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<<--  Entry for:  August   18, 2017  -->>

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Kibwezi Forest/Umani Springs Unit  August   18, 2017 Several wild elephants came from the water springs to the stockades waterhole to drink and greet the orphans today before they all left for the forest. Sonje and Quanza smelt them before they saw them and they grabbed Mwashoti close to them as they were worried that the wild elephants would try and steal him away from them. Murera seemed to be oblivious of the approaching wild elephants as she was engrossed in breaking acacia branches to get to the pods on them which she was enjoying.

Zongoloni, Quanza and Ziwa kept running away from a big bull that was following them wherever they went. The keepers made sure to keep their distance from the orphans and the wild herd so as to stay safe. Ziwa tried to engage the bulls in a strength testing pushing game but the bulls are more experienced than he is and have bigger tusks which they used to push Ziwa whose tiny tusks were no match for their large ones. He had to concede defeat and return to the orphan herd.
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