Immortalised in Cynthia’s book, Elephant Memories, the Ts remain close to our hearts.
The largest and most dominant family in Amboseli, the VAs have been fiercely successful.
Wise Xanthippe and her crew are great friends with the RA family, but this friendship has caused us some confusion.
Not surprisingly the ZA family was one of the last families to be identified as the elephant families are categorized into alphabetical order.
Close friends of the BB family, the UAs have always been small but have successfully raised several handsome males.
The WAs have shown us how strong elephant friendships can be, through their long association with the MA family.
The YAs have always been a small family but they are hanging in there, and we are very fond of them.
“Elephants form deep bonds with each other, which last for decades. Elephant survival is strongly affected by access to the social and ecological knowledge that older elephants hold; where to go, what to eat, how to avoid danger.”- Dr. Cynthia Moss