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<<--  Entry for:  August   12, 2017  -->>

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Kibwezi Forest/Umani Springs Unit  August   12, 2017 As the elephants came out of their pens this morning, Murera and Sonje stopped to pick up some acacia pods that had been blown down from the tree over night. Murera stretched her trunk higher to bring down some of these treats for Mwashoti and Alamaya, who could not reach them. A fight broke out over the pods when Ziwa came to grab them and deny the babies any of those that the matriarchs had got for them. Sonje chased him away and then they all went to have a drink of water before leaving the compound for the forest.

The keepers called Alamaya to follow them but he did not respond. He rumbled to Zongoloni and we saw Zongoloni running to him to see why he had called her. Eventually, when all the babies were ready to go into the forest, Faraja was leading with Ngasha and they led the others almost to the hill side, avoiding the springs which felt cold to them due today due to cloud cover. We found big wild elephants drinking fresh water but when they heard the keepersí voices they decided to leave.

Friendly Antelope joins the orphans for pods

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