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Mothers' Day Video

Sat, 2012-05-12 14:51 by cmoss

A couple of months ago I did an interview with the IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare) team that was visiting us. They are one of our major supporters. They happened to ask me about elephant mothers and calves and they have released the video for Mothers' Day in the US.

The EB Calves Know How to have Fun

Sat, 2012-03-03 08:46 by cmoss
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Echo's family, the EBs, have had seven new calves since November. Ebony, Eliot, Enid, Ella, Elettra, Echeri and Eleanor have given birth to six males and one female. Eliot has the female, but this calf more than holds her own with her male cousins.

100th Calf Has Arrived

Thu, 2012-02-02 06:26 by cmoss

Yesterday Katito Sayialel found four new born calves which brings the baby boom total to 102! Katito wins the prize and tonight we're all gathering to celebrate this amazing phenomenon.

Photos of the new calves will follow soon.

Happy Holidays to All Our Friends and Supporters

Sat, 2011-12-24 08:34 by cmoss
Kilimanjaro from our research camp

Here in Amboseli we're having a White Christmas!

Latest photos of albino calf

Fri, 2011-12-23 08:29 by cmoss
Jemima's calf follows close behind her He seems strong and healthy

I finally saw Jemima's white calf yesterday morning. I had been in Nairobi and couldn't wait to see him. I arrived in Amboseli two days ago. It's incredibly green and lush here--perfect conditions for the mothers of all the new calves. They have more than enough to eat to produce rich and nutritious milk.

Katito spotted the albino calf yesterday and directed me to him. He seems healthy and robust. We're a bit worried about sunburn but he seems ok for now.

Review of "The Amboseli Elephants"

Mon, 2011-11-21 08:37 by cmoss

We were very pleased, indeed, to read this rave review of our new book, "The Amboseli Elephants: A Long-Term Perspective on a Long-Lived Mammal". The review is by Alexander V. Georgiev from Harvard University and it appeared in the International Journal of Primatology. See the attachment.

Articles about ATE in African Geographic

Mon, 2011-11-07 15:27 by cmoss

Here in the attached PDF are two nice reports on some of the work we do as part of the Amboseli Trust for Elephants.

Cattle in Amboseli National Park

Wed, 2011-10-26 15:01 by cmoss
Elephants and cattle in close proximity

I know that finding cattle in the National Park has upset some of you. I want to discuss this phenomenon both in the present day and with some historical perspective. Several photos of cattle were posted on the Kenyans for Wildlife Facebook page. Those photos represent three different situations:
1) A view near the border of the Park; the cattle were actually outside the Park and the elephants were inside.

Whales and Elephants

Sun, 2011-09-04 07:23 by cmoss

I'm posting a link to a fascinating interview with Toni Frohof on whales. There is so much overlap in what she's looking at in whales and dolphins and what we're trying to understand in elephants that I thought it was worth posting this interview.

Ivory in China

Tue, 2011-08-30 17:16 by cmoss

A recent report by Esmond Bradley Martin and Lucy Vigne shows that at least 63% of ivory items for sale in China are illegal. See the article at: