Rain at last

Sun, 2010-01-03 08:45 by cmoss
Elephants walking at Olodoare

I just got word from Amboseli that the research camp received 30mm (over an inch) of rain last night. This is the first good rain that has fallen in the center of Amboseli since last April. More rains continue to fall outside the Park and there is already fresh, new grass for the wildlife in those areas. I think we can now say the drought is over.

Rain at last

Sat, 2010-01-09 11:29 by chrstnmcbt

Thank goodness - after seeing many dead and dying animals in Sept 08 it is a relief to know that the strongest/ fittest willl survive.


Wed, 2010-01-06 22:21 by niall anderson

Brilliant news and a fantastic photo - thank you, Cynthia.


Wed, 2010-01-06 19:31 by Shuger66

This is wonderful, what a great pic...elephants walking in water, I'm so relieved. I am coming for a visit after I finish my masters degree in 18 months! I think it is extremely important to have things to look forward to but this will be more than a mere vacation or a 'reward'...it will be an experience of a lifetime. Can anyone tell me anything about the Ol Tukai Lodge in Amboseli and the best time to come? Thanks so much everyone for keeping us all updated!

Noella :)

Most welcomed news

Mon, 2010-01-04 16:07 by Anna Martinsson

The most welcomed and wanted news many of us have waited for, hopefully a good sign for the new year and indeed the new decade. I am looking forward to the upcoming update about Echo's family, hopefully the new rains will bring them togetherness, stability and eventually some new found Elephant happiness (their trade mark) !.. Wishing you all the best for 2010..

Love that Rain

Sun, 2010-01-03 21:19 by Donna

Wonderful news! I'm so happy.


Sun, 2010-01-03 19:11 by hge

Happy New Year!

Great news

Sun, 2010-01-03 16:39 by Alison1962

Thankyou Cynthia,
This is great news, may it continue to rain and the grass grow again. I am
planning to return in March and now hope to see the park a happier place for all. Alison.

Thank Heaven

Mon, 2010-01-04 10:56 by 4echo

Best wishes to Cynthia and entire ATE team.
Can we please have a update on Echo's family?
Do you think there will be a DVD of 13 epsodes "Echo, Queen of the Elephants"?


Mon, 2010-01-04 13:32 by cmoss

I will be posting an update on Echo's family as soon as we've seen the whole family. When I was in Amboseli at Christmas I saw part of the family--13 members including Echo's daughters Enid, Eliot, Ebony and Esprit. We know that five of the calves have died but no other adults after Echo.

I'm trying to find out what the status of DVD production is. Since the 13-part series was not shown in the US I doubt it will be available there although it may become available in other countries. I would guess that Animal Planet would issue a DVD of the two-hour special in the US. As soon as I find out I will let you know.


Sat, 2010-01-16 12:28 by 4echo

Thank you, Cynthia.
I can't wait to see the 13-part series on DVD. I'm able to watch DVD made by other countries.
Please keep us posted.

Thank you!

Wed, 2010-01-06 19:34 by Shuger66

Thanks Cynthia, I live in Canada and although we get Animal Planet I have yet to see any listings for the 13 part series so I will be looking for the DVD to be released. Another wonderful addition to my growing library on elehpants that I watch again and again.


Happy New Year indeed

Sun, 2010-01-03 09:25 by Keith

Thanks for the GREAT news, Cynthia. It's still not v much, but it's something for the animals (and people) to get going with. Let's hope for lots more in the weeks to come.

Wonderful News!

Sun, 2010-01-03 15:47 by clm1950

Wonderful News!

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