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Africa’s first official reserve, Kruger National Park, eventually became one of the world’s most famous and successful national parks. But the park has, in the opinion of wildlife managers, suffered from elephant overcrowding, at the expense of other species of wildlife within the reserve. On 25 February 2008, the South Africa announced that they would reintroduce culling for the first time since 1994 to control elephant numbers although no cull has yet taken place. Nevertheless, as scientists learn more about nature and the environment, it becomes very clear that these parks may be the elephants’ last hope against the rapidly changing world around them.
African Elephants (Loxodonta africana), Kruger National Park, South Africa, Africa

Nikon D200, Nikkor 70-300 mm at 95 mm, 1/640 sec at f/ 6.3, ISO 100
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  • David Clarke
    David Clarkeover 2 years ago

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  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesover 2 years ago


    2012/04/22 2 Images per day
    beautiful capture and interesting write-up!

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  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 2 years ago

    Very nice capture Konstantinos

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    2012/04/23 1 Image per 24hrs

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    24 April 2012 – 2 images per day

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