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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.

The Baby Boom Continues...

Wed, 2012-02-22 13:02 by Vicki
ULR12 son of Ulrica, a week old, flaps his ears to cool off on the heat of the plain. Poppy and her 2011 daughter, born in December, cool off together

Here are some of my favourite images of our newest arrivals in Amboseli. The calves are doing well and we're nowhere near the end of the births yet.

Our 100th calf

Tue, 2012-02-07 15:24 by Vicki
Still pink, just four days old.

Geeta's new daughter gave us cause for celebration with her arrival at position 100.

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.

Seventy calves - and counting!!!

Fri, 2012-01-20 14:20 by Vicki
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I was thrilled today to find Risa with a new female calf, just outside our camp as I returned from the field. She is a particularly pretty little female, and when I came to my notes, I discovered she's baby number 70 in this baby boom.

I had to share just how sweet she is!

Photos by Croze

Fri, 2012-01-20 05:06 by hcroze
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Let me park links to some of my photos in this blog until I can get around to setting up a special website (at the moment 'croze.net' brings you here, as some visitors can see). Since many of the images are of elephants and Amboseli, it shouldn't be too much of an intrusion. Thanks for stopping by...

A busy start to 2012

Tue, 2012-01-17 14:05 by Vicki
On Dec 31st we found the lovely Enid with a new male calf, a lovely end to 2011. Barbara and Betts, her newest granddaughter in the BBs.

Hi everyone,

Well the ATE team has been kept incredibly busy during the first three weeks of 2012. The elephants have been in large groups, which keep us on our toes as we try to identify all the families and males present, as well of course as keeping track of all the new calves.

Here are some of my favourite shots of life in Amboseli over the past few weeks of the New Year.

With very best wishes for 2012, on behalf the of ATE team. We thank you for your support as we go into the 40th year of the project.

Vicki

Elephant poaching: 'Record year' for ivory seizures

Thu, 2011-12-29 22:01 by Hans

More elephant tusks were seized in 2011 than in any year since 1989, when the ivory trade was banned, international wildlife trade group Traffic says.

Read the complete article at BBC NEWS AFRICA

The group said elephants have had a "horrible year", with 23 tonnes of ivory seized - representing at least 2,500 dead animals.

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.