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 Post subject: Elephant in the Kalahari
Unread postPosted: Mon Jan 12, 2015 9:51 pm 
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During this past weekend a contractor had this very rare sighting :o

At this stage we are not certain where the elephant came from but it damaged a border fence making it's way into Namibia...

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 Post subject: Re: Elephant in the Kalahari
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WOW ! :shock:
Please tell us where and when, NadiaL 8) !

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 Post subject: Re: Elephant in the Kalahari
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Amazing! Maybe those road signs with the ellies on along the road from Upington to KTP will have to be put back :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Elephant in the Kalahari
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Hi Mathys,

It was first spotted on Saturday - about 50km's north of Mata Mata...


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Hi and thank you, NadiaL 8) Would love to hear more if and when you have more info.

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Maybe those road signs with the ellies on along the road from Upington to KTP will have to be put back :lol:

Hope so, DB ! :D :wink:

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Mr BIG FOOT :D

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 Post subject: Re: Elephant in the Kalahari
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Wow they are back ! :clap: :clap: :clap:
If it's not a joke (we are in january and not in april :wink: ) it's an interesting news
Please let us know all you will learn :D
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 Post subject: Re: Elephant in the Kalahari
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Wow thats an unexpected sighting...
Lets hope he stays safe at all times :pray:


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What an amazing sighting! Thanks for posting NadiaL! :clap: :clap:

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WOW WOW WOW,

What an amazing sighting!!!


We're in the park this weekend, hope to see a third member of the big 5!! :dance: :dance: :dance:

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50 km from the parc :shock:
what a great new... need to go again there :dance:

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Sorry if this is a stupid questions, but did elephant roam there in days gone by? And could this ellie have family or friends in the vivacity with him on his wanderings?

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That must have been a huge surprise to see an elephant in KTP :shock: :clap: .

Thanks for sharing NadiaL :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Elephant in the Kalahari
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Just spoke to a worker at the Kalahari Game Lodge - Namibia. They saw the elephant this morning. He confirmed the elephant appeared unharmed, not aggressive, friendly but very thirsty.

@Dinkybird, the elephant was first spotted 50km north of Mata Mata on Saturday where after his tracks were followed in a South-East direction. On Monday morning rangers discovered a tramped fence on the Namibian border side. The elephant ventured over the border fence to the Kalahari Game Lodge.


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