baby elephants in amboseli

The Amboseli Elephant Trust has recorded a bumper year for elephant calves in 2020. Thanks mainly to record rains in 2018 and 2019, just over 226 elephant calves were born in 2020. The last baby boom was in 2012 where 201 calves were born. In a typical year around 50 to 100 births would be expected.

As well as high rainfall providing a rich habitat, conservation partners including the Kenya Wildlife Service, The Amboseli Trust for Elephants, Big Life Foundation and the Olgulului Game Scouts have worked hard to secure the ecosystem. As a result, there were no incidents of poaching in 2020.