The following is information on the Elephant Orphan named: MBEGU (foster now)
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11/30/2016 - When Ambo came out of his stable this morning he came out with his night blanket still tied on his back. When his adopted mother saw him she came over to welcome him since they were let out earlier than the younger ones. It seemed like Oltaiyoni did not want her adopted baby to have the blanket on and after saying hello to the youngster with a low rumble she started trying to untie the blanket. She managed to take the tie off and then the blanket, which she threw to the side. She then walked off with her baby leaving the rest behind. Mbegu then came over to say hello to the younger ones and Jotto accompanied her as she led them to a small mound with some holes that the warthogs use to sleep in. She seemed to be communicating with Jotto as he proceeded to do everything she did; she started playing and doing head stands and he did the exact same. Then she sat on the ground and raised her trunk high in the air and he sat in the same position to do the same. Mbegu then piles of loose soil by digging at the ground with her short tusks, and invited all the young ones to play there. Oltaiyoni saw Mbegu having fun with the young ones and decided to bring her little boy over too. As soon as they arrived Mbegu got up and stood to the side to watch all the babies having fun.
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