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.


    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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