Blogs

Jemima's Albino Elephant Calf

Sat, 2011-12-17 12:35 by bntawuasa

Albino baby elephant first sighting by the Amboseli Elephant Research team in Amboseli National Park. Notice the white hair especially on the head and tail, pale skin and pinkish ears.

Click here to see the video.

Albino calf born to the JB family

Tue, 2011-12-13 10:39 by nsayialel
Walking to the swamp Calf and mother - Jemima

Today marks the last day of fieldwork with Graeme Shannon and Karen McComb on the elephant cognition project, which has involved using playback experiments to study social and ecological knowledge among elephant family groups. Back in May 2007 at the beginning of the project, one of the first groups that Graeme and I spotted were the JBs, and Jemima the matriarch had a new female calf that was less than a week old - named Julep. Now, 4.5 years later, we saw the JB family once again, and this time with two new calves.

Film and Photos of the new calves!

Wed, 2011-11-23 14:08 by Vicki
Cerise and her 2011 daughter

hi everyone,

Thanks for your patience; we're delighted to be able to share some images of our new arrivals, via our YouTube channel Amboseli Trust, and on our Facebook page.

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.

The Baby Boom Is Beginning!

Sun, 2011-10-16 06:05 by Vicki
Qumquat with her tiny newborn daughter, flanked protectively by her elder daughters. As the KA family approach, the QBs cluster defensively around the new calf.

The entire team is starting to feel sorry for some of our females; the most heavily pregnant ladies are starting to look quite tired. Not surprising when you consider that in a 22-month gestation, calves do a final growth spurt in the last month or so of pregnancy.

Wangari and us...

Wed, 2011-09-28 10:07 by hcroze
Wangari opening Karura Cristina...

Prof. Wangari Maathai's passing has stunned us all. Purity Waweru, our Office Manager, said she has lost her role model. Cynthia Moss said on the ATE FaceBook page, "This is a great loss to Kenya and the world. She was an amazing woman; we must all try to follow in her footsteps."

Kenya rounds up elephants to ease trouble with humans

Sat, 2011-09-24 16:32 by Hans

By Otto Bakano (AFP)

Read the complete article

NAROK, Kenya — Kenyan rangers on Thursday began relocating 50 rampaging elephants to the renowned Maasai Mara game reserve to stem rising human deaths and property destruction in outlying villages.

New IFAW Blog Entry Live: The Enigmatic EA Elephants

Sat, 2011-09-10 11:53 by Vicki
Pretty Elkana adopts a typical EA posture - head buried in the Phoenix palms.... ...before, ears flapping happily, she opts for what I like to call the "takeaway" option

I decided to write this month's blog entry about the EAs quite a few weeks ago. Imagine my disappointment then when I couldn't find them, even to take any photos to put up here on the website. As you'll see from the blog post, not getting data on the EA family is something I'm learning to live with, but they just spent about a week right in the centre of Longinye swamp, where any photos I took would just be dark grey blobs on a sea of green.