Ellies in Base Camp!!
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September 17th, 2007 – by: Jennyc2007
Today we observed a small herd for a bit then set out to find a specific herd. Recently, an elephant killed a Namibian. It seems the herd was provoked by government officials shooting at them (in an attempt to get them to move away from an industrial farm....so smart.), and the person killed had previously shot at the elephant who killed him. They governement tried to blame a different elephant (a male "bull") and wants to declare a bounty and kill him. (The one who killed is a cow--female)... It's complicated, but basically, we have government officials tagging along so we can show them that the herd is fine, safe, and that there is not a "crazy elephant" that needs to be put down... Should be a great week!
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