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<<--  Entry for:  August   20, 2017  -->>

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Kibwezi Forest/Umani Springs Unit  August   20, 2017 After the morning bottle feeding at 6am the orphans Sonje and Murera were the first to walk over to the acacia trees to feed on the pods that had fallen during the night. It was not long before they were joined by the rest of the orphans and they all picked at the pods not wanting to leave for the fields until all the pods had been eaten. The keepers waited for them to finish after which they led them to the Lucerne feeding area where they found that a lot of the Lucerne had been eaten by Quanza and Zongoloni who had been feasting on the Lucerne while the others were looking for pods. Once the babies had left for the browsing field a buffalo came to the stockades and finished the little bit of Lucerne that was left behind by the orphans.

At the midday mud bath all the babies came running for their milk bottles after which Alamaya and Zongoloni went straight to the waterhole and began swimming and rolling around in the mud, turning their bodies a darker colour closer to the colour of a buffalo.


Murera waiting for Mwashoti

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