By G9ija More than 200 elephants have died amid a severe drought and a mass relocation of animals is planned to ease congestion, Zimbabwe’s parks agency says. Zimbabwe National Parks and Wildlife Management Authority spokesman Tinashe Farawo said at least 200 elephants have died in vast Hwange National Park alone since October and other parks […]
The Sheldrick Wildlife Trust is a true bright spot in the struggle to save the elephants of East Africa. And one of the best places to visit for ethical animal tourism. When my husband surprised me with a safari in Tanzania, I added in day in Kenya to visit the extraordinary Sheldrick Nairobi elephant orphanage. […]
GABORONE (Reuters) – More than 100 elephants have died in Botswana in the past two months partly because of a suspected anthrax outbreak, the government said on Tuesday. “Preliminary investigations suggest the elephants are dying from anthrax whilst some died from drought effects,” a Department of Wildlife and National Parks statement said. “Due to the […]
African Elephants are well known for their ability to find underground water and digging wells to reach it. While exploring the Kruger National Park in September we came across this bull patiently waiting, trunk draped over a tusk, for his well to fill up sufficiently for another sip, and repeating the process several times over. […]
In the Daily Monitor of 2019-08-21, Charles Onyango-Obbo narrates how hippos that once roamed Jinja have disappeared, thanks to the colonial efforts to transform Jinja into an industrial area and population growth. He finds this incomprehensible but more to that and even more captivating, elephants too roamed Jinja, at least until 1950s (see picture). These […]
A mahout sits with elephants taking part in Onam, an annual harvest festival, at a temple on the outskirts of Kochi.