Wednesday 26 May
7.30pm via Zoom
‘Going Under Ground:
The Cave Mining Elephants of Mt Elgon’
an illustrated talk via Zoom by
‘Mt Elgon, an extinct volcano straddling the Kenya/Uganda border, is home to a unique population of elephants. Consuming a montane vegetation made low in minerals by the leaching effect of heavy rainfall, elephants travel upto 150m in to the mountain to “mine” the mineral rich volcanic rock. The talk will also explore the wider natural and cultural history of the the mountain and the fascinating theories as to how the caves might have been formed.