THE GIRLS and BOYS ARE BACK IN TOWN !!

PLEASE BE VERY CAUTIOUS AND ALERT.
ANY ANIMAL – DOMESTIC OR WILD – WITH YOUNG ONES OR IS TEASED, INTIMIDATED, CHASED CAN BECOME CHEEKY AND RETALIATE

ele 1THE GIRLS

Our Girl Ele’s are creating quite a stir in Kariba.

Many days of the week they are doing daily and nightly full circles from Mahombekombe / I & J side to Breezes / Baobab side.

Drivers and pedestrians need to be on alert day and night, 24/7 to avoid any drama or road accidents.

As is being continually advised, please be aware that as Mothers they are extremely protective of their young.

Everyone should feel privileged that these girls are staying in the area with their young for such a lengthy time as they obviously feel safer here with their offspring.

ele 2A Resident reported last week that around 7am, driving the children to school, with the morning sun in her eyes, she came around a corner between Mahombekombe turn off and AMC Garage, and managed to stop short of one of the Girl Ele’s on the road. Thank goodness she was sticking to the speed limit unlike many Residents and Visitors…….

There were soon a number of vehicles either side of the Ele and thankfully everyone just waited patiently with no hooting or revving of engines whilst she moved off the road.

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

Wednesday there were 8 of them plus young ones on the Powerline Mahombekombe / I & J side. During the night they moved on and this morning they were on the Powerline below Baobab / Breezes side.

ele3THE BOYS
The Boys are spending more time in the area now as the bush starts drying out.

Please be aware as pointed out above regarding the girls.

The Boys are also spending more time ploughing the main roads in all areas, including the Heights.

A number of our tarred roads are “Age Old Elephant Trails” and it is instinct for them to walk on these roads.

Parks and Wildlife have certainly made a  huge difference with their awareness campaigns regarding Human and Wildlife conflict as we have not had anywhere near the amount of “Stone throwing and/or dogs being set on Elephants” and other Wildlife over the last year or so, compared to previous years

However, there are still incidents, as we emailed out a few weeks ago, when an innocent person suffers due to other people teasing and stoning the Wildlife.

No less than 10 children stoning 3 ele bulls. One large one with a single left tusk and two younger ones.
A Lady and mother to three children was on a footpath close by and one of the three bull attacked. She is very fortunate to have got off with an injured leg and a slight back problem.

On Wednesday morning this week, before 7 am, a Bull Elephant had a large pack of dogs after him near the University and the bridge by Nyamhunga Powerline road.

A half hour or so later another 2 Bull Elephant had the same situation.

This is what leads to an injury or death of an innocent person walking  or driving by after these incidents.

The Elephants can remain very nervous and pose a serious threat to innocent pedestrians and drivers for days after an incident like this

We will be placing a few of the warning signs around

This will help alert all pedestrians and drivers but please don’t be complacent, keep to the speed limits or less !!, slow down on corners and know that whether the signs are around or not, there are Elephants and other wildlife on the move day and night

Please contact the numbers below & report anyone seen stoning or harassing wild life!!!

ZIMPARKS AREA MANAGER – Mr S Chibaya 0716 058488 or 0773 507436

KARIBA ANIMAL WELFARE FUND TRUST NUMBERS
Cavan Warran 0772 690 915 – KARIBA
Debbie Ottman Land Home 061 2342 Work 2764  Cell 0773 996 487- KARIBA
Sonya Mc Master Land Home 061 2488 Cell 0772 874 352 – KARIBA

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.

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

kawf2011@gmail.com
Phone numbers
Cavan Warran 0772 690 915 – KARIBA
Nick Grant 0772 607 214 – HARARE
Debbie Ottman Land Home 061 2342 Work 2764  Cell 0773 996 487- KARIBA
Sonya Mc Master Land Home 061 2488 Cell 0772 874 352 – KARIBA
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