Our friends, Rachel and Sjoerd, are staying in our house this summer while we are here in the US. They are there so they can be immersed in a milieu of many Fulfulde speakers. The 2nd most frequently spoken language in Tera next to Songhai is Fulfulde (the language spoken by the Fulani people).
A week or so ago they heard rumors of an elephant wandering around in the bush near Doumba. They went out and were able to find this elephant. I guess he has wandered in from Burkina Faso which is only about 30 miles away.
We wish we were there to see him! This just seems to unbelievable! They sent us this picture. You can see another one of him on their blog: http://lifeinniger.blogspot.com/. Then on the right, click on photo album.