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Sidey’s Weekend Theme, 13 August 2010


African elephant in Ramat Gan Safari.
Poaching significantly reduced the population of Loxodonta in certain regions during the 20th century. An example of this poaching pressure is in the eastern region of Chad—elephant herds there were substantial as recently as 1970, with an estimated population of 400,000; however, by 2006 the number had dwindled to about 10,000. The African elephant nominally has governmental protection, but poaching is still a serious issue.[11]
Human encroachment into or adjacent to natural areas where bush elephants occur has led to recent research into methods of safely driving groups of elephants away from humans, including the discovery that playback of the recorded sounds of angry honey bees are remarkably effective at prompting elephants to flee an area.[12] Some elephant communities have grown so large, in Africa, that some communities have resorted to culling large amounts to help sustain the ecosystem.[13]





Author: adeeyoyo

I am a middle-aged South African woman, living in Johannesburg. I began writing poetry towards the end of May 2010. I love animals – sometimes more than people!

26 thoughts on “Elephants

  1. The mighty elephant afraid of the tiny honey bee?
    What a lovely thought 🙂
    Enjoy Sunday adee.


  2. wow – elephants and bees? well that could help prevent bloodshed


  3. The sound of a angry swarm of bees would me flee too!
    Lovely photos 🙂


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  5. i had a swarm of bees pour out of a swingset once…had me running too…so sad the mass slaughter that elephants went through for the ivory…such majestic beasts…


  6. Interesting, even just the recorded sound of bees makes them flee. Mind you, I sit up too, when I hear one… 🙂


    • Thanks or the visit and comment. One bee doesn’t worry me because they don’t sting unless they think they are threatened, but a swarm is a very different matter! 😆


  7. it is natural to feel like that in a muddy land…

    love watching elephant in the zoo.



    two awards on the bottom for you,
    the most creative blogger award,
    u r a rare friend award….


  9. Cull the humans – leave the elephants!


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  11. Those baby elephants are precious. The parents are majestic.


  12. Lovely elephant pics. I think that the culling of such majestic animals is really sad. Bee noises make me flee too. 😉


  13. Love love love this post (and elephants of course!)


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