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Tembe Elephant

Loxodonta africana

Description:

African Elephant bull - this is what Africans call a Tusker. A very large bull

Habitat:

Rainforests to deserts, swamps to seashores, Montane forests to savannah and bushveldt.

Notes:

We saw this bull along with 20 to 30 others at the Tembe Elephant Park in northeastern Kwa-Zulu Natal province near the border with Mozambique. This reserve was created to save a large free roaming Elephant herd from being killed or used for target practice during the fighing in Mozambique. The Zulu donated the land and when the herd migrated south across the border from Mozambique they were fenced in and are now protected.

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6 Comments

YukoChartraw
YukoChartraw 8 years ago

Beautiful, precious shot! I'm glad that they are protected now. :-)

LarryGraziano
LarryGraziano 9 years ago

Hola Punkus
Could you add this African Elephant to the Endangered species of the World mission?
http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/1399...
Thanks!

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 9 years ago

Interesting

PunkusArnett
PunkusArnett 10 years ago

Actually an Impala.

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 10 years ago

And Gazelle?

animaisfotos
animaisfotos 10 years ago

Amazing Capture. Thanks for sharing.

PunkusArnett
Spotted by
PunkusArnett

uMhlabuyalingana Local Municipality, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Spotted on Sep 5, 2008
Submitted on Jul 20, 2011

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