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

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Voi Unit  July   20, 2017 It was a perfect beginning of the day with the stockade dependant orphan elephants playing happily around the stockade compound after finishing their Lucerne grass piles. As the orphan elephants were leaving the Lucerne feeding site for the stockade water trough for a drink, Nelion stopped, turned and engaged Arruba head on in a strength testing pushing game. Their game then came to a premature end when their friends took off towards the field.

The morning was cloudy and cold and as such the orphans did not visit the water hole. Their milk was taken to the northern side of Msinga hill where they were busy browsing. Today Arruba went to suckle Suswa’s ear which is something that she has not done in a while. The keepers thought that she had outgrown this habit and were surprised to see her doing this again. It was easy to see that she was enjoying sucking Suswa’s ear as she was completely relaxed and had her eyes closed in blissful enjoyment.

Nelion and Arruba engaging

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