The following is information on the Elephant Orphan named: SONJE (foster now)
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4/29/2016 - Sonje spent time waiting for Ziwa to finish his bottle feeding and join her, but Ziwa took his time drinking his bottle as it is his way not to drink as fast as the other babies, especially compared to the likes of Lima Lima or Zongoloni! The keepers were on the other side of the bushes calling the orphans to follow them behind. They wanted to lead the babies out to another foraging place with lots of vegetation. As the keepers were leading the babies to this place to the side of the Chyulu Hills, they group encountered a big python lying across the path, which Lima Lima walked right by and did not even notice! The python was in a very deep sleep and the keepers started looking for Murera who was behind so she would not step on it. When Sonje and Quanza came up the path and reached where the snake was lying, Sonje safely detected it together with Quanza ; the keepers who were behind went the other way avoiding the path in order not to disturb the sleeping python. Murera also detected the snake herself and went around without any trouble at all.
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