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<<--  Entry for:  October   6, 2017  -->>

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Kibwezi Forest/Umani Springs Unit  October   6, 2017 As soon as the orphans came out of their night quarters they began searching for acacia pods which they love to eat. Mwashoti searched together with Sonje and Murera but they were all out of luck as the season for the pods has ended for the time being. The keepers went to search the stores to see if there were any there from what had been collected in the previous months but there was nothing left. As such Alamaya and Mwashoti had to be happy with the lucerne pellets and grass that the keepers had put out for them. When they arrived at the supplement feeding area they found some antelopes enjoying the pellets. Zongoloni and Quanza made sure to chase them far away so that the orphans could enjoy their treats.

When the orphans arrived at the waterhole where they have their noon milk bottle, they appeared to be quite hot and bothered. They wasted no time drinking their milk and after all they wanted to do was cool off in the mud bath. They all enjoyed wallowing with Zongoloni and Jasiri making their way to a small waterhole which did not have much mud in it, and as such couldn’t really accommodate them both. Jasiri tried to push Zongoloni away but met with quite a bit of resistance from her. The keepers came and intervened as they did not want the two to fight. Jasiri walked away, allowing Zongoloni to have the small waterhole all to herself.

Alamaya enjoying lucerne

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