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Amboseli Trust

An Elephant Named Tim

Carl Safina | Posted 06.28.2013 | Green
Carl Safina

Tim, an exceptionally impressive male elephant, is 43-years-old. Because males wander, Tim has not been seen for weeks. Now he is here, and he is in a heightened breeding condition called musth, dribbling a pungent-scented urine that tells the ladies and the guys alike that he's the man.

When Elephants Kill Cows

Carl Safina | Posted 06.18.2013 | Green
Carl Safina

When elephants kill cows, men kill elephants. Which makes elephants who've witnessed such encounters more inclined to kill more cows and more men. It's like primitive tribal tit-for-tat warfare that never ends.