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<<--  Entry for:  July   21, 2017  -->>

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Nursery Unit  July   21, 2017 The warthogs that call the stockades home seem to have learnt the orphan’s daily routine. Once the orphans have left for the forest the warthogs visit all of the stockades to look for left over lucerne pellets and only when they have made sure they have found them all will they join the orphans out in the forest. The warthogs too have become uncontrollable at the public visiting hour, especially with the introduction of the lucerne pellets. Some of the orphans don’t like the warthogs to be present at the mud bath and try to drive them away. When the warthogs are chased away they run in all directions, even into the crowds of people. Today, Esampu, Godoma and Jotto were the “warthog guards” of the mud bath. Jotto waited by the piles of lucerne pellets to drive away the warthogs, whilst Esampu and Godoma stayed in the middle, in the open play area, and chased the warthogs far away back into the forest. The warthogs then walked around the back of the public and snuck through the crowds where the found Jotto waiting for them to chase them back. Unfortunately, with warthogs running between their legs and elephants charging about, the crowds became very nervous and it was tough for the keepers to keep everything calm. When the second group came down, it was Mundusi and Ngilai who were most disturbed by the warthogs and they yelled for help whenever they came close. Mbegu and Ndotto, with the help of the keepers, saved the situation.

At around 1pm a DSWT helicopter landed at the nursery with a young baby bull orphan on board from Tsavo West.

Jotto doesn't like the warthogs

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