Monthly Archives: October 2010

A day at Bristol Zoo seeing Bristol outskirts

On Saturday, I visited Bristol Zoo. It started raining on my way to meet Susan Lees. I thought the rain was going to spoil the tour of the Bristol Zoo but we went on to the Zoo. After a while the storm cleared, I had an opportunity to see the animals in the Zoo. Some […]

Dallas October 2010 by Kate Evans

After a great week in Chicago I headed for Dallas where I was to give a talk at the Dallas Zoo. I arrived a few days early to spend time with my friend Nancy – and forced her to have a few days off. Nancy was on jury duty the day I arrived but was […]

USA trip continued. Chicago Zoological Society by Kate Evans

Last Sunday I travelled from Pittsburg to Chicago. I am in town to met with various people from the Chicago Zoological Society to learn about how they may be able to assist Elephants For Africa through infrastrucutre and connections to their projects rather than financial alone – although they have commited to another year’s funding […]

USA trip by Kate Evans

Whilst Mphoeng gets used to live in the UK, Graham is sorting through his data, Charlie is busy getting organised for her PhD and Sim is running everything, I am out in America trying to raise funds to enable us to continue with our work. I left my beloved Botswana and her elephants at the […]

The first day at University of Bristol by Mphoeng

I was dropped at the University by Ruth in the morning. She had photocopied a map that I was to follow to get to the house after lecturers. I did not have an England mobile number to be able to communicate with Ruth if I got lost after lectures. When I got out of the […]

Elephants and Equations

Occasionally something happens that makes it really dawn on me how close we really live to our study population of the elephants of the Okavango- in fact, we live truly amongst them. This afternoon I was sitting at me desk in my tent and with some gentle music playing in the background I was 100% […]

Arrival at Heathrow Airport London by Mphoeng Ofithile, the journey continues next edition

Prior announcements were made before landing at Heathrow so I had my eyes open to see the Airport that I had long heard of while in Botswana. As a consequence of an incident in Johannesburg where I almost lost my bag, I made arrangements in advance to make sure I do not experience the same […]

The Journey from Okavango Delta, Botswana to Bristol, Great Britain

It was my first international trip out of Africa more so my first trip in a big airplane. I thought the Air Botswana planes which I took from Maun to Gaborone and then Gaborone Johannesburg were big. This was not until I saw the British Airways Boeing 747 it is very huge plane. In Johannesburg […]