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Enkoyonai Pride

The Enkoyonai are the second main pride within the Olare Orok Conservancy. Named after the Enkoyonai Spring where the pride originated, these lions occupy the north western reaches of the conservancy. 

Details:

Last Update: February 2012

Pride Size: 23-28, including cubs

Known Individuals: 

3              Old Adult Female(s)
             
Old Adult Males(s) 
5              Adult Female(s)
2              
Adult Males(s)
3              
Subadult Females(s) 
             Subadult Males(s) 
9              Cubs(s) 

History:

The two males, Lolparpit and Olbarnoti have been pride males since 2007. Whilst they remain with the pride, the pair also spend time with the Moniko Pride. 

In 2009, the main Enkoyonai Pride consisted of five females and their seven cubs. Two of these are now subadult females, who tend to remain separate from the main pride. As of early 2012, the five females continue to form the core, and currently have nine cubs. 

Stability:

The pride holds a stable area focussed towards the north west of the conservancy. Although they have some overlap with the Moniko Pride, the two prides avoid each other.

The presence of several older females within the pride means that cubs have a good chance of survival, and the pride is often with cubs of several generations. 

The large size of the pride means that they are rarely seen together at the same time. The composition of each group varies, but certain lionesses are often seen together. Naibor, Nariku Inkgera, Naisiae, Eselenkei and Nashiapi usually form a group, whilst Namunyak, Nasieku and Naape are often seen separately with three older cubs. The two subadult females, Naini and Naisula are usually alone, sometimes accompanied by their brother Lemuanik.

 

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