Photo gallery for New IFAW Blog Online. Elephant Research: The Rules of Engagement

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Tolstoy in musth - he's one of the largest bulls in the Park at the moment, drawn in to seek females in oestrus. Born in 1971 he was just a year old when Cynthia started studying the elephants here in Amboseli.

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New IFAW Blog Online. Elephant Research: The Rules of Engagement

Sat, 2011-05-07 13:06 by Vicki

Hi Everybody,

Greetings from Amboseli. The IFAW blog is now live - click here for the story. Here are some images to accompany the story, which is mainly about how elephants interact with us. I've also included some pictures of them interacting with each other, which is after all what the study is really about!

After my last blog unfortunately the rains didn't last: although there has been fairly good rainfall outside the Park in the wider ecosystem, we have had less than half of the rainfall we would expect for this time of year and it appears that the rains are ending. We are still hoping for a couple of late storms, but it may be November before we get more rain. For now however the elephants continue fat and healthy, and we have some females in oestrus that draw in big musth males from outside the Park. We will keep you posted.

Best wishes,

Vicki