Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Elephants in our backyard

It is about that time of the year when elephants are all over Merrueshi area. The elephants are migrating between Chyulu hills and Amboseli National Park. We made sure there is enough water in the troughs for them. Otherwise the elephants could rip out pipes or insert their trunk into the water cistern. We love these beasts but they can be dangerous if you don't yield them. With so much increased poaching activities in Kenya we are on a look out for any suspicious activities in the area. We are committed to protecting our wildlife for the sake of our great grand children.

Animals are killed daily by road traffic

The loss of wildlife and livestock to road traffic in Merrueshi area is alarming. 

Animals are killed nearly every day by road traffic in the newly built Emali-Loitokitok highway. 

The problem was less before the new highway. Unfortunately there aren’t many animal-crossing signs along the highway. 

Maasai Simba Camp is looking for financial resources to install animal crossing signs along Emali-Loitokitok highway and reduce the number of animals killed by road traffic every week. Merrueshi is a major wildlife corridor between Amboseli National Park/ Chyulu Hills National Park and Tsavo West Game Reserve. We believe that animal crossing signs will reduce the number of animals killed every week. Let us know if you or someone you know is interested in sponsoring animal sign project in Merrueshi area.

Below are pictures of animals killed by road traffic in Merrueshi area. Some photos are not suitable for children viewing.

This janet cat was killed by a car 5 kilometers away from Maasai Simba Camp