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News from Hwange – end Oct 2015

News from Hwange – end Oct 2015

Gary loves elephants, and has a special place in his heart for them – which is just as well as much of the work he does centers around the great, grey pachyderms. He refers to them as “Our Friends” and at times when they test him severely as “Long Nosed Pigs!” This is an update from Gary received today – 27 October 2015:   “We’ve been fully busy these last two weeks repairing pipes and making sure everything that can…

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All in a Day’s Work

All in a Day’s Work

ANIMAL RESCUE In the course of his work, Gary is quite often called upon to rescue animals trapped in mud. Whilst drinking and bathing, elephants churn up tons of soil, which, when the water recedes, leaves black, sticky sludge in the bottom of the pan – a potential death trap for young animals searching for a drink or to play in the mud. We asked Gary how he goes about rescuing such animals, and this is what he said:

Please Help the Animals

Please Help the Animals

Gary Cantle is our man on the ground in Hwange, and he is responsible for the hands on work Friends of Hwange Trust does in the park. Gary is absolutely passionate about his work, and has a special place in his heart for elephants. He spends long hours driving to remote locations in extreme heat to maintain the engines that pump water, and supply the diesel needed to run them. He incessantly has to deal with one crisis pan after…

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