Elephant Count

In February an extensive elephant count was carried out within the total Tsavo eco-system by KWS and IFAW amongst other concerned donors. Despite the dreadful drought of 2009 and the increased poaching incidents the great news is that Elephant numbers are on the rise with over 12,500 counted.

In LUMO we have noticed an increase in tusk size and numbers of elephant who stay longer. Is this perhaps due to a feeling of safety in our sanctuary?

We hope so, as it brings so much pleasure to our guests, but it will also bring a huge challenge as to how the sanctuary bush and trees can cope with increased Elephant numbers.

If any of you know of an organisation with funding and experience it would be very interesting to learn what is happening, why and what are the likely consequences.