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

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Kibwezi Forest/Umani Springs Unit  July   20, 2017 The noon bottle feeding time today came to standstill when some wild elephants made their way towards the orphan herd.  The orphans and keepers were surprised to see six wild elephants heading towards the bottle feeding area at the same time that the orphans were arriving.  Lima Lima came running up as usual wanting to grab her share before the rest of the orphans got there.  Zongoloni and Alamaya stopped to see what the keepers were doing and made sure to stay with them.  Murera also kept her distance and spread her ears unsure as to which direction to take.  Mwashoti and Sonje who were with her also stopped in their tracks and went to the keepers who were calling them back.  Ziwa was in a brave mood and decided to ignore the keepers and join the wild elephants at the dustbath wanting to make friends with them. The teenagers in the group were not interested and pushed him back to where Murera, Sonje and Mwashoti were standing and waiting to see what the wild elephants would do and where they would go.  

In the evening when it was time to return to the stockades Alamaya and Mwashoti were led back to their night quarters by Jasiri and Zongoloni where they found their evening milk bottles waiting for them. Alamaya quickly finished his bottle and then put his trunk between the stockades posts and grabbed one of Mwashoti’s bottles.  Mwashoti was still drinking his first bottle which was being fed to him by a keeper and the keeper had to stop to get the second bottle back from Alamaya so that Mwashoti would not be cheated out of his share of milk.  

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