They have found one herd by the Maramba Bridge which is one of their favourite spots for entertaining Livingstonians and visitors. They were really pleased to see that all the cars and bicycles stopped and enjoyed the spectacle. Even the police at the road block seemed happy to see them.
“When I first went to Livingstone there were no elephants, we now have hundreds in and around Livingstone” says Gill Staden.
”We love them.”
|Fast Facts about the African Elephant:|
|Elephants trunk muscles||150 000 Muscle fascicles|
|Elephants trunk strength||Can lift up to 350 kilograms|
|Number of teeth||Usually 26|
|Tusks growth rate||17 centimetres / year|
|Elephants skin||2.5 centimetres thick|
|Top running speed||18 km / hr.|
|Eating||150 kilograms of food / day|
|Drinking||50 litres of water / day|
By: Gill Staden
Date: 12 May 2013