The following is information on the Elephant Orphan named: MULIKA  (foster now)

Name Gender Date Born Location Found Age on Arrival Comments Reason for being Orphaned
 MULIKA  Female  March 2000 Meru National Park  7-8 Months Ols  Found by guests staying at Elsa's Kopje in Meru, suspected poaching victim  Poaching 

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Most Recent Keeper's Diary Entry: (view all the latest entries for MULIKA)

1/21/2018 - It was a quiet morning today as the dependent orphans enjoyed their lucerne in peace without being pushed around by the older Ex Orphans. Galla was enjoying his bottom scratch with Rapa as well. Galla then he went to scratch his head and neck on the wall in the parking area. Galla didn’t stop there though and continued to enjoy his neck and trunk scratch in the bush. He was so enjoying the scratches as he was removing all the annoying insects biting and bothering him. Karisa was browsing with his ears open and flapping in the hot weather. Gala was stretching his trunk and play fighting with Ukame as they developed their close friendship. Dupotto was browsing alone while Gala and Ukame continued to browse together and we thought it was sweet how close they were becoming in the Reintegration Unit. Galla then led everyone towards the mud bath for their noon milk bottles. Here Galla continued his closeness to Ukame and the two started play fighting after having their milk.

Back in the bush, it was very hot and Kamok was sucking her trunk when standing under the shade. Karisa, Wanjala and Ukame were browsing together. Kamok was tired and was resting her trunk on Wanjala’s head which he was permitting. Dupotto and Ukame were resting under one tree while the rest stood under another one. When they felt it was a bit cooler all the orphans came out to browse and they came across a small water hole. They drank from it first and then started playing, so they did not get the nice fresh water all muddy and murky before drinking from it. They met with Laragai’s independent group at this small waterhole and the two started interacting each other. The orphans left them browsing as they were in no hurry but the dependent group had to head back to the stockades for the night.

In the stockades today we had a big group led by Wendi who came to drink water before going back out to the bush. They were together with Mulika, Yatta, Sunyei, Lualeni and Nasalot and all their babies. Galana had been missing from this group for the last 5 days or so but today she appeared with her baby Gawa. They were also accompanied by some wild bulls who were still interested in Lenana who was part of Galana’s group.

The Two Latest Photos of MULIKA: (view gallery of pictures for MULIKA)

 Mulika's eye Mulika having a mud bath
Mulika's eye
photo taken on 11/26/2003
Mulika having a mud bath
photo taken on 10/25/2002

ORPHAN PROFILE FOR: MULIKA (foster now)


A female calf born approx March 2000; aged between 7 - 8 months on arrival.


Seen wandering alone by inmates of Elsa's Kopje Lodge in Meru National Park who alerted K.W.S. after which this calf was captured, sedated and flown to our Nursery. Upon regaining consciousness, Mulika was extremely traumatized and very wild but soon calmed down with input from the other Nursery inmates. However, bent on escape, she was kept enclosed for a few days, until she was comfortable within the Nursery group, but it took many weeks for her to recover from the grief of losing her loved ones. The name "Mulika" comes from a place within the Park near where she was found.



She is a loving and gentle little character, not overly fond of humans, but very fond of "Nasalot" who sleeps in the next door to her at night.


   

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