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Kibwezi Forest/Umani Springs Unit  August   28, 2017 During the night some wild elephants were looking for acacia pods and when they couldn’t find them they started knocking the trees in an effort to shake the remaining acacia pods loose. The orphans and keepers were all woken up by the commotion taking place near the stockade and got up to see what was going on. They saw two big wild bulls pushing a large acacia tree over and feeding on the branches and bark while simultaneously looking for the pods.

After the noon bottle feed Lima Lima, Ngasha, Faraja and Murera joined forces and went in search of the acacia tree that had been pushed down but the wild bulls during the night. They came across the tree around the Umani Springs lodge and enjoyed feeding on the leaves and branches. They were soon joined by the rest of the orphan herd and they all busied themselves with picking up any pods that had been missed by the wild bulls while the keepers had their lunch under a nearby tree and watched their charges.


Ngasha pushing Ziwa out of the waterhole

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