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Monday, October 12, 2015

KARIBA - THROWING OF THUNDER FLASHES AT ELEPHANTS


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KARIBA - THROWING OF THUNDER FLASHES AT ELEPHANTS

 

 

INCIDENT FRIDAY 2 OCT 2015 – HEIGHTS KARIBA – THROWING OF THUNDER FLASHES AT ELEPHANTS

 

Reports of Thunder Flashes being thrown at Elephants at the Heights

 

KAWFT passed on a report to The Area Manager Parks and Parks Authorities will be visiting the persons involved in this as this is consistently being done.

 

In a recent instance the Elephant was in someone else’s property yet this same perpetrator still threw a Thunder Flash at the Elephant.

 

The elephant panicked and ran straight through the locked gate so he could get back on to the road and get away.

 

This could have been a terrible incident had there been someone walking on the road or had the elephant decided to turn around and take his fury out on the property owner’s vehicles which were parked just behind the Elephant.

 

Some innocent person is going to get hurt or another innocent Elephant ends up being put down due to no forethought of what can unravel in an incident like this, as what happened with the large well known Bull Elephant last month on 26/9 in the Chawara area that fell through a septic tank and broke his leg after having thunder flash thrown AT him.

 

Of importance, please also note that there is the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act and that persons carrying out this sort of behaviour can be prosecuted by the relative Authorities

 

The well damaged gate after a frightening escape



 

Please phone or sms any of the contacts at the bottom of the page, or email,  if you are aware of or come across any intimidation, abuse, cruelty etc. of any Wildlife

 

The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way it treats its animals – Mahatma Ghand

 

 

ELEPHANTS RAIDING YARD ON BAOBAB RIDGE

 

A slightly more lighted hearted raid by Elephants.  KAWFT received a frantic call from a Baoboab resident early in the morning last week.

 

Their gate had been left open for a short while and 2 Elephants walking past, wondered up the driveway to explore all the lush green mango trees etc. – much more inviting than the dry areas outside of the yard !!

 

In 10 minutes the mango trees and anything else they could chomp up was gone.  The owners managed to chase them out with safety in mind of both themselves and the Elephants – without throwing Thunder flashes/crackers at them !

 

We did warn them that the Eles would be back to visit !!!, as there is much truth that they have an excellent memory.

 

They did come back, to find the sliding steel gate was closed and locked. They proceeded to pop the lock off the gate and then try and push it open.

These Eles have not yet learnt the trick of a sliding gate but would not be surprised if they soon do...

 

The gate was slightly damaged in that it now could not open but was soon repaired.

 

We suggested they place shade cloth the length and height of the gate and a bit either side.

 

Most Elephants shy away from shade cloth as they cannot see through it and the shade cloth also changes the view of the break-in area to the Elephant compared to how he remembers it.

 

As we are in the dry season, wildlife will be searching for fresh food -

 

Please

Do not leave food stuffs in vehicles

Keep in secure places that Elephants or Baboons cannot break into !!

Those who are fortunate to have electric fences, make sure they are working properly and do not leave your gates open.

 

 

ANOTHER NEW KID ON THE BLOCK

 

Still waiting for Mr & Mrs Mica to have a new foal after losing 2 in as many years.

 

But in the meantime this small herd was inside NATUREWAYS CANOEING SAFARIS site, with their brand spanking new addition to the herd.

 

Hope that that he survives a few years without getting hit by a speeding vehicle !!

 

Please remember to pay attention on the roads and slow down when you see

 

REMEMBER: When Driving or walking,  Animals always have the right of way

KEEP KARIBA CLEAN  Keep litter to yourself, in your vehicle or boat and empty only at designated points

 

 

ELE WITH ABCESS SWELLING ON GROIN GENITAL AREA 6 OCT 2015

 

We have received numerous reports from Residents concerning this very sore looking elephant

 

Photos have been forwarded to Parks Area Manager & Aware Vets in Harare and as soon as we have their diagnosis, if treatment is required, we will advise and seek permission from Parks for Vets to dart and administer meds.

 

In the meantime if anyone has sighting of this Ele, please let us know urgently so we can keep track of his whereabouts.

 

On Tuesday they were Lomagundi Lakeside and then by the ponds across from the Driving school practice area, opposite Nyamhunga.

  

CONTACT NUMBERS

 

PARKS & WILDLIFE

ZIMPARKS AREA MANAGER  -  Mr S Chibaya 0716 058488 or 0773 507 436

ZIMPARKS SENIOR RANGER Patson  0773 919 840

 

Sonya Mc Master  0772 874 352 – KARIBA

Debbie Ottman  0773 996 487- KARIBA

Dick Mc Cowan Hill 0772 600 187 – KARIBA

 

 

 

For any donations, help offer, more info, or information on injured animals or incidents with Wildlife please contact below


 

Phone numbers

Nick Grant  0772 607 214 – HARARE

Debbie Ottman  0773 996 487- KARIBA

Sonya Mc Master  0772 874 352 – KARIBA

Dick Mc Cowan Hill 0772 600 187 – KARIBA

 

WHATSAPP  NUMBERS

 0778 733 784

 

ECO CASH REGISTERED NUMBERS for donations below

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Sonya Mc Master (Registered Name – Stroebel) 0772 874 352

Debbie Ottman  0773 996 487

Or contact us for KAWFT bank acc. details


 

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