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<<--  Entry for:  August   17, 2017  -->>

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Kibwezi Forest/Umani Springs Unit  August   17, 2017 It was a cloudy day today which meant that the orphans did not play the way they do when it is warmer. Murera and Mwashoti feel the cold the most and they struggle first thing in the morning as they are both quite stiff making it difficult for them to walk and keep up with the rest of the group. It takes them walking for a while to warm up but once they do they are fine. Today Murera and Mwashoti tried to keep up with Sonje who was walking quite fast. Surprisingly the fast pace seemed to relieve the pain and stiffness in their joints as the babies made their way to the Chyulu Hills.

Some crane birds were flying above the trees and the orphans today. Alamaya could hear them flapping their wings but could not tell where the crane birds were. He looked around to see if he could pinpoint where the noise was coming from but could not see anything. Lima Lima and Zongoloni were not happy with the situation and ran to the bushes followed by the rest of the orphan herd. The keepers knew that the Crane birds were simply protecting the eggs that they had laid which they did not want to be broken by the orphans.

Orphans after milk feed

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