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Umani Springs - Behind the Scenes

All of Kenya’s wild spaces hold their own magic, but the Kibwezi Forest is a true gem. Like a spectacular emerald, it sits nestled between the rolling foothills of the Chyulu Hills with the vast plains of the Amboseli ecosystem beyond, and Tsavo stretching east. As one of Kenya’s last remaining groundwater forests, this habitat is lush much of the year thanks to the Umani Springs. This network of springs percolates through the forest floor, serving as a precious life force for all manner of creatures. Among the Kibwezi Forest’s residents are 14 very special orphaned elephants — individuals who have overcome the most tragic, formidable circumstances to be here today....

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The Human-Elephant Connection

As we embark on the holiday season, family takes centre stage. I have always had a rather eclectic family, both two-footed and four. My husband, Robert, and sons, Taru and Roan, but also an extended group of loved ones and the unique privilege of calling elephants family, just as my mother did before me....

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The rescue of Kinyei

On 4th July 2018, a group was on a game drive in Ol Kinyei Conservancy in the Mara. They were watching a pride of Lions, an exciting and most welcome sight on safari, when they spotted something amiss: a tiny elephant calf, alone and wandering precariously close to the pride. She was skirting in and out of the bush, but as soon as the lions felt compelled, she would have made very easy prey. ...

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Aerial Surveillance Report for October 2020

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Amboseli Mobile Veterinary Unit Report for October 2020

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Mara Mobile Veterinary Unit Report for October 2020

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Meru Mobile Veterinary Unit Report for October 2020

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Mount Kenya Mobile Veterinary Unit Report for October 2020

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Tsavo Mobile Veterinary Unit Report for October 2020

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SWT/KWS Chyulu De-Snaring Report for October 2020

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SWT/KWS Burra De-Snaring Report for October 2020

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SWT/KWS Chyulu Mobile De-Snaring Report for October 2020

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SWT/KWS Ithumba De-Snaring Report for October 2020

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SWT/KWS Kenze De-Snaring Team Report for October 2020

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SWT/KWS Meru De-Snaring Report for Meru 2020

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