Tag: Elephant Behavior

Crooked Tusks

Tusks are teeth. Elephants and their ancestors developed these elongated incisors for a variety of reasons, from digging dirt for salt and water and pealing bark for food to establishing themselves as […]

A Lot of Bull

Male elephants, called bull elephants, reach puberty around age 13, and leave the comfort of the breeding herd to head out on their own to propagate the species. Until recently, it was […]

Reaching Our Goals

Maasai Mara, February 2013:  Located in southwest Kenya, the Maasai Mara boasts vast acacia-dotted grasslands and riverine forests that support world-famous concentrations of animals. Sometimes you are surrounded by animals as far […]

Samburu Elephants

Samburu (National Reserve in northern Kenya) is one beautiful expanse of grassy, acacia-covered desert, surrounded by mountains and divided by the palm-fringed Ewaso Ng’iro River.  One of my favorite memories is reflected […]

Migration

Migration is a natural part of an elephant’s life. Once, their migratory routes took them thousands of miles in search of nourishing habitat.  With the advent of large human populations, their routes […]