The Secret Elephants: The Rediscovery of the World's Most Southerly Elephants


The elephants of the Knysna forest have long been the subject of mystery and conjecture. Over the years they have taken on an almost mythical quality, with many doubting whether they existed at all. In 1994 the local forestry department maintained that there was only one surviving Knysna elephant, the seldom seen female known as The Matriarch. The Knysna elephant was thus described as 'functionally extinct'. This was the official stance until September 2000 when forest guard Wilfred Oraai encountered and photographed a ...

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The secret elephants: The rediscovery of the world's most southerly elephants
2011, The Penguin Group (SA) (Pty) Ltd, Parklands

ISBN-13: 9780143528012

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