Monthly Archives: January 2008

Continuing Bai Activity

Eldridge entered the clearing alone yesterday afternoon with Scar Side absent from the clearing. The guard is over and Eldridge came in search of potential mating partners. Despite a high number of elephants approaching 170 yesterday Eldridge failed to find any other females in estrous. His presence dominated the bai and he was easily able […]

Musth Guard

Two days we arrived at the bai to see that one of our favorite males, Hilton, was present. He is interesting because he is only observed during the dry season and for many years would arrive in musth. This year however this is not the case and he is showing no sign of musth and […]

Dry Season Activity Increases

With the weather at its absolute driest the number of elephants is increasing in the clearing and now we are seeing an average of more than 130 individuals per day. These numbers are unprecedented and I believe the main influence on the elevated numbers at Dzanga may be a result of the increase in commercial […]

Bulls Return

Left Loop With the continuing dry season more holes have opened up in the clearing and for a few days more and more males have returned to Dzanga. A freak rain filled the favorite holes and this resulted in fewer males in the daylight hours. Now with a two week dry period new holes have […]

Bongo Spectacle

Today news that our local internet connection has been disconnected because of a billing issue. This is a place where there are always difficulties regarding technology and a lot of our time goes into trying to keep it all working. I’ll continue to write and when I have the opportunity the blogs will get posted. […]

Bongo Spectacle

Today news that our local internet connection has been disconnected because of a billing issue. This is a place where there are always difficulties regarding technology and a lot of our time goes into trying to keep it all working. I’ll continue to write and when I have the opportunity the blogs will get posted. […]

Dryer and dryer

Sorry for the lack of blogging, there have been some technical problems of connecting to the internet from this area of the Central African Republic. This will result in a lack of photos until we can suss out the problem. Despite the technical difficulties there are record numbers of elephant being sighted in Dzanga Clearing […]