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<<--  Entry for:  November   21, 2017  -->>

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Voi Unit  November   21, 2017 The morning began with the stockade dependant orphan elephants sticking to their daily morning routine of milk and supplement feeding before heading to the park for their browsing activities. On arriving at the western side of Msinga Hill, Kihari secured a scratching position against a rock boulder and was left behind by the others who were browsing as they walked. Kihari had to run to catch up with the rest of the group.

Dabassa and Layoni came to the stockade at 10am and went straight to the stockade water trough where they quenched their thirst before enjoying the range cubes that had been put out for them. They then made their way to the park but did not meet up with the juniors.

In the afternoon, two teenage wild elephant bulls chasing a teenage female to mate with joined the orphans as they were running in a line to get their afternoon milk bottle. The three wild elephants brought some fear and confusion to the Keepers waiting, as the three appeared as part of the orphan herd! The keepers quickly sought refuge in the stockade pickup. When it was safe to come out, the keepers exited the pickup and fed the orphans their afternoon milk bottle. The three wild elephants later joined the orphans briefly before proceeding towards the far northern side of Msinga Hill.

Kihari scratching at mudbath

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