Elephants aren't generally known to roam around the wilds
of Scotland. Like the beautiful beaches here, they are
a well-kept secret. There aren't many, but you can see
a few rare photos of them in the Photo Album.
We have a small herd of resident hardy elephants that
sleep among the dunes overnight, and roam the beach during
the day. They chase quad bikes to protect their territory
and catch passing sea salmon with their powerful trunks
as part of their varied diet.
There are also the annual migration herds who spend the
summer months out on the Orkneys (they are strong swimmers
you know). If you are lucky you can see them walking north
across the fields in the spring making their way up to
John O'Groats where they dive in for the final leg of
their journey, eating salmon and seals on their way. They
return in the autumn on their way down south to warmer
Enjoy the rare sightings of these regal beasts.