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Another Greater Kruger Elephant Re-Collaring Operation

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Report from Elephants Alive Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/ElephantsAlive.SouthAfrica/posts/973377879386095

 

As we had the privilege of recollaring Umbabat yesterday, we thought to feature her. We first collared her in July of 2008 and with her new collar we hope to follow her everyday movements for another 7 years!
It is always a humbling experience to collar an elephant. Words come short of the emotions one feels when you touch their warm skin, hear their constant snoring or look at the storylines of the African landscape etched on the weathered soles of their feet...
We would like to thank Save the Elephants for donating the collar. Gail and Alan Kelly kindly sponsored the costs of the very deserving veterinarian (Dr. Cobus Raath) and pilot (Jacques Saayman). Colin Rowles, Warden of Klaserie Private Nature Reserve is thanked for all his effort and competent participation. To the Elephants Alive team members....thank you for all the hard work as it clearly paid off!

 

 

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As we had the privilege of recollaring Umbabat yesterday, we thought to feature her. We first collared her in July of 2008 and with her new collar we hope to follow her everyday movements for another 7 years!

It is always a humbling experience to collar an elephant. Words come short of the emotions one feels when you touch their warm skin, hear their constant snoring or look at the storylines of the African landscape etched on the weathered soles of their feet...

We would like to thank Save the Elephants for donating the collar. Gail and Alan Kelly kindly sponsored the costs of the very deserving veterinarian (Dr. Cobus Raath) and pilot (Jacques Saayman). Colin Rowles, Warden of Klaserie Private Nature Reserve is thanked for all his effort and competent participation. To the Elephants Alive team members....thank you for all the hard work as it clearly paid off!

 

 

 

~ @@RobC

 

These are TERRIFIC photographs !!!!!!!!!

The powerful images show the re-collaring process.

Thank you for taking time to share and post these for Safaritalk members and visitors to enjoy.

Your deep feelings, as expressed above, are truly moving.

Many THANKS!

Tom K.

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