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Kibwezi Forest/Umani Springs Unit  July   24, 2017 This morning some wild elephants were around the stockades and the babies all exited their night quarters and went to greet them. Alamaya rumbled in protest as he was not really happy to have the wild elephants visiting as they are much bigger than the orphan herd with even the older matriarchs of the group, Murera and Sonje, being dwarfed by their wild friends. Ziwa and Zongoloni decided to go and greet the wild calves and try to engage them in a game.Zongoloni tried to grab one of the calves tails who cried out in protest bringing its mother running to see what was wrong. This scared Zongoloni away and she ran back to where Sonje and Ziwa were standing feeding on acacia trees around the stockade compound.

The keepers made sure to keep their distance from the wild elephants and watched them to see what they were going to do. A wild bull decided to come up to the water trough and had a drink of fresh water before making his way back to the bushes and following the rest of the herd into the forest leaving the orphans to continue with their day.


Zongoloni feeding

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