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Look Out For Elephant Damage

Cara Giaimo
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One of the best parts of traveling in East Africa is how possible it is to just stumble upon an elephant. If you feel like being a bit more proactive, though, you can keep an eye out for clues. When elephants come through an area, for whatever reason – aggression, social displays, to expose the tasty roots – they tend to go a little crazy on the woody vegetation (they’ve actually transformed much of Amboseli National Park from woodland to grassland over the years). Look out for newly broken branches, munched-on acacia bark, and overturned trees, and odds are you’ll come across an elephant or ten fairly soon.


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