Ellie shot near Satara

Sun May 20, 2012 11:17 am

Posted by Peter Betts on FB today:

As I am barred from viewing Forum Indaba on S Forum..does anyone know what happenned to that poor ellie that was shot Near Satara yesterday on a morning walk. Unfortunately the 'guide' only wounded it and it ran off apparently???

Has anyone else heard about this?

Re: Ellie shot near Satara

Sun May 20, 2012 11:19 am

From Kruger Park Sightings FB page:

As you may all know, on Friday 11 May 2012 there was a reported elephant charge on a guided walking tour from Satara Rest Camp in the Kruger National Park.

KrugerSightings.com was the first to receive the photograph of the elephant charge from Jaco Kamffer who photographed and filmed the charge.


The tourists were watching a breeding herd of elephants that all got together and started charging the tourists.
The rangers guiding the walk were able to chase away the herd but a single female elephant continued charging them.
When the rangers realized that the female elephant went from a normal 50m to 11.5m from the tourists in 6 seconds, they had to do something.

The rangers fired 3 shots at the elephant. The third hitting the right tusk which finally made the elephant turn back. The charging elephant was injured but not killed.

Immediately after the tourists were back in camp after this dramatic walk, the rangers went to look for that female elephant, which they have not found yet.
Up to now the state of the elephant is unknown.

View video:

Dangerous Animal Incidents

Tue Nov 13, 2012 4:50 pm

SANParks Media Release: KNP Rhino and Elephant injure tourists

Re: Kruger NP: Rhino and Elephant injure tourists

Wed Nov 14, 2012 8:57 am

:shock: O-/ :shock: O-/ :shock: O-/

As for the rhino incident, she just acted upon her strong maternal instincts. All tourists must know what they sign up for when embarking on this activities. I can't understand why Sanparks still allow these walks? :O^

Wishing you a speedy recovery O0

Re: Kruger NP: Rhino and Elephant injure tourists

Wed Nov 14, 2012 8:58 am

And the ellie incident..............not helping with my phobia

O-/ O-/ O-/

Re: Kruger NP: Rhino and Elephant injure tourists

Wed Nov 14, 2012 10:50 am

From Beeld:

Basically the same except mention of the elephant possibly having a calf. Dr Aasvag was airlifted to Medi-clinic in Nelspruit where she is in stable condition.

Also, a male tourist in his fifties died of a suspected heart attack en route between Skukuza and Pretoriuskop on Monday afternoon.

Toeris beseer toe renosters storm
2012-11-13 23:42
Buks Viljoen
’n Vrouedokter van Duitsland is beseer toe sy op ’n staproete in die Krugerwildtuin deur ’n verwoede renosterkoei platgehardloop is.

Dié dokter is een van etlike besoekers wat dié week deur nooddienspersoneellede in die wildtuin gehelp moes word.

In nog ’n voorval is ’n toeris eergisteroggend beseer toe ’n verwoede olifantkoei sy motor bestorm en dit omgekeer het.

Nog ’n besoeker is gistermiddag in die wildtuin dood, vermoedelik weens ’n hartaanval.

In die renostervoorval is ene dr. Aasvalg eergister op die Wolhuter-staproete naby Berg-en-Dal beseer.

Volgens Stephens Ledwaba, wildtuinwoordvoerder, was die stappers skaars ’n kilometer van die oornagkamp af toe twee renosters hulle bestorm.

Die stapgidse het die diere probeer verwilder terwyl die stappers agter ’n rots geskuil het.

’n Koei het die stappers egter agter die rots uitgejaag en Aasvalg platgestamp.

Die gidse het op die dier geskiet en sy is blykbaar gekwes, maar het weggekom. Daar word tans na die dier gesoek.

’n Dokter van die wildtuin is per helikopter van Skukuza na die beseerde stapper geneem.

Nadat Aasvalg behandel is, is sy in die helikopter na die Mediclinic Nelspruit geneem.

Robyn Baard, woordvoerder van die hospitaal, het gister gesê Aasvalg het beserings aan haar ribbe en enkel opgedoen.

“Sy word in die waakeenheid behandel, maar is buite gevaar en haar toestand is stabiel.”

Die man wie se motor deur ’n olifant omgegooi is, het glo te na aan ’n trop stilgehou. Een van die koeie het hom toe bestorm, vermoedelik omdat sy ’n kleintjie by haar het, het ’n bron in die wildtuin gesê.

Die motoris, wie se naam nie bekend is nie, het sy knieë lig beseer toe hy uit die omgegooide motor geklim het.

Die man wat dood is en sy vrou was glo van Skukuza af op pad in die rigting van Pretoriuskop toe hy siek begin voel het. ’n Verbygaande motoris het hulp verleen en die wildtuin se nooddienste is ontbied.

Die man, glo diep in die 50, is deur ’n wildtuin-ambulans na Skukuza geneem, maar hy was by sy aankoms reeds dood

Re: Kruger NP: Rhino and Elephant injure tourists

Wed Nov 14, 2012 12:09 pm

Photo of the flipped car

Re: Kruger NP: Rhino and Elephant injure tourists

Wed Nov 14, 2012 4:05 pm

Here are some more pics. Click on 'Next' above the pic to see more.

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid= ... =1&theater

Re: Kruger NP: Rhino and Elephant injure tourists

Wed Nov 14, 2012 5:17 pm

There's a word or two to explain the ellies reaction and they are 'due respect'. That is not a young cow and judging by her size and age she is either the matriarch or very high on the pecking order. From the pics it looks like the Gautenger wasn't prepared to give her enough space for her liking therefore not showing due respect and sorry, you loose.
If you're going to play chicken with ellies, you'd better be able to note the difference between a mock charge and a serious one. Better still, just show due respect. (0)

Re: Kruger NP: Rhino and Elephant injure tourists

Wed Nov 14, 2012 5:46 pm

It's a bull...unusual that it was in such a bad mood!? :-?