Last night the patrol post at Bukima was visited by a herd of elephants. It was very dark and we could not see them, but the sounds of them trumpeting and crashing through the forest was impressive. We see a lot of signs left behind by elephants in the Mikeno Sector, but we almost never see them.
Unlike the elephants further north in Kabaraza and Rwindi (see map) these forest elephants have not been heavily poached for ivory. There are less than 200 elephants now left in the park, so the Mikeno Sector is an important haven for them and the Rangers will do their best to keep it that way.