Elephants in the Moonlight
For this years' World Elephant Day, we asked our field staff to share their most memorable elephant experiences. Here are their stories.
After two years we started seeing signs and footprints of elephants passing around camp at night. Elsabe van der Westhuizen
One of the first interventions the FZS project did was to stop ration hunting and replace this with food packs or a beef subsidy to rangers. It took a while - but after two years we started seeing signs and footprints of elephants passing around camp at night - until one evening my husband Hugo woke me and we watched our first live elephant just across from camp in the moonlight…. An absolutely magical and haunting experience.