As soon as the Nursery elephants emerge from their Night Quarters in the morning, they regroup and go to Murera’s Stockade to greet her before heading out to browse in the forest, Kithaka closely guarded by Mutara and Shukuru. They know the timing of their milk feeds and are always ready and waiting for the wheelbarrow to bring all the bottles. Makireti always tries to down her share before Kasigau and Kilabasi have finished theirs, hoping to be able to snatch a bottle! She is intolerant of strange humans, pushing them gently away with her trunk.
Kithaka with Mishak
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