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Unread postPosted: Sat Aug 30, 2014 8:12 pm 
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I dont know if this is stupid question. But you can tell me to shut up if you like.

But why are there no elephants in KTP? I have seen doccies about desert elephants in South West/Namibia. I spent some special invitation time in some pretty dry desert areas in South West Africa on conservation duty. And there were elephants. Have there never been any in KTP area?


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 Post subject: Re: No elephants
Unread postPosted: Sun Aug 31, 2014 7:52 am 
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Hi'moobox,
I read somewhere that elephants used to roam from the central kalahari right down to the Orange river,which is the nearest permanent water.
These days,because of human settlement and fences,elephants could not reach the river,and KTP is too dry for them to survive there year round.


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 Post subject: Re: No elephants
Unread postPosted: Sun Aug 31, 2014 10:47 am 
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In 1997 an elephant was seen near Mata Mata. Recently 2 elephants were seen near Swartpan, the most northern part of the park.


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