Echo of the Elephants

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Echo was the matriarch of a family of elephants known by the Amboseli Elephant Research Project researchers as the EB family.  She was a wise and gentle elephant who successfully led her family through good times and bad for over 30 years.  I have documented the lives of this family for 15 years and so know them all as individuals and I am sure Echo recognized me by my voice and smell.  Here I am lying flat on the ground as she leads her family across one of Amboseli’s flat alkaline pans.  She knows I am there but chooses to ignore my antics.  Echo died in May 2009 following a severe drought.