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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6/29/2015 - As the gates opened for the juniors, the ex-orphans emerged from the southern side of the stockade and met with the juniors at the stockade compound. Bongo opened up his day’s activities by engaging Vuria in a strength testing exercise. As Mutara led the way, Chyulu escorted Lemoyian to the browsing field and Lemoyian spend some time soil dusting under the watchful eye of Chyulu.
The rest of the ex-orphans remained at the stockade compound. Makena engaged meibai in a pushing game as Napasha played with Nasalot. Wendi tested her strength with Buchuma and later Buchuma surrendered. Moments later, four wild dogs emerged from the nearby bushes coming to drink water. Sunyei spotted the dogs and walked to meet them so as to bar them from the water trough. The wild dogs defied Sunyei's threats and continued approaching the trough.
Loijuk was watching the drama from a distance and she couldn't fathom why the wild dogs were defying Sunyei. With her ears raised and all set to teach the wild dogs a lesson, loijuk trumpeted and went for the dogs at a full speed. Lualeni joined in to support her friend and when the wild dogs looked at the speed at which loijuk was approaching the poor dogs abandoned their mission and ran for their dear life.
At mud bath time, the weather was chilly and only Bongo and Laragai managed to have a mud bath. Lemoyian and Kithaka had a misunderstanding and opted to settle it through pushing one another. In the afternoon Olare and her group checked in at the stockade and left shortly later after taking enough water.
Latest Photos of MAKENA:
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|Angela Sheldrick with Makena September 2005|
photo taken on 6/24/2008
|Narripi leading Makena
photo taken on 9/23/2005
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