PLEASE NOTE:

MyNews24 is a user-generated section of News24.com. The stories here come from users.

 
MikeHampton
 
Comments: 1
Article views: 481
 
 
Latest Badges:


 
View all MikeHampton's badges.
 

Knysna Elephant Captured on Camera

13 January 2014, 09:51
Possibly the most mysterious aspect of the small town of Knysna is the elusive elephant population. Surrounded by hundreds of kilometres of forest, these majestic creatures once roamed like kings and queens they were... until kings and queens, the human sort, hunted them for sport.

At one stage, tragically, it was believed that there was only one elephant left but science has given animal lovers hope - DNA research into dung has made the realisation that there are more, both bulls and cows.

This week, a trap camera placed by the Landmark Foundation, an organisation dedicated to leopard research, captured a photo of a Knysna elephant.

As the date stamp on the camera showed an older date, i contacted Jeannine McManus, a researcher and field manager for the Landmark Foundation, for verification. Not only is it true but, wonderfully, Jeannine added that they'd "obtained four images of the same elephant at three different occasions at the same site."

The Landmark Foundation strives to build the conservation economy so that Southern Africa’s natural  landscapes can effectively be conserved. Locally, they have collared and tracked a male leopard in Rheenedal, a rural area within the Knysna municipality.

Disclaimer: All articles and letters published on MyNews24 have been independently written by members of News24's community. The views of users published on News24 are therefore their own and do not necessarily represent the views of News24. News24 editors also reserve the right to edit or delete any and all comments received.

 

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
1 comment
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Sibulele Lurewana
MY STORY: Cancer can be cured

 Read more...

0 comments 731 views
Submitted by
Jenny Hides
The SPCA responds too hasty

I was appalled to learn that the pets belonging to a single tenant of our retirement complex were recently removed by the SPCA as a result of a complaint of barking!  Read more...

0 comments 1074 views
Submitted by
Frank Coetzee283
A compliment for SAPS Linden

There are indeed still more good than bad officers otherwise SA would be in a much worse state so maybe it's also time we start to give compliments when due. Read more...

0 comments 228 views
Submitted by
xchemistx73
Bang, you're dead: Do we need new...

Most criminals don’t care that you need a license to own a gun. They didn’t buy them legally so why would they bother getting a license for it. Read more...

0 comments 292 views
Submitted by
Ruth Logie
Harvey Weinstein: the other side ...

It is not right to blame the victims of abuse for being abused. But in this particular case, there was complicity. Read more...

0 comments 659 views
Submitted by
Mandla Mbekwa Dlomo
Where did we go wrong?

We are all part of the reason why we are where we are today. The power is really in our hands we are the deciders of our future generation. Read more...

0 comments 127 views
 

services

RSS feeds News delivered really simply.

E-mail Newsletters You choose what you want

News24 on Android Get the latest from News24 on your Android device.

SMS Alerts Get breaking news stories via SMS.

 
Interactive Advertising Bureau
 
© 2017 24.com. All rights reserved.
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.