Thursday, 26 January 2017

Elephants Swim In Tsavo

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Elephants enjoying a refreshing swim at a waterhole in Tsavo East

A recent project involving the desilting of waterholes in Tsavo East has been extremely welcomed by the local wildlife. Most of the regularly visited waterholes slowly became shallower over time as sand, stone and dust made its way into them through soil and wind erosion.
With the support of KWS, a few conservation minded citizens undertook the task of restoring the waterholes for easing the water crisis during the dry periods. After a couple of waterpoints were desilted, deepened and refilled with fresh water using water bowsers, the wildlife quickly responded by visiting  to swim, drink and socialize.

Pictured above a family of adult elephants, seem to rediscover their youth as they swim and play joyfully at the Irima Waterhole.

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