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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11/28/2016 - The dependant orphans really enjoyed their lucerne today without disruption from any Ex Orphans. Laragai carried her pile away and went to hide. The rest started walking one by one to the bush.
Later Barsilinga was play fighting with Vuria whilst the other orphans were all busy browsing. The group hid under the shade as the sun beat down. Kithaka and Barsilinga spoke to each other and communicated for ages, they are still best friends which is so nice to see. Sirimon led the group to mudbath for their milk.
At the mudbath, Bongo, Laragai, Vuria and Boromoko played in the main mudbath vigorously. Then they walked to the next small pool of water and started wallowing there too. Teleki and Boromoko led the group back to the bush to browse.
When they were back browsing in the afternoon it started raining. They all started scratching on the rocks and trees around them as they took off the mud from their legs and bodies. Enkikwe was scratching his neck while Boromoko scratched his hind and Orwa watched both of them. Narok started rolling in the mud and Barsilinga, Bongo and Shukuru rolled in a different pool of water. It was lovely to watch all the orphans playing and being so happy and active. The group later walked back to the stockades for their evening milk.
Yatta’s Ex Orphan group came in to say hello again after some time away, since the rains broke. The group included Kinna, Mulika with Mwende, Ithumba, Meibai, Makena and others. Today we recorded 12mm of rainfall in the area.
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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