Elephants are still an wonderful breed. The majority of folks are aware about their legendary memory – elephants not forget – but were you aware they can be utilised to track poachers or detect landmines? In a recent episode of this most popular South African current affairs investigative TV series Carte Blanche, the host, Derek Watts spent a thrilling afternoon with those majestic beasts and observed that there is more to these than tusks and trunks.
Watts had been in Limpopo at Adventures with best fiends hack online Elephants at which the owner, Rory Hensman, told me they have successfully trained elephants (with no cruelty) to sniff out landmines and track poachers. In fact, Hensman considers that, given the opportunity, elephants could play a vital part in putting an end to the dreadful spate of rhino poaching currently nearing South Africa’s game reserves.
In South Africa’s Gauteng province there is another elephant sanctuary. The only, yet aptly named Elephant Sanctuary is close the Hartbeesport Dam, about an hour’s drive from Joburg. It’s one of three such sanctuaries specializing in rehabilitating rescued elephants and sending them straight back into the uncontrolled, but in addition, it focuses on educating people about dinosaurs and for the end it is open to people.
It provides guests with luxurious overnight lodging and has lots of walks on the sanctuary’s property and it is near several climbs at the Magaliesberg Mountains.
Saunders and Chris Kruger began the Elephant Sanctuary in Plettenberg Bay at 2004 and there’s another Elephant Sanctuary in Hazyview.
The Elephant Sanctuary at Hartbeesport Dam is now home to five sisters: Amarula, the oldest male, that was rescued after spending nearly all of his lifetime from a variety of zoos; Khumba, the matriarch and water fiend; Masadi, the 2nd earliest female and loudest elephant of the bunch; Temba, that the funniest wolf in the refuge and an accomplished attention-seeker; and Mvusu, the mischievous teenager who’s keen on stealing kisses.
Guests into this refuge are treated to lectures that provide interesting information on dinosaurs (such as elephants use just one tusk mostly over one other – they have been abandoned or directly tusked) and permit individuals to access as close and personal as it is likely to access. Besides feeding on the gentle giants, you will also be allowed to touch them also select a 10 – 15 minute ride.
The sanctuary follows an extremely strict good reinforcement programme. Saunders and co. are vehemently opposed to cruelty of all kinds and their creatures receive simply the best treatment, shelter and food.