Amboseli National Park in Kenya

Amboseli National Park

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Amboseli National Park, formerly Maasai Amboseli Game Reserve is in Kajiado District, Rift Valley Province in Kenya. The park is 390 kmö (150 mi2) in size at the core of an 8,000 kmö (3,000 mi2) ecosystem that spreads across the Kenya-Tanzania border.

The park is famous for being the best place in Africa to get close to free-ranging elephants, and they have been the object for research since 40 years, supervised by Cynthia Moss.


2010: The elephant population has been relatively stable, with 1,087 individuals counted in the year 2000; 1,090 in 2002 and 967 in 2007 compared to the year 2010 population of 1,266.

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Amboseli National Park, Elephant Encyclopedia, Koehl, D. (2020), (available online at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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2020-08-14Some good news: an 'elephant baby boom' in one kenyan national park - Elephant News
2010-11-27Kenyan rangers gun down elephant poachers - Elephant News
2011-06-0840-year study finds elephants and humans are remarkably alike - Elephant News
2011-09-19Chinese demand revives ivory trade - Elephant News
2011-12-15Two albinistic elephants born in 2011, heres a short summary of white elephants i know. - Elephant News
2013-10-19Census shows increasing elephant population in kenya national park - Elephant News
2020-08-14Some good news: an 'elephant baby boom' in one kenyan national park - Elephant News

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