The following is
information on the Elephant Orphan
named: MAKENA (foster
||Age on Arrival
||Reason for being
|| Friday, August 12, 2005
||Ol Ari Nyiro Ranch - now called Laikipia Nature Conservancy - Western Laikipia
||7 weeks old
||Found alone and abandoned by Kudu Dam on Ol Ari Nyiro Ranch, not known whether she is a victim of human wildlife conflict, or poaching by the Pokot tribe
||Man Made Cause for Separation
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Most Recent Keeper's Diary Entry:
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9/3/2014 - Mulika with her baby Mwende, Orok, Sunyei, Tomboi, Lenana, Makena, Kijana and thirteen wild elephants came to the stockade early before dawn and waited for the keepers to re fill the water trough with the water bowser truck.
At six o'clock in the morning, the dependent orphans were let out immediately after they had taken their milk. Mulika and her group joined the orphans feeding on the lucerne as the wild elephants settled for water. Shukuru decided to join the bulls for water but was surprised when she was chased away by one of them as she drew close to the water trough. When she was turned away, Shukuru went some few meters from the water trough and began to throw dust on her hiding her humiliation.
At around seven o'clock in the morning, the bulls left after having their full, and Mulika and her team then finally got their chance to drink uninterrupted.
By mud bath time the sun was extremely hot and Laragai was first in the mud bath enjoying the cold mud. It didn't take long before Vuria, Teleki, Narok, Bongo and Shukuru joined in. Laragai charged out of the mud hole playing with Teleki and encouraging some fun and games in the water. Orwa and Kainuk were busy scratching on the nearby acacia tree as Garzi rolled in the hard earth near to where the visitor’s concrete bench is.
Latest Photos of MAKENA:
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|Angela Sheldrick with Makena September 2005|
photo taken on 6/24/2008
photo taken on 9/23/2005
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