An elephant in the Kalahari!
Gosh, what a treat! Nadia from SAN Parks posted on their forum about a contractor of the Kgalagadi Transfrontier National Park had an unusual sighting on the weekend – an elephant! This lone bull elephant was spotted about 50km’s north of the camp Mata Mata on Saturday 10 January. He was heading towards Namibia! Elephants in the Kalahari are not common at all, however there are the desert elephants of Namibia’s Damaraland so they can survive.
The rangers tracked him to a trampled border fence with Namibia, where he was heading towards the Namibian Kalahari Game Lodge. The lodge has confirmed that they saw him and that he was friendly and very thirsty!
No word on where is he going from here, but we will keep an eye on his wanderings!!
Source: SANParks, Images courtesy of SANParks