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<<--  Entry for:  August   13, 2017  -->>

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Kibwezi Forest/Umani Springs Unit  August   13, 2017 Murera and Sonje were the last babies to arrive at the milk feeding area today with Mwashoti, who did not want to be in front with Lima Lima today. As the orphans were waiting at the bottle feeding area, some monkeys and some baboons came to the waterhole looking for water to drink. As soon as Sonje smelt the baboons she raised her ears looking in the direction the baboons had come from. Then Mwashoti took off running after them, chasing them as he blew his trunk to scare them away; what a brave little boy!

The keepers left the orphans alone when they interacted with wild elephant bulls who were playing with them in the bushes, but Murera kept her distance, watching Sonje trying to play with the big bull. After they all finished their milk bottles the journey began again for the last walk of the day to the Chyulu Hills. Lima Lima and a few of the boys did not like the direction they were walking in and she changed direction, splitting the group from Sonje and Murera. As the orphans were walking along looking for all they could eat, a monitor lizard came out from its hiding hole and ran across Ziwa’s feet. He got such a fright and screamed very loudly and but a keeper called him and reassured him and he soon settled down.

Alamaya and Sonje ready for morning browsing

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