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Elephants of shaba reserve are grouped at the ewaso nyiro river banks for drinking
The Shaba Reserve in Northern Kenya is home to a large number of elephants.
The constant punishing drought in this part of the country forces the elephants to keep on the move in order to find the 200 kg of plant matter and 150 liters of water a day they need to consume each day.
But this reserve is bathed by the river Ewaso Nyiro, and the elephants here are in their element.
Most of the wildlife that lives in the Shaba Reserve is found on and around the banks of this river.
The rains may not come for several years, so the Shaba elephants’ search for new pastures and sources of water never ends.