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<<--  Entry for:  July   19, 2017  -->>

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Kibwezi Forest/Umani Springs Unit  July   19, 2017 Today, Jasiri, Faraja and Ziwa became quite disobedient of the keepers, ignoring their calls and instructions and walking away from them without even know what they were being called for. Mwashoti and Alamaya went to see what the keepers were doing and found them near some acacia pods that had fallen during the night. The stopped to pick them up and were thrilled to have the lovely treat. Murera and Sonje soon came and joined them and together they shook the trees branches getting more pods to drop down. It was not long before the orphans were joined by some vervet monkeys, baboons and bushbucks all of whom wanted to have some pods. When the three naughty boys saw what Murere and Sonje were doing they decided to come and get some pods for themselves. Murera saw what their intentions were and chased them away not wanting to allow them to eat any pods which she had worked hard to collect for the babies in the group. The three decided not to become involved in a fight and made their way towards the browsing grounds where they were later joined by the rest of the group.

When it was time for the noon milk bottle and mud bath the babies came and waited to be given their share. Mwashoti grabbed his bottles one after another and when he was done he walked to the waterhole for a drink. None of the orphans went into the water today as they felt it with their trunks and found that it was cold. Instead they went to relax for a while under the shade of the trees while waiting for the keepers to finish their lunch and join them.

Sonje picking acacia pods

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