Elephants’ extensive mineral digs along Lumemo trail

We are just back from 8 days of elephant dung surveys along and off the Lumemo trail having covered ~70km through mostly miombo woodland and grassland between two forest blocks- Matundu and Mwanihana. It appears that elephants use these areas and habitats just as much as they use the forests. Here, we documented the most extensive mineral digs we have thus far seen in Udzungwa. These sites have deep pits and elephant tusk marks, and piles of both recent and old dung suggesting heavy and frequent use. More soon!

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