A female elephant, which appears to be the last such one in Knysna forest, was caught on camera repeatedly during a 15-month-long survey.
According to the SANParks scientist Lizette Moolman, the animal was identified in 140 capture events and there were no other species of such kind registered in the forest.
“She is about 45 years old and moves in the indigenous forest and fynbos areas on SANParks and neighbouring private land,” Moolman said.
The scientists continue to monitor the elephant’s journey, adding that she looks very healthy and fresh, despite her age. The further surveys will be held soon and are going to help reveal more information about the standalone giant.