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Understanding elephants - Guidelines for safe and enjoyable elephant viewing

Unread post by Impisi08 » Wed Jun 14, 2017 2:26 pm

Understanding elephants - Guidelines for safe and enjoyable elephant viewing - 68 pages
ISBN: 978-1-77584-341-2 (penguinrandomhouse)
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A book I bought at OR Tambo Airport last week. The book is written by the Elephant Specialist Advisory Group. Part one and two are about elephant facts and behaviour. Part three is about "How to watch elephants safely". It has three chapters: "Signals to look out for", "Warning signals and signs of aggression" and "How to conduct yourself around elephants". The last chapter is about the do's and don'ts and how to react in the event of a close encounter.

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Unread post by hilda » Wed Jun 14, 2017 2:59 pm

Thanks Impisi08, this book sounds very interesting! Will definitely try to get hold of a copy. :dance: :dance:

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Unread post by Imberbe » Wed Jun 14, 2017 4:31 pm

It is a good book. Worth the read.
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Unread post by Crested Val » Wed Jun 14, 2017 5:02 pm

I bet that you have a tale or two to tell us about Elephant encounters Imberbe? :thumbs_up:
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Unread post by Mischief » Wed Jun 14, 2017 6:11 pm

Sounds like a good read.Hope a lot of folks read it especially Part three which sounds as though it offers some great practical advice when viewing ellies!!
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Unread post by chirinda » Wed Jul 19, 2017 8:54 pm

It's a super little book, lots of interesting information and guidelines for ellie watching.

They say thin books often pack a punch. Well worth the read.

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Unread post by Hippotragus » Wed Jul 26, 2017 9:09 pm

I bought the book today and it looks very good.

Last weekend, at Nyarhi Rustic Bush Camp, we had one elephant bull in musth, who came very close to our unfenced camp several times. Our guides got us to step back near the vehicles and just whistled to the elephant. That was enough for him to realise that we were not a threat, and he went another way. An interesting lesson in elephant - human relations.

I am looking forward to reading the book and learning more about elephants and how to react with them.
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Unread post by George_Brits » Thu Jul 27, 2017 8:49 am

I would love to get my paws on this too. sounds like an interesting read

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Unread post by Hippotragus » Thu Jul 27, 2017 4:28 pm

George - it was very reasonably priced - R125 at Estoril Books. I think Exclusive Books also stock it.
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Unread post by Yoda » Thu Sep 28, 2017 11:12 am

I have just bought myself a copy of this book.
Found it to be a bit basic. But perhaps that is the target audience ? :hmz:
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Unread post by Crested Val » Thu Sep 28, 2017 2:09 pm

Yoda wrote:Found it to be a bit basic. But perhaps that is the target audience ? :hmz:


I expect it would be. :thumbs_up:

Not that I think I know everything.....far from it - I learn something new each time I visit the park.

However over the years I have a pretty good idea what to do and not do around elephants.

I would have found this book very helpful if I had read it when first visiting our National Parks. :thumbs_up:
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