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Were you the last person who saw Knysna's elephants

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Re: Were you the last person who saw Knysna's elephants

Unread postby 4O4-5O4 » Thu Mar 20, 2014 8:13 pm

I saw them on 'tellie' earlier this week.

It has been established using modern DNA techniques (from Conneticut USA I think they said), that Gareth Patterson has proved that at least 4 or 5 remain in the forest, one of which is a mature bull. His conclusions are supported by South African National Parks

So while they are still threatened with inbreeding and extensive destruction of their natural habitat, the most southerly elephants on the planet are not yet gone.

Lastly, a private/public initiative has been launched to persuade private landowners to co-operate in the creation of an environmental corridor from Addo National Park via Baviaans Kloof and the Tsitsikamma to Knysna. This is called the Eden to Addo Corridor Initiative

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Re: Were you the last person who saw Knysna's elephants

Unread postby Meandering Mouse » Thu Mar 20, 2014 8:48 pm

I am pleased that it is not just one. I hate to think of the loneliness of a single elephant. Like us, they live on connection.

Thank you for that info 404. :thumbs_up:
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Re: Were you the last person who saw Knysna's elephants

Unread postby Friedrich von Hörsten » Tue May 06, 2014 7:05 pm

Lastly, a private/public initiative has been launched to persuade private landowners to co-operate in the creation of an environmental corridor from Addo National Park via Baviaans Kloof and the Tsitsikamma to Knysna. This is called the Eden to Addo Corridor Initiative


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I like that so much!

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Re: Were you the last person who saw Knysna's elephants

Unread postby yoda » Wed May 07, 2014 11:00 am

4O4-5O4 wrote:Lastly, a private/public initiative has been launched to persuade private landowners to co-operate in the creation of an environmental corridor from Addo National Park via Baviaans Kloof and the Tsitsikamma to Knysna. This is called the Eden to Addo Corridor Initiative


I really hope something positive develops from this :pray:

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Re: Were you the last person who saw Knysna's elephants

Unread postby Hil Aubert » Tue Jun 16, 2015 2:56 pm

On Friday, 12 June, eleven members of the U3A Amblers and Ramblers club did the 9km Circles in the Forest walk. At the 6km mark where the the path joins the forestry road we came across a pile of extremely fresh elephant dung. Between the 6km and the 8km post, there were 7 piles of dung and 2 wet patches of urine on the road. The 7km sign post had been yanked out the ground and battered. Along the sides of the road the grass and low vegetation had been clearly disturbed. Young trees had been pulled out the ground and there were branches that had been stripped of leaves and bark and discarded in the road. We reported it to the officer at the entry kiosk.

I have photos of the above as well as of the faeces of a different animal. Perhaps someone could identify that animal as well. However, I don't see an icon for sending photos.

We are of the opinion that the elephant were on the road as we made our way up the path and they quietly moved off when they heard us.

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Re: Were you the last person who saw Knysna's elephants

Unread postby Leanawel » Tue Jun 16, 2015 3:39 pm

:big_eyes: WOW! This is very interesting news. :thumbs_up:

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Re: Were you the last person who saw Knysna's elephants

Unread postby manicwalker » Wed Jun 17, 2015 3:06 am

Now thats an exciting find! :clap:

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Re: Were you the last person who saw Knysna's elephants

Unread postby lion queen » Wed Jun 17, 2015 8:57 am

Hi Hil Aubert and a warm welcome to the forum! :gflower:

Wow you had an amazing sighting!!!

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