Elephant Stories

Marelet

Marelet

Marelet is a magnificent Kenyan bull. He is also a bit of an enigma as he is not a regular at the volcanic Chyulu Hills waterhole, yet he still sho...

Olwen

Olwen

Olwen was born to Orlanda, an elephant who took over as a matriarch and leader of the her in 1974. She was only 19 years old, which was very young ...

Mbuyu

Mbuyu

This impressive tusker was named in honor of ex-ranger Ben Pretorius who worked in the Kruger National Park (SA) from 1966 – 2001. Ben was respectf...

Odette

Odette

Odette was first recognised by Cynthia Moss by the very up-curved tusks. Many of the females who had given birth in 1979-80 gave birth again in 198...

Mawenzi

Mawenzi

Mawenzi was an 18 month old elephant orphan adopted by David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, who after a long period of being unwell and never thrived as...

Letaba I

Letaba I

This mature bull was named after the Letaba River in the Northern Section of the Kruger National Park, where he was regularly seen.His left tusk wa...

Mambrrr

Mambrrr

This bull was named by Dr Ian Whyte in memory of “Mambrrr” – Philemon Chauke, a Research Assistant for many years in the Kruger National Park based...

Mahlati

Mahlati

This rarely spotted bull was named after the Mahlati Stream, a tributary of the Ntshivana, situated in the north of the Kruger National Park, South...

Mountain Bull

Mountain Bull

MOUNTAIN BULL, a magnificent six-ton tusker, whose legendary name triggered the production of a new batch of Elephant Gin and whose tragic story we...

Mashagadzi

Mashagadzi

Mashagadzi is named after the waterhole just south of the Shingwedzi camp (South Africa), where he was often seen by staff. He had two relatively s...

Masorini

Masorini

This bull was named after the Masorini Hill and archaeological site close to the Phalaborwa Gate, Kruger National Park, SA. He had very clean ears,...

MNUMZANE

MNUMZANE

With his mother and sister shot before his eyes, Mnumzane grew up with an understandable aversion to humans. He also had a propensity for escaping ...