Malilangwe elephant herds must be some of the most relaxed breeding herds in Africa. When I spend time with them they very quickly take little notice of me and wander past my vehicle, at times even touching it.
The great thing about this is it’s helping Lindy over her phobia for elephants. The last time she was with me, I was able to get her to even take photos of them. This turn around in her fear of them is so exciting for me. And so exciting for our Series on the girls in the bush.
But back to elephants. Where elephants occur in high densities they are eating themselves to destruction. Vast woodlands are being reduced to grasslands. Can these areas continue to support these high densities of elephants?