The Keepers had an early start in search of Shira, both on foot and by car. As the area was teaming with wild elephants and was full of dense vegetation, it was difficult to check everywhere. After a full day spent searching Shira had yet to be found. The rest of the orphans seemed un-phased about Shira’s absence and enjoyed a day full of fun & games. Siria pinned Mzima in an eroded gully forcing him to call out for the Keepers assistance. This was not the end of Mzima being on the receiving end of another rambunctious orphan, as he was later mounted on at the mudbath by Taveta! Sinya, who normally does not part-take of the mudwallow, was the most playful in the water.
Siria right pinning Mzima down
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