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<<--  Entry for:  July   26, 2017  -->>

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Kibwezi Forest/Umani Springs Unit  July   26, 2017 Ziwa came running from the stockade behind Sonje for the milk bottles which had been placed on the ground. When he reached the bottles he stopped and screamed bringing the keepers running to see what was wrong only to find that there were no orphans near Ziwa and the only other orphan nearby was Mwashoti who was finishing his last bottle. Quanza and Faraja were the last to finish their share of milk as they were drinking their bottles very slowly.

It was cold again today and as such none of the orphans ventured in to the mud bath at the noon milk feed and wallow. When they arrived there Zongoloni and Lima Lima tested the temperature of the water with their trunk and determined that it was to cold for wallowing. As such the group made their way to the dust bath where the matriarchs were already enjoying throwing soil over themselves. Murera and Sonje pushed Ziwa and Faraja with their trunks to get them to move over so as to create enough room for Mwashoti to come in and join them while at the same time making sure to keep Mwashoti and Alamaya on different sides as Mwashoti tends to be quite pushy with Alamaya when they get too close together.

Orphans headed to the bottle feeding area

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