Today I had some fantastic news! I had previously posted about a place that is very special to me – the Knysna Forests. The last time I was in the area (this was some years ago now), I was told that the elephant population that used to live in the forest was extinct. I found this very sad. If you missed this post, you can read about it here: No more elephants.
However, I had a visitor to my blog in the last few days who came with some very exciting news! Shadreyer who hosts the blogsite Loves and life on the Garden Route in South Africa commented that a small group of elephants had been discovered living and reproducing in a very remote part of the forest!
She also left the following information in her comment:
|“We still have elephants in the forest and very occasionally there is a sighting. The Knysna forest is extremely dense and huge so it is difficult to tell but conservationist Gareth Patterson has been researching them and indeed they are not extinct-yet
Shadreyer (Aug 27, 2012)
If you are interested in reading more about this amazing discovery, please have a look at Gareth Patterson’s site.
To celebrate this wonderful news, I thought I would post some photos of elephants (not from Knysna, obviously, these are from Kruger).
And now that I know there are some elephants still in the area, I will go back to peering into the forest on the rare occasions I get back to Knysna. I could be just so lucky – who can tell!