South Africa Day 3 (part 3): Kruger National Park

This was an opportunity to get up close with an elephant. The elephants at the Hazyview Sanctuary offer education through interaction. They have been rescued from culls. Tombo, the animal used to demonstrate the various parts of an elephant’s body, was orphaned when he was two and his herd was culled. Culling has been thought necessary in South Africa, as the elephant is considered destructive. They are herbivores and eat between 270 and 300 kilos of food every day, often uprooting trees in their quest for leaves. Tombo weighs about six tons.