Among the Elephants

Douglas-Hamilton, Iain and Oria

1975

Reviews

'Somewhat more dated, but equally interesting, Ian and Oria Douglas-Hamilton's Among the Elephants which covers their research at Lake Manyara and their romance and life together on Safari.'

Fodor

Book ID 67

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Extract Date: 1900

Mto-wa-Mbu was tribal no-man's land

based on copies of old German maps, Mto-wa-Mbu was tribal no-man's land between the warring Maasai and Wambulu at the turn of the century, and nowhere were there any settlements to be found.

Extract ID: 634

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Extract Date: 10 01 1959

Michael Grzimek memorial

14.4.1934 - 10.1.1959

He gave all he possessed for the wild animals of Africa, including his life

Stone memorial on Ngorongoro Crater Rim.

Extract ID: 304

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Extract Date: 1963

Summer 1963

Summer vacation assisting Murray Watson, the SRI scientist working on Wildebeest

Extract ID: 197

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Extract Date: 1965

Starting at Lake Manyara

Iain Douglas-Hamilton starts at Lake Manyara

Extract ID: 198

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Extract Date: 1966

Mhoja Burengo

Mhoja, African Park Ranger at Manyara, stayed with Iain Douglas-Hamilton at Ndala. Became companion and instructor for three years, and a very great friend.

Extract ID: 137

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Extract Date: 1967

BBC

David Attenborough came with a BBC television unit to film the work of scientists at the Serengeti Research Institute, and spent time with Iain Douglas-Hamilton at Manyara. Their land-rover was nearly turned over by a charging rhino.

Extract ID: 87

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Extract Date: 1970

David Babu

[David Babu] succeeded Jonathan Muhanga as Manyara Park Warden. He was an efficient young graduate from Mkweka College of Wildlife Management.

Extract ID: 90

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Extract Date: 1970

Elephant Conference

[Iain Douglas-Hamilton] presents thesis at 'Elephant Conference' in Ndala.

John Owen, flew in;

Desmond Vesey-Fitzgerald, by Land-rover from Arusha;

Harvey Croze, and Nani came in a Combie;

Mike Norton Griffiths, and Annie, senior ecologist of the Serengeti;

Dennis Herlocker, an American in charge of forestry in the Serengeti;

David Western, from Amboseli, studying the ecology of the Maasai and wildlife drove in from Kenya;

Hugh Lamprey, Director Serengeti Research Institute flew his glider from the Serengeti

Extract ID: 200

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Extract Date: 1970

Leaving Manyara

Iain and Oria Douglas-Hamilton leave Lake Manyara

Extract ID: 201

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Extract Date: 1972

Thesis

Iain Douglas-Hamilton completes thesis

Extract ID: 202

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Senior ecologist of the Serengeti (wife Annie)

Extract ID: 744

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Alan Root

helped Iain Douglas-Hamilton establish his camp at Ndala River.

Extract ID: 879

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Among the Elephants

'Somewhat more dated, but equally interesting, Iain and Oria Douglas-Hamiltonís Among the Elephants which covers their research at Lake Manyara and their romance and life together on Safari.'

Fodor review

Extract ID: 203

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Banagi

Research Centre

Extract ID: 98

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Benjamin Kanza

the new Park Warden at Manyara

Extract ID: 373

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David Western

from Amboseli, studying the ecology of the Maasai and wildlife

Extract ID: 1103

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Dennis Herlocker

in 1970, an American in charge of forestry in the Serengeti;

Extract ID: 326

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Derek Bryceson

the new Director of National Parks

Extract ID: 133

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Desmond Vesey-Fitzgerald

known to all his colleagues as Vesey, and to the Africans as Bwana Mungosi (Mr Skins, which referred to the boots in which he was always seen).

Manyara National Park Warden?

Extract ID: 1079

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Dieter Plage

in 1972, cameraman with Iain Douglas-Hamilton to film the elephants at Manyara, with assistant Lee Lyon

Extract ID: 822

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discussion with my official supervisor Hugh Lamprey

If I [Iain Douglas-Hamilton] ever needed advice on my work I could now have stimulating discussion with my official supervisor Hugh Lamprey and the other scientists who lived at Seronera, 130 miles away by road. Hugh, a pioneer in the study of big game ecology, was director of the Serengeti Research Institute which had succeeded the Serengeti Research Project. He was happy to return to research after heading the Mweka College of Wildlife Management for training young Africans to become Park Game Wardens.

Extract ID: 456

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Electric Fencing

Vesey had for some years experimented with an electric fence along the boundaries of the small Ngurdoto National Park (now called Arusha Park).

Jonathan Muhanga had tried one at the boundary of Manyara with Mto-wa-Mbu, but it was David Stevens Babu who got it working.

Extract ID: 1080

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elephants were plentiful in the highlands above Manyara

Farler, a geographer who interviewed traders returning to the coast. Reported that elephants were plentiful in the highlands above Manyara

Extract ID: 226

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Hans Klingel

in 1963, studying zebras

Extract ID: 423

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Hans Kruuk

at Serengeti Research Institute, working on hyena. Had recently discovered that hyenas hunt for themselves.

Extract ID: 430

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Hugh Lamprey

was writing up his work and had booked the house [at Manyara] some time ago for this purposes.

Extract ID: 459

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Ian Parker

had resigned from Kenya Game Department and established his own 'Wild Life Services', with a concession to crop elephants.

Extract ID: 810

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Irven Buss

an American Scientist who suggested that elephants assembled in family units of closely related cows and their offspring, but no-one had yet been able to show that these groups were stable

Extract ID: 141

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John Owen

recently appointed as Director of National Parks. With enthusiasm and determination he had established the Serengeti Research Project, later to become the Serengeti Research Institute.

Extract ID: 802

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Lee Lyon, assistant to Dieter Plage

[Lee Lyon] assistant to Dieter Plage, tall, dark haired, Californian, who worked in Manyara for two months

Extract ID: 536

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Mto-wa-Mbu 1920 and 1967

Mto-wa-Mbu founded in 1920. now [1967] numbers 3,400 people.

Extract ID: 635

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Muhanga, Jonathan

in 1966, African Park Warden at Manyara

Extract ID: 637

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Murray Watson

He was the SRI scientist working on Wildebeest. By 1967 he had returned to Cambridge to write up his work.

Extract ID: 1101

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Myles Turner

the Serengeti Park Warden

Extract ID: 1044

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Myles Turner

Serengeti National Park Warden

Extract ID: 1045

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National Park

Newly proposed National Park

Extract ID: 1019

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Ndala

Site of Iain Douglas-Hamilton's camp at Lake Manyara

Extract ID: 646

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Peter Greenway

Across a compound a concrete laboratory housed a ... herbarium containing all the plants of the Serengeti

Extract ID: 299

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radio transmitters suitable for tracking lions and hyenas

Howard Baldwin, American electronics expert, contracted by George Schaller and Hans Kruuk to make radio transmitters suitable for tracking lions and hyenas. Turned to the challenge of developing similar tracking for elephants.

Extract ID: 96

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Richard Laws

well known for his research on whales, who had recently switched his attention to the elephant, and was Director of the Nuffield Unit of Tropical Animal Ecology, based in Uganda. ... he was already developing a reliable index for ageing elephants.

Extract ID: 491

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Sandy Field

Serengeti National Park Warden

Extract ID: 230

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Seronera

Park HQ and Rest Houses

Extract ID: 937

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Signor Fiorotto

Italian farmer, south of Manyara who had arrived in 1958 and cleared several thousand acres of bush and planted maize....

Extract ID: 235

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Signor Fiorotto

... Night after night elephants and rhino destroyed his [Signor Fiorotto] crop - some 400 elephants had been shot. Professor Bernhard Grzimek, when visiting Iain Douglas-Hamilton at Manyara, offered, on behalf of the Frankfurt Zoological Society, to raise funds to buy the farm so as to extend the Park boundaries.

Extract ID: 236

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Simon Trevor

Simon and his wife Laila, came to film at Manyara. Had been a warden at Tsavo East under David Sheldrick.

Extract ID: 1031

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Tony Harthoorn

in 1968, Vet, who had spent ten years or so perfecting methods of immobilising elephants.

Extract ID: 313

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Toto and the Poachers

Oria visits Banagi while working for a small film company making 'Toto and the Poachers'. Then there was only a single Park Warden living in a single house.

Extract ID: 205
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