Savute Under Canvas is situated in the Savute region of the Chobe National Park which encompasses 11 700 km2 of wilderness, bordered in the north by the beautiful Chobe River, and buffered on all sides by wildlife management areas and forest reserves allowing for the free movement of game. A wildlife enthusiast’s dream, Chobe National Park is one of the top wilderness reserves in the world and is home to the largest single concentration of elephant.
BABY ELEPHANT LOTS ITS TAIL
On our way to the rhino pan in Savute we met a breeding herd of elephants with a very tiny baby which we estimated to be 2 weeks old. This tiny baby had a very freshly cut tail which kept bleeding and it seemed it was in very serious pain, because it was screaming all the way to the bushes. We suspected the tail had been cut by lions since the herd had been coming from where we saw a pride of 8 lions the previous day.
That's really sad. I feel sorry for the baby elephant. But I guess there is nothing much we can do about it. That's how life goes. And that's how animals survive. It would be worse if we don't see these animals anymore right? It would just be another proof of our irresponsible actions towards nature.
By: John Ernest, Date: 15 May 2012
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