Sana Sana was thus named because our Keepers, who rescued her from Namunyak Conservancy in northern Kenya, had to negotiate convincingly to have her rescued. “Sana”, in Swahili means ‘very much’. In her situation there were conflicting opinions - individuals desperate to save her and rescue her and Conservancy Management who preferred her to remain in case she could be assimilated into a wild herd.
4 years old
19 May 2016
Samburu, Namunyak Conservancy
Date of Birth (approximate)
24 July 2015
Age at Rescue
9 months old (approx)
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Sana Sana joins the wild bulls for a drink
Sana Sana leading Ndiwa and Mundusi to mudbath
Sana Sana relaxing under a tree
Sana Sana leading the way home
Sana Sana with grass on her head.
Esampu, Roi, Garzi and Sana Sana having a mud bath.
Sana Sana enjoying a drink of water with a wild bull.
Sana Sana greeting Lulu who is standing near her mum Lualeni.