Story by KARIBA ANIMAL WELFARE FUND TRUST
ELE CALF HIT & KILLED IN VEHICLE ACCIDENT EVENING 8 MAY 2015
Sadly another hit for both the Elephants and a Kariba Resident.
Just after the Nyanyana Bridge before the Airport this Ele Calf came running out the bush across the road and was hit by the Kariba Resident.There were no other Elephants around at the time of the accident.The gentleman phoned Parks to report the accident and when the Authorities arrived they advised that they had passed a herd further back on their way to the accident.This poor little one had obviously lagged behind and became lost, running to find her family.This Gentleman has lived in Kariba for many many years and is very aware, alert and respectful of the wildlife in this area.Sadly these accidents happen even to the well seasoned that live in this area and are respectful for wildlife, giving them right of way on the roads.The gentleman is okay but his vehicle is a right off.We have to remind everyone to pay attention when driving day or night .Animals are everywhere and even when you think all have crossed, there will always be one or more lagging behind be it a little one or a large one.If driving at night it is always advisable to reduce speed for obvious reasons.
PLEASE ALWAYS PROCEED WITH CAUTION and pay attention to the road and road sides to avoid harm to both yourself and our precious Wildlife.
PLEASE REPORT BURNING OR CHOPPING OF TREES . DOMESTIC HUNTING DOGS, INTIMIDATION AND ILL TREATING OF WILDLIFE AS WELL AS ILLEGAL SAND & STONE REMOVAL, TO KAWFT AND BELOW PARKS AUTHORITY NUMBERS
PARKS & WILDLIFE
ZIMPARKS AREA MANAGER – Mr D Sithole 0775 971 799
ZIMPARKS SENIOR RANGER – Nicholas 0772 762 500
MUNICIPAL SECURITY – for Municipal areas
MUNICIPAL SECURITY OFFICER – Mr Nyamapfeka 0773 920 726
For any donations, help offer, more info, or information on injured animals or incidents with Wildlife please contact below
Nick Grant 0772 607 214 – HARARE
Debbie Ottman 0773 996 487- KARIBA
Sonya Mc Master 0772 874 352 – KARIBA
Dick Mc Cowan Hill 0772 600 187 – KARIBA
WHATSAPP NUMBERS -for photos or messages
Sonya Mc Master 0778 733 784
Debbie Ottman 0784 512 921