14 February: December Elephant Tracking Report
As many of you may already know, Tanda Tula Safari Camp has been the chief benefactor of the “Save the Elephants South Africa (STE-SA)” NPO, for numerous years. The research centre is located within Tanda Tula, offering our guests a unique experience to see the work that the researchers are doing.
Below you will find the December Elephant Tracking Report which shows you the movements of various collared elephants.
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Tracking Animals for Conservation
Elephant Tracking Report No. 7: December 2011
We bring you an update of the movement of 27 collared elephants in the Associated Private Nature Reserves (APNR), Kruger National Park (KNP) and Limpopo National Park (LNP) in Mozambique.
Intwandamela and Mac seem to be enjoying the KNP and spent all of the last month in the reserve. The positions of seven of the twelve elephants collared within the Makuleke Concession area of the KNP indicate that most of these elephants, with the exception of Mangala and Nwankwimbi, have now moved away from the vicinity of the Limpopo River. Most significantly, Zingi has ventured far north of the river entering Zimbabwe. (See Figure 4) Nwambi and Bvekenya are also showing us some exciting movements as they move through the KNP and Mozambique. (See Figure 5)
None of our collared elephants ventured into Balule Private Nature Reserve or Southern Timbavati this month. With the exception of Joan ending the month just east of the Phalaborwa Mines, the rest of our collared elephants stayed in the northern half of the APNR. Lapajuma, Matambu, Gower, General, Irving and Soshangane have spent most of the month roaming the Klaserie Private Nature Reserve. Umbabat Private Nature Reserve was home to Proud, Diney and Classic whilst in the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve we had a number of our collared elephants moving in and out of the area throughout the month. At the end of December we had Yvonne, Big Al, Tussle and Summer in the vicinity of our camp.
To help you understand the elephants and their movements the first position of the month is indicated with a diamond and the last position of the month is indicated with an elephant. Cows all point to the left and bulls to the right.
We hope you enjoy this latest report.
Save The Elephants – South Africa