The elephants of Amboseli National Park, a population of just over 1,000, have been the subject of an in-depth Scientific behavioural study for over 28 years, in which the life of the different family groups, the birth of their babies, and any deaths, are closely monitored and recorded. This has been a very important Scientific study, which has illustrated the very human aspect and emotions of the elephants, something the Scientific community previously resisted acknowledging, for to do so would label them as 'anthropomorphic' in other words, only humans have been so endowed. Another important factor that makes the Amboseli population of elephants unique is that it is the only elephant population on the entire African Continent that has not been fragmented by poaching for the Ivory Trade. In Amboseli, magnificent high ranking bulls over 50 years in age, carrying huge tusks still exist, as do elderly Matriarchs who are grandmothers and even great grandmothers with intact family units to illustrate natural behaviour patterns not seen elsewhere.
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31 years old
15 September 1989
Amboseli Ecosystem, Amboseli National Park
Date of Birth (approximate)
1 March 1989
Age at Rescue
6 months old (approx)
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Edo relaxing at the stockades
Edo browsing at the stockades
Edo visits the stockade
Edo one of the big boys
The babies follow Edo
Dika and Edo visit the orphans up at the stockade
Mukwaju greets Edo