Thursday, 24 December 2015
Forest Elephants in Gabon
Another Gabon film, here a family of wild forest elephant in Loango national Park, Gabon, eat mango and just be elephants. Mother, calf and infant. Savannah or bush (Loxodonta africana) and forest Loxodonta cyclotis) have recently been split into two species. The forest species is heavily poached due to the superior ivory and lack of protection within the dense forests it makes home across the Congo basin.
John) Matthew Stritch is a Zoologist traveling to some of the more remote locations on the planet. Having spent nine months studying wild bonobos Matt then went on to be a safari guide in South Africa. He has also worked in Mauritius as warden of world renowned Round Island and more recently he has been habituating lowland gorilla in Gabon. Matt has an interest in animal behaviour, film making, photography and writing. His first book: "A Zoologists Stumbling's in Africa: How to Habituate a Bonobo" is about his time in the jungles of the Democratic Republic of Congo.