ALERT - PLEASE BE ON THE LOOK OUT for an Elephant or Ele calf, possibly carrying part of a cable snare


 
ALERT
PLEASE BE ON THE LOOK OUT
for an Elephant or Ele calf, possibly carrying part of a cable snare

 
REMEMBER: When Driving or walking,

Animals always have the right of way !!!!

 
POSSIBLE SNARED ELEPHANT – THICK CABLE SNARE – WEDNESDAY / THURSDAY 9 – 10/5/17

 
Whilst doing their routine litter clean up on their section of road on Wednesday morning, the Breezes team discovered a cable snare on the tar road by the 10km sign post just before Baobab Ext turn off.

 THANK YOU to the team for alerting us to this and for some of the photos

 The thick cable snare was still attached to part of the tree, that this Elephant was caught in.

There was much evidence on the ground in the gulley near the main tar road, of thrashing/stomping about trying to break free of the wire.

This could well be one of the smaller cow herds or a herd of boys.

 Parks Rangers were in the area arresting illegal wood, sand and stone culprits and having passed a herd of Eles in the area they did a quick recce to see if any had a wire on them.

 These snares are being laid close to residential areas, as this area –  a game corridor/seasonal river/gulley is between the Batonga turnoff and Baobab Ext turn off, where much illegal chopping and removal of wood and stone happens.

 KAWFT and Parks rangers will be snare sweeping through this area in the next day or 2. 

 
If anyone has any information on the persons that are laying these snares, please contact any of the below numbers. Your report will be held confidential and sensitive.

 

Broken off  tree/bush trunk & branches, gulley 10km sign post before Baobab Ext turn off

Gulley, area stomped and trashed by thrashing Ele trying to break free

Gulley, area stomped and trashed by thrashing Ele, stumps of broken off tree/bush

 

    


 
THICK CABLE SNARE – probably targeting Buffalo as the residential Buff herd moves in this area but snares do not discriminate and any animal falls prey to these killing traps.

 Straight end of the cable is clean and shiny where it was snapped off and had Ele hairs that were caught in the broken off end of the cable.

 It is unknown if this is the FULL SNARE or if there is now an Elephant or Elephant calf out there with another part of this cable snare on it

 
Stumps of broken tree/bush on side of road, one stump with the thick cable snare still attached to part of the tree that the elephant managed to break off

  
  

 Please advise on the below if you do have sighting or suspected sighting.

 
1.   Where about seen/location

2.   Time of day or night

3.   If able to see if there is any wound or wire snare and if so is it exceptionally tight      

4.   If he/she is with other elephants and if so how many or if he/she is on his own, approximately how many                 

5.   Any defining marks on the ears, body or noticeable difference between the 2 tusks

6.    If possible keep the animal visual until help arrives, we will keep in contact as we urgently make our way to you.

DO NOT APPROACH THE ANIMAL  

 
All information possible will assist with the finding of the animal or herd and the sooner the more chance of removing the snare, giving any needed medical attention and saving another life.

 
THANK YOU ….

 

PARKS & WILDLIFE

ZIMPARKS AREA MANAGER  -  Mr D Sithole 0775 971 799  

ZIMPARKS SENIOR RANGER Nicholas - 0772 762 500 AWAY AT THE MOMENT

Toll free - ZIMPARKS AREA MANAGER -  Mr D Sithole - 0738 813 441

KAWFT

Debbie Ottman  0773 996 487- KARIBA

Sonya Mc Master  0772 874 352 – KARIBA

 
WHATSAPP  NUMBERS - for photos or messages

Sonya Mc Master 0778 733 784

Debbie Ottman 0784 512 921

Carl Nicholson  - Kariba Dangerous Drugs License Wildlife Darter 0773 279 746 – KARIBA

 

The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way it treats its animals – Mahatma Ghandi

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