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<<--  Entry for:  October   7, 2017  -->>

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Kibwezi Forest/Umani Springs Unit  October   7, 2017 Today the orphans made their way to the Chyulu Hills following the trails that their wild friends had taken. On the way they came across some dung which Faraja and Ziwa smelled and tried to eat to get an idea of which vegetation was the best for the orphans to feed on. The orphan herd was led by Zongoloni with Murera and Mwashoti at the rear.

On the way, Lima Lima spotted some wild elephants who were browsing in the bushes with their young hiding under their bellies. Lima Lima tried to play with one of the babies and its mother. They played together for a while until Lima Lima grabbed the tail of one of the youngsters which made it cry out which resulted in the mother wanting to discipline Lima Lima. Zongoloni trumpeted calling Lima Lima back to the orphan herd so as to avoid any problems with the wild herd. The orphans continued to the browsing fields where they spent the day, stopping only for the midday milk feed where they had a quick wallow in the mud bath.

Orphans enjoy pellets

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