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Talk: Going Underground - The Cave Elephants of Mount Elgon

calendar11th Apr 2023, 10:45 am

Torquay Museum Society Lecture by Stephen Powles

Mt Elgon, an extinct volcano straddling the Kenya/Uganda border, is home to a unique population of elephants. Consuming a montane vegetation made low in minerals by the leaching effect of heavy rainfall, elephants travel up to 150m into the mountain to "mine" the mineral rich volcanic rock.

Lectures are free of charge to Torquay Museum Society Members but the general public are also welcome to attend - £5 per ticket, payable on the door.

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