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Human touches wild elephants Sharon Pincott and the President's Herd of Elephants, Hwange Zimbabwe

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Turgwe Hippo Trust took a break and had an awesome close encounter with elephants in Hwange Estates with Sharon Pincott

please watch this amazing video and support the elys

 

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It is also on our website: http://www.savethehippos.com/Videopage%20051%20Name%20the%20Baby%20Elelphant%20%20Sept%202012.html or http://www.savethehippos.com/turgwevideoclips.html.

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Fantastic footage.

 

So, where's that list of L-names already taken? ;)

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Wild elephants? Or semi tame and relying on tourists to hand/throw them food ?

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The first, ZamiOz.

 

Sharon Pincott is very known for her bond with "her" elephants. You should read her book. Basically she was the only person standing between the elephants and the poachers / land invaders. The fact that it was "the presidential herd" is what saved them as well, as she used that to their advantage. After a while the ellies came to know (the sound of) her vehicle.

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Still trying to find out which president the herd is famous for ?? B)

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Ok. I just thought the early footage showed someone throwing food out of the vehicle to the elephants.

 

PS: What makes this a "presidential herd"? Was there some government decree or something? I have heard the phrase before, but am not sure what it is all about.

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I thought so too ZaminOz..........

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Hi Guys I read your comments. Sharon has been the main person in the Hwange area keeping an eye on the Presidents herd for 12 years. She is not doing this as a business ie safaris or anything like that. She is passionate about the animals. Many have had snares removed thanks to Sharon's intervention. Would you rather see elephants that are afraid of man like in other places in Africa and Zim, due to having been hunted or culled? at least the elephants there at the Hwange Estates have a person who cares about their welfare and one person can make a difference. Nobody is feeding them by the way they come because they know her.

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