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Amboseli Trust for Elephants

The Amboseli Elephant Research Project is the longest study of wild elephants in the world. We work to understand the lives and ensure the future of 1,500 elephants in the Amboseli ecosystem fed by the waters of Kilimanjaro.

Lions before breakfast

Tue, 2007-07-10 06:58 by hcroze · Forum/category:

Ten lions chasing zebra in front of Cynthia's tent makes an exciting start to the day.

Echo back in Amboseli

Sat, 2007-06-30 09:23 by bntawuasa · Forum/category:

We didn't talk about it much, but we were getting worried: Echo hadn't been seen for nearly 3 weeks. But now she's back in the Park. What a relief!

Some of her EB family members had been spotted, but not the grand old matriarch. And she's such a homebody, usually not venturing more than a few kilometers from the centre of her range which is more or less where the Elephant Research Camp is located. We feared that she might have been hit in the spate of spearing attacks over the past month.

A 'plague' of rats in Amboseli

Mon, 2007-06-25 04:13 by hcroze · Forum/category:

If it's not one thing, it's another.

The ecosystem constantly has its knocks: too little rain, elephants getting speared, too many permanent settlements crowding the park boundary ... This dry season it's also rats!

Elephants stuck in a well

Sun, 2007-05-27 10:41 by bntawuasa · Forum/category:

On the evening of the 19th May 2007, some Maasai from Meshenani called the elephant research office and left a message that there was an elephant stuck in a well at Lake Conch. We couldn't get in touch with the person who left the message since he never left his contacts, and it was very late to launch a search party.