CITES 2016

Traveling via Frankfurt – with a stop-over at the lovely french city of Strassbourg – to Johannesburg. The long and usually full flights are not fun. Airports with lots of people, security checks, long lines etc. make one wish for times of the past where traveling was much smoother. Nevertheless the new route by Lufthansa from San […]

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Kerala

February 9, 2008 I am doing fine but feel over worked. The eles are stressed in multiple ways…..have good responses. People are great here and I get spoiled with absolutely delicious food.

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Assam – Kaziranga National Park

March 6, 2008 My study is over and I am resting at my friends house in Bangalore. We had to go to some hurdles to get the number of elephants for the study at the park. Luckily we managed and had a rich experience. The setting there was beautiful high grasses to look at and […]

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The story of “Prithviraj”

April 27, 2008 Prithviraj came to my immediate attention as he was standing in a very compressed pasture next to his mahout. My research vet Rinku and I almost synchronically voiced “this animal looks deeply depressed.” As we inquired the current mahout told us that this 11 year old male had already five mahouts in […]

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August 15, 2012

August 15, 2012 Years have gone by since I sat down to write a blog and much has happened. I am not going into details because I have to find time doing so yet in brief here a few catchwords: ongoing work with exotic animals, 2010 to Tennessee’s Elephant sanctuary, family visits to Germany, preparing […]

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Travel to Thailand

January 14, 2008 Departure date January 23rd The date is coming closer and I got a lot done. I will be in Thailand for the first week and give a demonstration with a few elephants. Still working out the details… From Bangkok I will depart to Bangalore/India on Febr. 1

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Elke

Body Therapy Blog

May 30, 2013 Elke Filed under: Uncategorized — elkeriesterer @ 7:39 am Snapshot taken in India with memories attached to all the precious elephants I have worked with there. Now I make it back to where I began to address the body-mind of elephants in need to heal from their psychological woundings – and that is Africa.

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My Thailand Time

 January 30, 2008 so far I have met wonderful people and wonderful elephants at the ENP in northern Thailand. Every morning I had elephants at close sight along with the various sounds of their communication with each other. I worked with 8 elephants…..much to share about them …….Unfortunately I have little time to write more […]

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