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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1/15/2019 - The sky was clear as the orphans strolled out from the stockades this morning. Led by Oltaiyoni, the orphans settled to browse in the Kone area. Sapalan teamed up with Ndiwa, Sana Sana and Malkia for some time before parting ways. The parting was brought about by Ndiwa who tried to take some grass out of Sapalan's mouth. Sapalan stretched his trunk and warned Ndiwa not to ever repeat such a mistake again. Sapalan then walked away in an angry mood. Olsekki settled for a soil dusting exercise while Mundusi settled to browse with the hot tempered Ukame.

At mud bath time, the orphans were joined by Kibo, Chemi Chemi, Naisula, Kitirua, Kandecha and Murka who all enjoyed wallowing, followed by a prolonged soil dusting session. In the evening, Wendi, Wiva, Yatta, Yetu, Yoyo, Mulika, Mwende, Kinna, Kama, Makena, Bongo, Vuria, Ololoo, Lenana, Ithumba and two wild elephants showed up at the stockade and left immediately after taking enough water.

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


A female calf born approx March 2000; aged between 7 - 8 months on arrival. She was seen wandering alone by guests 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 in Nairobi. 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.

Mulika and Solango  Mulika and Solango

Mulika had a loving and gentle little character at the Nursery, not overly fond of humans, but always very fond of "Nasalot" who slept in the next door to her at night. We are so delighted that now, as adults, these two friends still roam together in the same ex-orphan herd led by Yatta near Ithumba, both with their own first wild born calves, Mwende and Nusu.

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