Re: African Elephant

Tue Jun 14, 2016 10:21 am

^Q^ ^Q^

Re: African Elephant

Tue Jun 14, 2016 6:00 pm

I rode them a few years back, a Zimbabwean outfit moved down to here. They went to great pains to indicate that they used a different method of training, rewards based or something.

Must check that! :yes:

Re: African Elephant

Tue Jun 14, 2016 6:03 pm

They probably told a lot of lies, like they did in India 0*\

Re: African Elephant

Fri Jun 17, 2016 2:14 pm

Gallery: Reflections of Elephants

In May 2014, Africa lost one of its greatest treasures - Satao, a truly magnificent elephant. As a great tusker, he carried enormous ivory with each tusk weighing close to 50 kilogrammes, and he roamed the red dust bush of Tsavo National Park in Kenya for about 50 years. Satao was killed with a poisoned arrow, his face crudely hacked away, his tusks stolen and his body left to rot. The impact of his untimely, wasteful death was felt around the globe.

Bobby-Jo Clow is a wildlife photographer based in Dubbo, Australia. Passionate about elephants, Satao’s death became the genesis for her new book project – one befitting the legacy of such a magnificent animal. Reflections of Elephants combines Bobby-Jo’s photography with the written reflections of a diverse team of writers, including best-selling authors, award-winning poets, conservationists and elephant experts from around the globe.

Just click on the 'Next' button above each image to see a selection of stunning photos that will be featured in the book. If you're passionate about pachyderms, you can subscribe here to get updates about exclusive pre-order deals before Reflections of Elephants is released to retailers.

The cover photo of this gallery portrays a Tsavo tusker surrounded by his askaris. 'Askari' is the Swahili word for soldier and is a term often given to young bull elephants found in the company of larger and older bulls. These young bulls learn many things from their more experienced teachers; lessons that they will need to learn in order to become a dominant bull. In return, these askaris provide company and security to the older bulls, detecting threats and dealing with dangers.

Re: African Elephant

Fri Jun 17, 2016 4:48 pm

superb first picture O/\

Re: African Elephant

Fri Sep 16, 2016 1:38 pm

Saw this elephant in Pilanesburg in 2007

Not sure if it's the same one. It was more or less the same area, a day apart


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Re: African Elephant

Tue Sep 20, 2016 3:24 pm

Cheeky Addo elephant kicks tortoise like soccer ball

2016-09-20 12:30 - Louzel Lombard


Regardless of their size, elephants are adorable. It is as if the cute factor increases exponentially as the size of an animal increases too!

In another display of their playful, adorable characters, an elephant was caught on camera playing a game of soccer... with a tortoise as a ball!

We admit, the whole scenario might not have been as wonderful to witness for the tortoise as it is for us. But luckily, the torty is able to get away after a few rounds of being dribbled...

While his life remains in tact, the same might not be said for its dignity... shame. The two species do, after all, have equally long life-spans and a reputation of wisdom.

The funny clip was shot in the Addo Elephant National Park in the Eastern Cape, and uploaded to the Best of Africa YouTube channel.

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The man behind the camera, Anton Swanepoel, spotted the ellie on 12 September in Addo.

Now the third largest national park in South Africa, Addo Elephant National Park is a is sanctuary to over 600 elephant, lion, buffalo, black rhino, spotted hyena, leopard, a variety of antelope and zebra species, as well as the unique Addo flightless dung beetle, found almost exclusively in Addo.

The park can exclusively claim to be the only national park in the world to conserve the “Big 7” – the Big 5 as well as the southern right whale and great white shark off the Algoa Bay coast.

Plans are currently afoot to include the proposed proclamation of a 120 000 hectare Marine Protected Area which includes islands that are home to the world's largest breeding populations of Cape gannets and second largest breeding population of African penguins.

Re: African Elephant

Tue Sep 20, 2016 3:32 pm

Naughty ellie! lol At least he didn't stand on it! \O

Re: African Elephant

Tue Sep 20, 2016 5:48 pm

Naughty! lol

:ty: Lis!

Re: African Elephant

Tue Sep 20, 2016 5:57 pm

=O: =O: =O:
thank you Liz