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<<--  Entry for:  October   23, 2017  -->>

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Kibwezi Forest/Umani Springs Unit  October   23, 2017 Today while the orphans were browsing in the fields some big wild bull elephants came and were seen trying to get the matriarchs Murera and Sonje’s attention and separate them from the herd. Lima Lima was quick to react and ran to the keepers to alert them as to what was going on. The keepers went to try and assist the two older girls but had to retreat as the bulls walked towards them preventing them from getting to the orphans. Some of the younger orphans managed to follow the keepers as the bulls were not interested in the youngsters. Lima Lima saw that the keepers were not able to help and called Alamaya and Zongoloni to her, attracting the bulls’ attention away from Murera and Sonje. The matriarchs then managed to get away and headed straight to the keepers, sticking close to them as they knew the bulls would not come close as long as the keepers were by their side.

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