The following is information on the Elephant Orphan named: KALAMA (foster now)
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7/10/2014 - In the morning Sabachi reported as usual to take his milk. Amazingly enough, Vuria tried to block him from getting into the stockade. The keepers had to intervene and Vuria ran away. As they settled for Lucerne a few wild elephants with Mulika, Tomboi, Madiba, Taita, Mwende and Meibai joined them. One of the wild elephants tried to push the juniors to get the Lucerne but the keepers shouted at him and as he ran away he knocked down poor Ziwa. Ziwa appears to be always on the receiving end because he seems to get knocked down whenever an elephant is running. He always travels at a slower pace and doesn’t react quickly to get out of the way of a charging elephant. Once everything was calm Mwende started a pushing game with Orwa which Orwa won, whilst Shukuru and Bomani had a good time of scratching on the nearby rocks. At mud bath time the orphans were joined by 13 wild elephants. Kibo, Murka, Suguta, Kalama, Olare and Shukuru opted to have a mud bath in between two wild elephants as Ziwa relaxed near another a wild elephant. Orwa also took some time to play with Sities. Vuria tried to challenge Kibo, but Kibo warned him not to try by use his trunk and Vuria ran away. In the evening Bongo led the way back to the stockade, Bongo.
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