Latest Amboseli National Park Stories

Elephants Distinguish Threat Level From People Based On Language
2014-03-11 12:53:07

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study suggests that elephants are able to detect which humans pose a threat based on their voice and language. Researchers at the University of Sussex studied family groups of African elephants in Amboseli National Park in Kenya. They discovered that elephants can actually distinguish which ethnic groups are likely to cause harm to the herd by identifying the languages being used. During the study, the team played sound...

2009-07-08 10:25:00

Long-term declines of elephants, giraffe, impala and other animals in Kenya are occurring at the same rates within the country's national parks as outside of these protected areas, according to a study released this week."This is the first time we've taken a good look at a national park system in one country, relative to all of the wildlife populations across the whole country," said David Western, an adjunct professor of biology at UC San Diego and the founding executive director of the...

2005-08-25 07:13:38

By Garrick Anderson NAIROBI (Reuters) - George Simiyu was driving for a Kenyan minister when he was laid off in 2004, leaving his family without a reliable source of income. A year later, he picked up a job ferrying tourists from Nairobi's international airport to a local hotel and guiding them on excursions through Nairobi National Park. "I lost my job and everything for me stopped," he said outside the airport, recalling how he had to take his children out of school and struggled...

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