At the foothills of Mt. Kenya there is a community area known as 'Wathi' near Sagana which lies within the traditional migratory route of the Mt. Kenya population of elephants, who since time immemorial have used this route to reach other ranges and fraternize with friends who live further afield. However, this area is very densely populated by the Kikuyu people, whose livelihood is agriculturally based, and who have been driven to protecting their crops by surrounding them with electric fencing.
14 years old
1 March 2008
Mount Kenya Region, Sagana area
Date of Birth (approximate)
7 July 2007
Man-made cause for separation
Age at Rescue
7 months old (approx)
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Kenia and Godoma scratching
Kenia and Pika Pika
Tamiyoi on the left and Kenia on the right
Kenia at the water trough
Pika Pika with Kenia
Kenia and Ndii with Pika Pika