Archive: May, 2013


One of our AERU volunteers, Sarah DeBruijn, caught this video of Fiela playing with her baby minder Lusanda out. Fiela has adjusted really well to her new baby minders and as you can see, they have a lot of fun with her as well.
May 29, 2013KEP1357


A group of exchange students from France recently visited the Park and so enjoyed their visit, that they wrote this for us to post for all those that understand French! Baptiste De Michiel:   "Nous sommes 3 étudiants français, venu de la ville de Nice en France. Durant ce séjour fascinant, nous ... Read More
May 27, 2013KEP1357



It’s another girl!

Congratulations to Tosha at Elephant of Eden who gave birth early this morning to a healthy and strong little girl. We are happy to report that mom and baby are both doing well.
May 21, 2013KEP1357



Happy Mothers Day

In celebration of Mothers Day, the KEP and AERU team created some edible bouquets for the ellie girls: Sally, being the matriarch, is the mother to the entire herd Nandi is a mother and grandmother Thandi a mother Keisha and Thato, well, they take their roles as allomother to Fiela very seriously.  Happy Mother's Day ... Read More
May 12, 2013KEP1357


Fiela is officially two months old already! She has piled on the kilograms, and is healthy and strong. She is slowly becoming more comfortable around the big elephants, and Thandi is showing interest in her, but not as much as Thato and Keisa. Fiela has also settled in really well with her ... Read More
May 5, 2013KEP1357


Posted by Christy Ullrich of National Geographic in A Voice for Elephants on April 24, 2013 ( Elephants may use a variety of subtle movements and gestures to communicate with one another, according to researchers who have studied the big mammals in the wild for decades. To the casual human observer, a curl of the trunk, a step backward, ... Read More
May 1, 2013KEP1357