Samstag, 8. Februar 2020

Bye Bye Big Tim

Big Tim dies at the age of fifty of natural causes. This goes ahead to prove that our rangers are doing a great deal at protecting our wildlife, as much as it is a huge loss losing Tim we are glad it was from natural causes.

Big Tim’s carcass was found at the foot of the snowcapped peak of Mt Kilimanjaro in the Amboseli National Park. Usually only large bull elephants like Tim grow their tusks long enough to reach this acclaimed status. Tim was named by researches who called the elephant in the family heard monitoring by the same letter to help identify them; Tim like his mother Trista and his grandmother Teresia were all members of the “T” heard.

Big Tim’s carcass is being transported to the National Museum of Kenya where it will be prepared and preserved for education and exhibition purposes. This esteemed giant once survived an attack that left a tip of a spear embedded in his shoulder before Kenya Wildlife Services rangers found him.
Elephant families are matriarchal and males are solitary once they reach sexual maturity but Tim was always welcome to the heard in the company of females and their families. This just shows how special Tim was.

We hope that his legacy lives on and continues to inspire people to protect his kind, ELEPHANTS!
Did you know that elephants are the world’s largest land animal? Male African elephants can reach 3m tall and weigh between 4,000 -7,500kg and they can live up to 70 years!

Come have an adventure and spot more like Big Tim and others with us. Get in touch

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Freitag, 31. Januar 2020


In Kiswahili the whale shark is called “papa shillingi”, translating as shark covered in shillings. There is a local legend that God was so pleased when he created this beautiful fish, that he gave his angels handfuls of gold and silver coins to throw down from heaven onto its back. So it goes that whale sharks have their magical markings and swim near the surface, catching the sun on their backs, as a way of saying thank you to their maker.” EAWST says.

With record sightings as early as October 2019 continuing throughout November, 2020 should be an amazing combo of both October and November. Using a combination of spotter airplanes and waterproof drones that can land on water and film underwater. The East Africa Whale Shark Trust have maximized your chances to snorkel with these gentle giants as never before! They start on the 1st of February up until the 15th of May.

This 2020 research will focus on photo ID, length and gender since every shark has a different spot pattern just like the human fingerprint. EAWST have professional underwater photographers/videographers that will film participants swimming with the biggest fish in the world, combined with aerial shots from the drone. They also snorkel with encountered marine lie such as dolphins and manta rays while their spotter airplanes do turtle counts to collect data for future references.

Did you know that whale sharks grow upto 30 feet and can weigh more than 20 tones? These big fish are predominantly plankton feeders and their life pan ranges between 70 years to 100 years, crazy huh?

With 18 consecutive years, Bassen and his team have been running whale shark research expeditions in Diani. With this kind of experience you do not want to miss out on this adventure.

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