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NEWS FLASH #4 : end of an era

10/03/2010

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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