Among the Elephants Blog

October 9, 2000
Baby Elephants Die
by Elizabeth Derryberry


Princeton graduate, Elizabeth Derryberry has recently joined our team up in Samburu for a three month preliminary study in preparation for her PhD. Here are some of her field notes for October: Sadly, the first thing I have to report is two elephant deaths. Two young calves, a one-year old and about a three-year old, were found three days ago. Both appear to have been killed by lions. Several German tourists reported the carcass of the older calf to us, and when we arrived there were ...

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November 30, -0001
The Saga of Omondi
Save the Elephants


Omondi is one of the bull elephants we have been tracking in Kenya’s Maasai Mara since 2011 in partnership with the Mara Elephant Project. He was named after Patrick Omondi, the Kenya Wildlife Service stalwart who leads Kenya’s delegation to the UN Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES). At the beginning of May the very threat that Patrick Omondi has devoted his life to fighting saw Omondi the elephant speared in the side. His tracks show that he moved ...

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