Barbara – Matriarch of Amboseli’s BB family since 1989, Barbara is approaching 65 years, and is the oldest living female known in Kenya. She leads her family of 33 across the Amboseli ecosystem between the Park and rich wet-season feeding grounds in Eselenkei group ranch. She has five independent sons and grandsons.
Barbara is the only Amboseli matriarch over 50 years of age to survive the drought of 2009, her great experience keeps her family safe from poacher and she leads them to productive foraging grounds. She is a wonderful leader and a very affectionate grandmother.
Special Thanks to our friends at the Amboseli Trust for Elephants