Wow! Seeing is believing- When Joseph Tuleto told me that there were elephants just 50m from his home I didn’t believe it. I asked him to get photos.
Throughout the day I got reports that elephants were calm, feeding quietly and when KWS were called and tried to move them on, they just stood there – quietly calmly and completely in defiance of the authorities! The five pachyderms attracted much interest and admiration from the community mostly because they were so calm.
It is incredible how close the elephants allowed people to come which suggests that these are not elephants from Shompole, but may in fact have come from Amboseli. We are going to ask Cynthia Moss and the folks at the Amboseli Trust for Elephants if they know who these guys are and why they have paid us a visit in Nairobi!
Thank you so much Joseph Tuleto for these photos