Captivating “Cave Elephants” in Kenya Carry on Centuries Old Tradition Searching For Salt on Cave Walls Leaving Their “Tusk Art” Behind
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Captivating “Cave Elephants” in Kenya Carry on Centuries Old Tradition Searching For Salt on Cave Walls Leaving Their “Tusk Art” Behind

A captivating and unique occurrence takes place on the Uganda Kenya border involving elephants. At Kitum Cave, “one of five named ‘elephant caves‘ of Mount Elgon” elephants have, “for centuries,” been discovered deep inside. On a mission, they work hard, scratching the walls of the cave with their tusks (“tusk art“) effectively “mining” the salt they so love … Continue reading »

The Elephant Whisperer:  My Life With the Herd in the African Wild by Lawrence Anthony with Graham Spence: Book Review Essay Part 3 : Meet the Elephants!
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The Elephant Whisperer: My Life With the Herd in the African Wild by Lawrence Anthony with Graham Spence: Book Review Essay Part 3 : Meet the Elephants!

Meet the Elephants! NANA: Matriarch named in honor of Lawrence’s “mum” Regina, that name which she is affectionately known by her grandchildren. Nana’s sister (Mnumzane’s mother) had been the matriarch of this herd of “highly disturbed elephants” (ch. 2) before “she and her baby had been shot during the capture in Mpumalanga, their former home, … Continue reading »

Roi : Elephant of the Week at The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust : Too Cute
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Roi : Elephant of the Week at The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust : Too Cute

Name: ROI Date of Birth: Friday 27 December 2013 Gender: Female Where:  The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Nursery   Nairobi Kenya Africa ROI: Too Cute For Photos see them at: The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust   On a crisp day in October a baby elephant was sighted and photographed by a wayfarer in the Olare Orok Conservancy … Continue reading »