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<<--  Entry for:  April   13, 2016  -->>

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Nursery Unit  April   13, 2016 Godoma can be another little greedy and pushy girl but this morning she was doing something different. Mbegu led her out this morning along with Ndotto and Murit to visit the little babies. Whilst with the little babies she was different from her usual character. She was friendly and gentle with the little ones, almost copying Mbeguís behaviour with them. She would allow the babies to take the greens she was chewing from her mouth and was not pushy like she normally is. The four only left the babies at 9am to go for their milk feed.

As the orphans left the milk feeding area they all went in different directions. Roi, Naseku, Murit and Ndotto decided to go in the same direction. Roi led the three to go and eat some wild fruits as in the morning there is always wild fruit on the ground that has fallen in the night probably from roosting birds. Roi knows where to find them so she took these three younger orphans to go and eat them. It is amazing to watch their little trunks picking the small fruits off the ground. This group only fed on the fruit the whole time, not browsing on the leaves around until they left for the public visiting time.

Today we had to perform a rescue. It was a really small baby girl under a month old which arrived at the nursery at around 10.30 in the morning. She is believed to have been rescued from a muddy well two days ago near Mpala Ranch in Laikipia. She had been rescued by the Mpala research staff and taken to their centre where she spent the night. She was fed on sugar water throughout the night until we came to rescue her in the morning. The baby is looking very weak with bruises on her body from her ordeal in the well. She seems to have strained her neck very badly and cannot see very well.


Godoma drinking from a rain pool

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