Very sad news. I just learned that Kenya’s largest elephant has been killed by poachers. In 2010 I stayed at the Satao Camp in Tsavo East and photographed a number of the large elephants. I’m not sure if I ever saw or photographed the big one named Satao, but will attach an image I made at the waterhole at Satao Camp.
I’ve seen this quote credited to Elephants Awara Masai Mara and/or Mark Deeble
“I am appalled at what that means – that the survival skills that the bull has painstakingly learned over half a century have been rendered useless by the poachers’ use of mass-produced Chinese goods; GPS smart-phones, cheap motorcycles and night vision goggles.
I think the old bull knows that poachers want his tusks, and I hate that he knows.
More than anything, I hate the thought that poachers are now closing in on one of the world’s most iconic elephants.”
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How horrific! I think it’s appalling if true that KWS is covering up the real numbers of the carnage and poaching, and hope they come clean and get more help to protect the Elephants.
Deborah, Thanks for your thoughts and concerns and for visiting my blog.