Great Tusker, Balachu, refuses to move in the direction KWS Pilot, Anthony tries to guide him in. Chief Veterinarian, Dr. Poghon monitors Balachu from the air, waiting for the tranquilliser dart that he had administered only moments before to take effect. This usually takes around 7 minutes, however Balachu and other large bulls on this operation were an exception and took slightly longer before going down.
Balachu is one of the twenty ‘at risk’ elephants fitted with a GPS tracking collar across the Tsavo ecosystem. Nine out of the twenty elephants were found with arrow and spear wounds caused by human - elephant conflict emphasising the importance of this operation and the need for the invaluable data that these collars provide. With the substantial growth of infrastructure and human population across the area, the understanding of elephant movements and their behaviour is vital in order to protect these magnificent giants.
The SEA ACT bill could soon be reaching the House of Representatives for a vote and if it were to pass it could have serious consequences; The bill would make it easier to conduct seismic air surveys, disturbing and further putting the seriously endangered northern right whale (only 500 of them left!) and other marine life at greater risk of extinction.
Stand up for your oceans friends, who cannot speak up for themselves and urge your legislators to vote no at secure.wcs.org/campaign/SEA-act-marine-mammals
How many turtles can we fit into one video!? The dive site turtle point is a cleaning station for green sea turtles. They come here and have little cleaner fish pick off any algae or parasites that may be growing. This is why they always look so perfect in photos!
Diving out of @mantadivegilit
What beautiful animals Red Foxes are...and not just their appearance. They have such personalities and are wonderful parents!! Nothing more beautiful than seeing them raise their young! Have an awesome weekend all... #foxyfriday 🦊🦊