Sweet Successes

Helping Elephants

By Harriet Nimmo It seems that some traditional medical treatments are making a comeback and are forging their place alongside new technologies. Honey was used as a treatment for wounds by the ancient Egyptians and has been found in tombs dating from 3000BC.  And now here in Hoedspruit, local wildlife vet, Dr. Joel Alves, is…

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Snare saga with sweet ending!

Elephant Help

By Harriet Nimmo Elephants Alive were called about a bull elephant on Mahlathini Private Game Reserve (north of Phalaborwa), that had been seen with a horrific snare injury on his front leg. The injured elephant had first been sighted a month ago – but had then disappeared and presumably left the open reserve. It was then spotted…

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