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Zimbabwe is keeping its elephants in the countryside – by shooting them with a chilli gun

Blasting an animal in the face with a burning chilli solution 50 times hotter than tabasco may not seem like the best way of keeping that animal alive – but that is exactly what a group of conservationists are doing to elephants in Chirundu, Zimbabwe, as they fight to save the tusked creatures from state rangers. On Zimbabwe’s […]

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How Chobe’s elephants will inspire you

If you are an elephant lover then there is no better place in the world to see these majestic and intelligent mammals than on a Botswana safari to the Chobe National Park. The Park has an estimated population of 70 000 elephants. These elephants are also very tolerant of humans as they have been protected […]

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The best places to watch elephants

The African elephant is a true continental icon and embodies the spirit of Africa’s last, truly wild places. And, perhaps more than any other animal, it is incredible to behold in its natural habitat. So, where is it best in Africa to view this most noble of creatures? If “ellies” are what you want more […]

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Zambezi elephants: the crossing

After spending a whole year in the Lower Zambezi National Park, the thing that I most photographed was the area where Elephants were crossing the Zambezi. Early in 2010, water levels were high as Kariba was letting out excess water it had collected for the Soccer World Cup. Yes, The World Cup influenced us in […]

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Elephant art

Elephants are one of my favourite animals to photograph. Unlike many others they show such emotion and personality without really doing anything. There’s something about just looking into an elephant’s eyes and seeing their beauty and soul. I followed this herd in the Pilanesberg, South Africa, for around an hour watching and observing their interactions, […]

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Check-in with elephants at Mfuwe Lodge

Mfuwe Lodge is no ordinary hotel! In fact, it’s a VERY SPECIAL place inside Zambia’s world-famous South Luangwa National Park! Having had the chance to stay at this unique luxury accommodation in the past, I know for sure that it is simply exquisite! For instance, each chalet has its own en-suite bathroom, and a splendid deck […]

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The problematic issue around elephant populations: two opposing views

1. Culling of Elephants to Counteract Overpopulation? Broadcaster: NewsRevue; 2008 CNN Footage! In this first video, CNN reveals the problem around elephant populations and conservation matters. According to South African authorities, the natural balance of the ecosystem is being upset by elephant overpopulation. The pachyderms uproot trees and destroy the environment, and their increasing numbers in restricted areas […]

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