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The Aspinall Foundation

Albus Environmental

Wildlife Emergency Fund

Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife

Somkhanda Game Reserve

Buffalo Kloof

Tembe Elephant Park

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Tusker’s with a Purpose

In collaboration with Albus Environmental, we embarked on a mission to spread the genetics of Africa’s iconic tuskers. We relocated three elephant bulls from Tembe Elephant Park in northern KwaZulu-Natal to various reserves across South Africa, including Buffalo Kloof Private Game Reserve and Somkhanda Game Reserve.

The Journey of the Tuskers

Tembe Elephant Park, renowned for its ‘Great Tuskers’ – elephants with massive tusks – has become a sanctuary for the giants. However, with the success of a growing population, the reserve was reaching its elephant carrying capacity. The translocation of these tuskers serves a dual purpose: managing the population in Tembe and enhancing the genetic diversity in other reserves.

The Translocation Process

The first bull was moved to Somkhanda Game Reserve, a community-owned reserve, where its presence is expected to boost tourism, providing more revenue for conservation efforts in the reserve. The other two tuskers embarked on a 27-hour, 1,700 km journey to Buffalo Kloof in the Eastern Cape. This private reserve, a sanctuary for numerous rescue animals and home to a significant black rhino breeding program, welcomed the tuskers as a part of its diverse wildlife community.

The logistics of moving these large animals over such distances were considerable. The journey involved careful monitoring and management to ensure the well-being of the elephants. Upon arrival, the tuskers settled well into their new homes, a text-book operation by our highly experienced team.

Collaboration and Support

Partnerships with organizations like The Aspinall Foundation, Albus Environmental, Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife, and the management teams of the respective reserves were crucial. The support from these partners, combined with the expertise of wildlife specialists, made this ambitious project a reality.

Partnerships with organizations like The Aspinall Foundation, Albus Environmental, Wildlife Emergency Fund Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife, and the management teams of the respective reserves were crucial. The support from these partners, combined with the expertise of wildlife specialists, made this ambitious project a reality.

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