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Category: Game Drives
Posted by: Graham
Yesterday afternoon I and my guests decided to head on back to the area we had left the grumpy boy and the lioness from the Huma Pride

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01/10/09: Back from the dead

Category: Game Drives
Posted by: Graham
I last saw her on the 10th of August last year

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Category: General
Posted by: Pippa
A further update: The elephant cow has been found and she has now been investigated. It was determined that she is very old, so old that her teeth are too worn for her to masticate her food properly and thus a bolus of un-chewed food is blocking her alimentary canal, i.e. She is constipated, in pain and at the end of her natural life. She will be euthanized once she is on her own. Her calf of three years old is no longer suckling and has been seen within the breeding herd.
May she rest in peace.
Category: General
Posted by: Graham
It is obscenely over due that we as a populace take time to reflect and learn the lessons layed on the table by the age old masters, such as this man Chief Seattle. Maybe at this stage of our journey do we have the intelligence to really undertand the lesson.
The famous speech given to the then powers that be, yet his words seem to demonstrate more pertinence and power with each passing year. Are we receptive enough to really learn???
I have my doubts

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Category: General
Posted by: Pippa
I just want to add the following: several of our accusers, and now in media reports, claim that we have been watching this elephant suffering for weeks. This is just not true. The first time the elephant cow was noticed to be in distress was on the afternoon of 21 September – do remember that all of this is recorded and archived (accessible to all on the internet). Some of the regular audience then looked back in the archive noticed that there was an elephant cow on the 3rd of September that was rocking and crossing her legs, it was then thought that she was experiencing discomfort, possibly because she was due to give birth. It is only after the 21st of September that it was thought that the previously recorded cow was the same as the one being filmed then. At first all were hoping to witness an elephant birth. When this did not happen by a few days later, i.e. towards the end of last week, it became apparent the she was either not giving birth and suffering from something else, or that the birth process had gone wrong. That means that by Monday the 28th, when all and sundry started their accusations, it was for but a weekend that we had known she was in true distress, rather than merely experiencing a long birth.
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