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<<--  Entry for:  August   23, 2017  -->>

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Kibwezi Forest/Umani Springs Unit  August   23, 2017 The acacia pods that the orphans enjoy eating are now becoming scarcer as it is nearing the end of their season. Lately the orphans can only find a few pods on the ground that they are able to enjoy as they are not the only animals who enjoy them. The monkeys, baboons, bushbucks all enjoy feasting on them as do other wildlife. When Mwashoti and Alamaya exited their night quarters in the morning they found Lima Lima, Murera and the others feeding on pods that had dropped during the night. The two babies quickly joined the others so that they could get some as well.

Today a female elephant came out of the bushes with a little baby and followed the orphans to the water springs. Ziwa came up behind the baby and tried to grab its tail. The young calf cried out in fright which made its mother turn around to see what the problem was and Ziwa quickly ran away not wanting to be reprimanded by the wild elephant. The wild cow followed the orphans for most of the day going wherever they went and browsing with them. Ngasha tried to befriend her and she was happy to walk side by side with Ngasha allowing him to touch her little calf.

Alamaya descending from the hills

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