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<<--  Entry for:  July   25, 2017  -->>

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Kibwezi Forest/Umani Springs Unit  July   25, 2017 The orphans were very unsettled this morning making it difficult for the keepers to control them. They were trumpeting loudly and charging around in all directions. Quanza followed by Zongoloni went running in and out of the forest charging at the trees and trying to push over whatever they found in front of them. The orphans behaviour was due to the fact that hyenas and leopards had been around the stockades in the night and they could still smell them which left them feeling uncomfortable and it took a while for the keepers to get them all to calm down.

When the orphans finally gathered together Sonje and Murera making sure that everything was alright. They seemed to be engaged in a discussion of which direction they should take when Ziwa and Ngasha made the decision by starting to follow the keepers who had begun to head into the forest. The orphans followed one another closely still scared of the nights visitors. When it was time for the mud bath the orphans were still skittish but the keepers managed to keep them calm using their milk bottles and they were soon looking more relaxed.

Zongoloni in the lead at the waterhole

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