DSWT Aerial Surveillance Unit June Report

Published on the 24th of July, 2015

Widespread rain refilled waterholes in many parts of Tsavo on the 1st of June, which carried water through much of the month before starting to dry out

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Widespread rain refilled waterholes in many parts of Tsavo on the 1st of June, which carried water through much of the month before starting to dry out. 

Fresh vegetation in southern parts of Tsavo West and East attracted huge numbers of elephants with congregations of 500 or more in multiple locations.

A number of elephant carcasses were sighted during the month, whilst 3 elephants sadly lost their lives when they were struck by a speeding train.

Some rare sightings during the month included 16 Hirola between Satao and Aruba, a large flock of nesting vultures, and on one occasion, 13 rhinos in one flight.

You can read more about the activities of our Aerial Surveillance Unit in our monthly report: