Metro International has adopted their own elephant
in South Africa!
Tembo is a twenty year old female elephant (a cow). She lives in the Great Limpopo Peace Park on the border of South Africa, Mozambique and Zimbabwe.
Tembo is currently spending most of her time with Shingwedzi and six other elephants, mostly young ones. But judging by her movements, she may be a little fickle in her friendships, as she’s also been spotted in the company of Limpopo and Jumbo.
Perhaps she has her eye on the young bull… watch this space!
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|
Tembo 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.
|African Safari to South Africa|
All sponsors of Tembo have a chance to win
a premium trip to South Africa! You will enjoy an amazing
8-day exclusive Safari to the Great Limpopo Peace Park.
So let's capture your fantasy! SMS the word ‘METRO’
to 3111 and visit the land that has captured man's
imagination for centuries!
|Track and Trace Tembo|
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If you are one of the sponsors of Tembo, 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...