Expedition Shingwedzi – Update 19 June 2019

Elephants gathering in their numbers along the dwindling waterholes of the drying Mphongolo River

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12 thoughts on “Expedition Shingwedzi – Update 19 June 2019

  1. Tish Farrell

    Magnificent shot, Dries, but receding water sources are always alarming even if elephants are ever the great water diviners. I think we must have been getting everyone’s rain here in the UK.

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    1. de Wets Wild Post author

      Being our dry season now this will be the norm until the rains come again from October / November, Tish. And as you say, elephants are great at finding hidden watersources and the wells they dig sustain so many other animals through the dry months.

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    1. de Wets Wild Post author

      At this stage I don’t think there’s reason for worry yet, Liz – both the Shingwedzi and Mphongolo in this area still has quite a number of fairly big waterholes and the elephants are digging wells with ease. The vegetation is looking healthy and the general game in great condition.

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