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<<--  Entry for:  August   25, 2017  -->>

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Kibwezi Forest/Umani Springs Unit  August   25, 2017 Some wild elephants came to the stockade during the night to quench their thirst at the waterhole. Before they could finish their drink some hyenas called which brought the wild elephants activities to a halt. The hyenas’ noise woke the orphans who got to their feet and listed intently, wanting to know from which direction the screams were coming from. Alamaya and Mwashoti rushed to their stockade door wanting to see what was going on but all they saw were the wild elephants leaving the waterhole.

As the orphans headed out to the browsing fields in the morning they came across a bushbuck carcass near the water springs with explained why the hyenas had been in the area the night before and had been making such a racket. The keepers and orphans were quick to leave the area so as to get away from the carcass and the smell that emanated from it. It is likely that the bushbuck had been killed by a leopard that often comes to the water springs.

Ngasha and Sonje fighting over green branches

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