KLM draagt het
initiatief van de Peace park Foundation een warm hart toe
en ondersteunt het initiatief om sponsors te vinden voor de
olifanten. Daarom nodigt KLM reizigers uit die deelnemer zijn
aan het frequent flyer-programma Flying Blue een ludiek, maar
vooral ook lucratief idee te verzinnen om geld in te zamelen
is a male elphant (a bull). He is approximately 15-20 years old and
weighs about 3200 kg. Jumbo lives in the Great Limpopo Peace Park where
he was collared in 2002.
Even though Jumbo was last spotted with Limpopo,
and is known to enjoy spending time with her and her herd,
he definitely has the travel bug. He has journeyed deeper
in to the Limpopo National Park than any of the other elephants,
but he still always returns to Limpopo. He is also the only
elephant to venture close to human habitation, perhaps he
was curious about his two legged neighbours.
In the Great Limpopo Peace Park a helicopter took to the air to track Limpopo, Tembo, Jumbo and Espero. They took off from Skukuza in the Kruger National Park and flew east towards Mozambique, where three of the four elephants and their families roam. The fourth, Espero, spends most of his time in South Africa.
Females Limpopo and Tembo and their families were found relatively close to each other (within 5km of each other), however the males Espero and Jumbo were further away. Nevertheless it can be seen with the help of the satellite tracking system that Tembo and Jumbo have been spending time together.
Limpopo roamed through the Limpopo National Park over the past few months. Her home range (the area in which she roams) spans a distance of 70km, bordered to the south by the wildlife enclosure, the west by the boundary fence with the Kruger National Park and to the north and east by the Shingwedzi River.
Tembo hasn't spent as much time with Limpopo and is now favouring passing the time with Jumbo.
Jumbo walked to Massingir Dam at the beginning of this year, perhaps for a change of scenery or perhaps a swim! In the past few weeks however, he has returned to spend quality time with Tembo.
Espero is truly a loner. Unlike the other elephants, which tend to meet up on occasion and spend time together, Espero follows his own path. Last year he was often found wandering between Mozambique and South Africa, but the past two months he has roamed up and down the border line, remaining in South Africa. See the Photo Gallery...
|Great Limpopo Peace Park|
Jumbo lives in the Great
Limpopo Peace Park, the best known Peace Park ever. The park links
different parks in Mozambique, South Africa and Zimbabwe.
The total surface area of this Peace Park is approximately
35 000 km2 (7 million football fields).
The park brings some of the best and most established wildlife areas in southern Africa together. Great Limpopo Peace Park is truly the jewel among the various southern African Peace Parks currently being developed. Read more...
|African Safari to South Africa|
Two lucky winners can go on an African Safari to South
Africa! During this trip the winners will try to find Jumbo in the Great
Limpopo Peace Park.
|Track and Trace Jumbo|
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If you are one of the sponsors of Jumbo, you can Track and Trace
her and other adopted elephants here!
|Allocation of the Funds|
GoodFund has raised over €276,000 for the Peace Parks Foundation. Thanks to the help of everyone who adopted an elephant they can use these funds for many purposes concerning the development of transfrontier conservation areas. With these funds, the economic development, conservation of biodiversity and regional peace and stability are supported.Read more about the funds allocated to the Great Limpopo Peace Park...