Category: South Africa

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Until next time, Africa

Back home in Tampa, I am able to really think about the month I spent in South Africa getting to know those beautiful elephants. I was able to learn so much about them and what it takes to care for them. Before setting out on this adventure, I planned on learning about the human-elephant conflict ...

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How do you feel about the elephants?

As my time in South Africa comes to an end, I wanted to see how my fellow volunteers felt about the topics I've discussed throughout my trip. I wanted to get the opinions of people from opposite sides of the world. For this, I spoke with my roommate from the U.K. and a student from ...

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The elephant you expect vs. the elephant you meet

My four weeks are almost up at the Knysna Elephant Park! If I had to say one thing about the elephants I grew to know and love here, it's that they all have their own unique personalities. Each elephant in the herd I worked with on a daily basis showed different personality traits based on ...

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Harry’s Herd at Plett Reserve

This weekend, I had the opportunity to visit Harry's herd at Plett Game Reserve! We went on a game drive to see all the animals they have on the reserve, but of course we came for our boys and girls. When we drove on to the property, much to our excitement we were greeted by ...

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Welsh volunteers visit KEP, create games for elephants

Today was a hectic but wonderful day. It started out as a normal day with field work and some data entry. At noon, we had a school volunteer group from Wales come join us for the day! It was a group of 25 kids, aged 15-18, on a two-week volunteer trip in South Africa. I ...