remained at the bottom of the hill taking care of Mwashoti and Alamaya as well as keeping and eye on the rest of the orphan herd who were browsing there.

Murera browsing

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