This picture was taken by Augustine Ajuoga, the warden in charge of the Salient area of the Aberdares. ‘There were actually four cubs on the road, but by the time i got my camera out, two had run off. it is a rare sighting’, he informed us. It is always great to see the wildlife […]
This sub adult elephant seems to have beaten the odds by surviving with only 3-legs, and so far, is coping well. The disability does not appear to have been caused by any obvious external injury. Indeed, there is speculation that it could be a congenital defect.
According to natural history, elephants are known to give birth to one calf. The oldest female always leads the group-(matriarch). Upon the death of the matriarch the next oldest female takes the lead. At the age of around ten to twelve years, female elephants reach sexual maturity and after a gestation period of 20-22 months […]