Archive: June, 2009


“Mabitsi, Selati and Kiddibone are not problem elephants,” Lisette Withers confirms as we wait anxiously for the arrival of the vehicle carrying the three of them. “They are casualties of a system that uses a bullet as the solution.” “Mabitsi was a break-out elephant - an elephant that breaks a fence ... Read More
June 20, 2009KEP1357



Elephants in South Africa

We have decided to dedicate this post to sharing with you some valuable elephant info. To understand our elephant situation today, let us take a step back in time to before the advent of firearms in Africa. What is known about elephant populations on our continent during those times? Well, not ... Read More
June 15, 2009KEP1357


Garden Route residents can be proud to have the only elephants in South Africa that are not ‘kept in’ by a fence! If the elephants in Knysna's forest wanted to walk in and join the town’s festivities, then they could simply head towards town! Every other elephant in South Africa ... Read More
June 14, 2009KEP1357


Our friendly family of pachyderms are the easiest part of what we do when it comes to elephants. When we hear people coming out of the field ‘blown away’ by their experience, it is invigorating and inspiring, and reassuring to know they will always view elephants in a new light. ... Read More
June 12, 2009KEP1357