Up close and personal with the elephants

One of the things we do on Okambara is observe the elephants’ feeding behaviors in order to determine what a sustainable number of elephants are for a given size of farm. Some days we can see them easily, and other days they are difficult to see. (It’s absolutely amazing to me how one can “lose” a herd of 9 elephants on a farm!) The other amazing thing is how QUIET they can be. Sure, they trumpet at each other every once in a while, but normally they are near-silent. Pretty amazing given their size.

 

So this is normally what we see:_G8Q7124

 

But we came around the corner and saw this:

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going…
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going…
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2 going…
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2 going x 2…
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gone…without a sound!

 

Here’s our encounter the other day:

 

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