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Elephants Alive - Iconic Bulls

For more than twenty years, Elephants Alive (originally Save the Elephants SA) has been studying the elephants of the Greater Kruger Area, more recently known as the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park.

The study area spans three countries and includes the Kruger National Park and reserves bordering the Park: the Association or Private Nature Reserves (Timbavati, Klaserie, Umbabat, Balule and Thornybush) in South Africa, Gonarezhou National Park in Zimbabwe and Parque Nacional de Limpopo in Mozambique.

Elephants Alive has developed an Elephant ID Guide featuring some of the iconic elephants found in the Greater Kruger. The guide has an identification database with photographs and drawings of unique features of over 2000 elephants. Over time, Michelle Henley has come to know a great number of individual elephants and she has highlighted their distinguishing characteristics in this guide. We hope that this guide will help you identify some of the elephants you encounter. 

  • Click here for a link to our website which lists the Iconic bulls within the APNR. We hope that this guide will help you identify some of the elephants you have encountered. 
  • If you would like to report any sightings, please send images, date and location to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
  • If you would like to purchase a hard copy of our Guide (R200.00), they are available at Reception, or please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

by Michelle Henley (PhD, PGCE)