Cave Elephants

Underground Elephants Resurface

"The lure of salt draws a special group of elephants to a place they are rarely found — deep underground. For thousands of years, Kitum Cave at the base of Mount Elgon in Kenya has been the personal salt mine for these African elephants. One generation teaches the next the secrets of the cave, despite the horrific memory of poachers who attacked their ancestors at the very mouth of this sacred place, reducing their herd from over 1,000 to just over 100. So under the cover of night — out of sight and fearful of harm at the hands of humans — the elephants journey to the cave to cure their salt cravings. "(...)

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