Abu Camp in Botswana

Abu Camp
Typecamp
Owner1990-2010: Randall Moore
2010-now: Paul Allen
Founded1990
First elephant arrived1990
AddressPrivate Bag 332
PlaceMaun
RegionThe Okavango Delta
CountryBotswana
Websitehttps://www.abucamp.com/

Head keepers
of elephants
2010-03-2010-10: Nathan Jamieson (killed by elephant 2020)
?2018-now: Wellington Jana
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1990: Founded as Abu Camp Elephant Back Safaris by Randall Moore.
2000-05-05: Ride Elephant Kills Handler in Botswana - A 27-year-old African bull elephant, Nyaka Nyaka, used by Elephant Back Safaris in Botswana (run by Randall Moore of the United States), charged and killed a 28-year-old safari guide, Andre Klocke, the safari company said Friday. Nyaka Nyaka was euthanized Friday on Moores orders.
2010 october: One of the elephants killed elephant trainer Nathan Jamieson from Australia.
2010: Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen bought Abu Camp from Randall Moore.
2016-12-15: From the end of this month, no elephants will be permitted to be ridden in Botswana. Abu Camp, the only facility that allowed elephant back riding in the country, has been directed to terminate its elephant back safaris. Also the website http://www.elephantbacksafaris.com/ was later terminated
2018: Motlotlo was born in January 2018. He is the firstborn of Lorato, which makes him Kitimetse’s grandson and Naledi’s half-nephew. Motlotlo’s name means ‘Pride’ or ‘Proud’ in Setswana.

2018: Video with elephants and manager Wellington Jana (Note: observe elephant behaviour at 1.18)

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Abu Camp, Elephant Encyclopedia, Koehl, D. (2020), (available online at https://www.elephant.se/location2.php?location_id=968). (archived at the Wayback machine)

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Abu Camp on elephant-news.com

Abu Camp is mentioned on Elephant News:

DateNameLinks which opens in new window
New baby "love" at abu camp in botswana's okavango delta - Elephant News
2010-10-23Elephant in fatal attack on australian - Elephant News
2016-12-15Botswana bans elephant-back rides - Elephant News


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