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Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Kenya Virtual Safari | Meet Cinnamon, Celery and Ebony

Take Google's virtual street tour of Kenya's Samburu National Reserve and fall in love with the Harwoods and Spice family of elephants. Ebony's daughter from the Hardwoods family and Cinnamon and Celery from the Spices Family are especially adorable.

 
On September 15, 2015, Google released street view imagery of Kenya including the Samburu National Reserve, Lewa Wildlife Conservancy and the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust.

Google street view in partnership with Save the Elephants and the support of the Samburu County governor Moses Lenolkulal allows internet users to take a virtual safari to promote wildlife conservation.
Cinnamon, Celery and cousins from the Spices family of elephants  on Google street view maps of Kenya Samburu National Park

Cinnamon, Celery and cousins from the Spices family of elephants
on Google street view maps of Kenya Samburu National Park

The mission is to let internet users follow the stories of the elephant families in the park. The route follows one of the roads through the 65 sq mile or 165 sq km central Kenyan reserve.

"We hope that by bringing Street View to Samburu, we will inspire people around the world to gain a deeper appreciation for elephants," the AFP news agency quotes Google Kenya's Farzana Khubchandani as saying.
Governor Lenolkulal states "The more people experience our culture, our people and the majestic elephants and other wildlife with which we co-exist, the more we are able to conserve and sustain the Samburu culture and its fragile ecosystem for generations to come," he said, AFP reports.

Two of the main families of elephants captured by Street View are the Harwoods and the Spice family who have been identified by the shape of their tusks.

Take a glimpse into the park and be inspired by Google Street View maps of Kenya's Samburu National Park virtual safari. Ebony's daughter from the Hardwoods family and Cinnamon and Celery from the Spices Family are especially adorable.  



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