Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Elephant Family Group at RiverBend Lodge

The largest Elephant in this Family Group image is one of the males brought in from the Kruger National Elephant Park to increase the gene pool of the Elephants in the Addo National Park. Prior to importing these males all of the Elephants, in Addo National Park, were descendants of the original 11 Elephants which survived the slaughter of the Elephants in the Sunday's River Valley, which was halted in 1958. This photograph illustrates just how big he is - especially in comparison with one of the youngest members of the herd being protected between others of the Family Group. The baby was visible for just a few seconds before being drawn back into the safety if the Group.

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