Atherstone’s under-threat elephants relocated to Buffalokloof And Mount Camdeboo Reserves in the Karoo
In May 2019, ERP translocated 16 elephants to two reserves in the Eastern Cape as part of ERP’s ‘The Great Karoo Elephant Migration’, saving at-risk elephants by reintroducing them to areas in which they once roamed in great numbers but were until recently extinct, having been wiped out by hunters during the past century. The elephants were relocated from a reserve with an overpopulation of elephants, where they were at risk of being culled. After a 23-hour drive, the elephants arrived at Mount Camdeboo Private Game Reserve.
Penny Pistorius is a dedicated ERP elephant monitor. She has the privilege of spending every day with these sentient beings, with the aim of monitoring their well-being and studying their ability to adapt to their new environment. Penny also provides valuable data for research purposes. We share weekly updates from Penny on our social media pages, at the following links: