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 Post subject: Re: WIERD ANIMAL SIGHTINGS
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Hello there Did you take any photos You can then post them on the forum
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 Post subject: Re: WIERD ANIMAL SIGHTINGS
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These are the photos of the giraffe.Any ideas what is wrong

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 Post subject: Re: WIERD ANIMAL SIGHTINGS
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It is hard to tell from the photos but I would hazard a guess that at some stage the giraffe received a very powerful kick to the face, which broke the jaw and pushed the facial bones out of alignment
and while the fracture has healed she has been left with some disabilities, but is capable of adapting
to the circumstances.

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 Post subject: Re: WIERD ANIMAL SIGHTINGS
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Its truly amazing how animals do adapt to disabilities.

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 Post subject: Re: WIERD ANIMAL SIGHTINGS
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Here is another photo
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 Post subject: Re: Missing trunk
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Mutilated Elephant in Krugerpark, probably by a snare of poachers.



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 Post subject: Re: Missing trunk
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Sad to say this can also happen if a young elephant is seized by a large crocodile but manages to escape, always a possibility near permanent water sources.

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 Post subject: Re: Missing trunk
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I suggest she should be named and that this thread should cover her tracks. Who ever sees her can post a photo or describe the encounter ect. Just as people learn to live and cope with dissabilities it shows the same determination in the animal world as well. Thank you for the photos. I hope that I would meet her as well. Elephants are such magnificent animals.


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 Post subject: Elephant with half a trunk
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Hi, I saw this elephant with only half a trunk somewhere on the main road between the Tropic of Capricorn and Shingwedzi camp.
Do you know this elephant?
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What could have caused this to happen? Could it have been a snare?


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 Post subject: Re: Elephant with half a trunk
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I remember an ellie like this from a visit 4 years ago. He watched me set up camp at the fence and I spent a while with him later watching him eat by flinging his trunk over branches and pulling them to his mouth and trapping grass between his trunk and front foot and tossing it up to his mouth. He was a lovely restful ellie. I believe it was a snare that caused the damage.

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 Post subject: Re: Elephant with half a trunk
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Oh what a dreadful shame, but he seems to have adapted to his disability. :thumbs_up:


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 Post subject: Re: Elephant with half a trunk
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I do agree with ecojunkie about the snare :( , however it is unbelievable how animals that were injured adapt to there circumstances :thumbs_up:

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Oh how I HATE those morons that put up snares! :evil: :sniper:

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We saw, I think the same one, January just outside Shingwedzi.

He is a very relaxed elephant. I got some beautiful photos of him, will post a bit later on.

It's a shame, but incredible how he adapted......... :clap: :clap: :clap:

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 Post subject: Re: Elephant with half a trunk
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barryels wrote:
it is unbelievable how animals that were injured adapt to there circumstances :thumbs_up:


Animals are far more adaptable than humans - yet just look at the paralympics :clap:

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