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NEWS FLASH #4 : end of an era


On 14 December 2009 what was the oldest bull elephant in the area, died in the Hoarusib River some 4km west of Puros.  This bull designated as WKM-10 was equipped with a satellite GPS collar.  From the tracking data over years it appears as if WKM-10 was the widest ranging bull elephant in Africa.  What caused his demise remains uncertain.  Poaching has been virtually ruled out and indications are that he may have been in a savage fight with another elephant bull.  This has been recorded before.  Some of KCS clients may have photographs of this magnificent creature.

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