The following is information on the Elephant Orphan named: MADIBA (foster now)
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7/20/2014 - It was a cold morning as the orphans left the stockade. The orphans were joined at the Lucerne feeding time by Madiba and also Kilaguni who had come for his molasses. As the orphans fed on Lucerne, a wild herd of about 15 wild elephants and a small baby reported for water at the stockade, but left as soon as they had their fill. The orphans slowly walked to the now dry bush and there was no activity as the orphans concentrated on browsing. The drought has started early and the drought is starting to become severe. The seriousness of the situation is confirmed by the number of wild elephants returning to the area. Some of them are totally new and we have never seen them before. The elephants are consuming more than 20,000 liters of water per day. We just hope that the rain comes sooner rather than later.
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