Elephants 20-7-2017

Ol Ari Nyiro,
20 July 2017

A large elephant bull seen regularly on Ol Ari Nyiro.

A large elephant bull seen regularly on Ol Ari Nyiro.


“There is mystery behind that masked gray visage, an ancient life force, delicate and mighty, awesome and enchanted, commanding the silence ordinarily reserved for mountain peaks, great fires, and the sea.”

—Peter Matthiessen, The Tree Where Man Was Born


Welcome the Elephants back with the Rains


June / July have always been Elephant migratory seasons:

But, in this year of turmoil, more than in any other, I consider my large grey friends with reverence:

The elephants are back in Ole Ari Nyiro!

The elephants are back in Ol Ari Nyiro!


With the touching resilience of Elephants – sounds in the night, silent soft steps – in GREAT NUMBERS the vast shadows are back with the rains, to walk the paths of Ol Ari Nyiro once more, – the memory of which they have inherited from past generations of ancestors:
the End of the area Migration routes,
where they were born
where they came back to breed and -at the end of their long life- they will return to die, surrounded by the support of their clan and family.

I feel such a great affinity !

In Praise of the Elephants!


On the paths of Ol Ari Nyiro...

On the paths of Ol Ari Nyiro…

(sadly still confined in Nairobi)

Kuki Gallmann
Ol Ari Nyiro
Laikipia Nature Conservancy
Laikipia West
Mountain region

Peter Trevor, in Ol Ari Nyiro
With thanks



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