The following is information on the Elephant Orphan named: SERAA (foster now)
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6/6/2013 - Lesanju and Wasessa led their group up Mazinga hill to browse, eager to try and avoid the wild herds who were being checked out by some large Elephant Bulls who were moving between the various herds. Since it was a cool day, the Orphans decided not to wallow, but hung around wondering what to do next when Emily and the Ex Orphans arrived with the Boyfriends of Edie and Sally. The two groups exchanged rumbled greetings to one another, and drank what was left in the barrels, Sally closely guarded by the Bigger of the two wild Bulls, while the younger one was focused on Edie, who always tried to escape from him. Taveta and Tassia wanted to remain with Mzima and the Ex Orphans, while Lesanju desperately tried to urge her family away, Ex Orphan Seraa doing her best to hijack some members of Lesanju’s family in the process. On the way to browse Mazinga Hill Lesanju’s group encountered and exchanged greetings with Ex Orphan Boys Irima, Tsavo, Lolokwe and another young wild bull of their age, all of whom had been chased out of the main Ex Orphan group by the Big Boyfriends of Edie and Sally. Further on Lesanju’s group bumped into a familiar wild Cow Elephant who normally has 3 calves with her, the youngest of which is only about 3 weeks old and the oldest about 8 years. On this occasion she had obviously lost her family to another herd, and was running around screaming and trumpeting searching for them. The Orphans had just settled down to feed when Edie came running past screaming, hotly pursued by her Boyfriend, who caught up with her and tried to mate with her. This terrified the Juniors, who ran to their Keepers for protection!
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