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<<--  Entry for:  July   18, 2017  -->>

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Kibwezi Forest/Umani Springs Unit  July   18, 2017 A herd of wild elephants came around the stockades early in the morning before the orphans had started to make their way out to browse.The keepers heard loud trumpeting and the wild elephants that all the orphans thought were quite far away seemed to be much closer than they originally thought.

Lima Lima was in a brave mooed and she walked out to the wild herd walk and joined them. There were four little babies among the wild group and Lima Lima wanted to greet them She made the mistake of grabbing one of the babies which did not sit well with its mother who came trumpeting towards Lima Lima. By this point Ngasha had also decided to try and play with the wild babies. In the end both Ngasha and Lima Lima were scared away from the group by the wild bulls. Despite not being that welcome Lima Lima kept wanting to play with the wild calves as did Ngasha and Zongoloni.

A very big wild elephant bull was seen today by the guests staying at Umani Springsand theyasked the keepers a lot of questions regarding the wild bull and the orphans. They were wondering if Murera would be able to cope with the wild bulls in the area considering her past injuries and thelimitationsshe has because of them. The keepers are confident that when the time comes, Murera will be just fine and will be able to cope with the wild bulls and all their advances.

Murera after a muddy mudbath

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