Elephants and Politics...
Damaraland Travel Blog› entry 7 of 12 › view all entries
September 19th, 2007 – by: Jennyc2007
On 9/18, we found TWO herds of elephants! G5 as well as another herd. We spent the day observing them, which was the most amazing thing.
Later in the day, we decided to head back to base camp for the night. Jo informed us that we had accomplished what we'd set out to do: the government agreed that the elephants were NOT a danger, and would not kill one of them. Needless to say, everyone was very excited!
This morning (9/19), we headed back out on patrol with Wayne, stopping on the way at the EHRA school. We were able to visit the facilities and spend a bit of time with the kindergarden class.
After visiting the school, we drove and observed a small herd of elephants (the same one that had walked through base camp Sunday night!) as they had an elephant-goat standoff at a water tank....guess who won? :)
Sadly, after lunch, one of our vehicles broke down. The clutch stopped working...not a good sign! We had to push the truck in the 110 degree heat, then jump on when it started. We found a spot to camp for the evening and spent the rest of the day there.
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