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Friday, August 7, 2009

Lomela the master chef

Just had this note from our student Suzy:

'If there's one thing Lomela is serious about - it's food! She was always hungry in the nursery and that trait is proving to be wonderful for forest living. She is EXTREMELY dedicated about foraging for wild fruit. She especially loves the young green shoots that grow by the river.

(lomela with a pile of green shoots in the middle)

She is such a natural at collecting food that the trackers have started calling her 'Food Star'.

Her BFF in the forest at the moment is Lisala, a young female, and they spend a lot of time together. Lomela is determined to be friends with everyone, especially Etumbe, the chief Mama, who rules over the little group.

(lomela, left, and her BFF Lisala, right, engaging in their favorite pasttime)