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Is it him?...

By rogerfry
Anyone who watched "Africa 2013 - Countdown To The Rains" on BBC 2 last Sunday -(second instalment tonight)- may recall the young elephant whose trunk had been chopped right down -( possibly by a crocodile, or maybe a snare).

Looking through my elephant photographs, I've found these shots which are either him, or another youngster who has suffered a similar fate. In V1 it's the tiny figure on the extreme left of the picture. V2 is a much clearer shot of the damage, and I've added a 100% crop as V3, which to my mind shows that nature has given a helping hand by forming a working tip to what's left......maybe wishful thinking on my part?

**After watching tonight's programme, it's obvious this is a different elephant, so there are at least two of them.**

Tags: Africa Elephant Zambia Wildlife and nature Luangwa Valley Damaged trunk

Voters: ikett, ColleenA, Philip_H and 18 more


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ColleenA Plus
3 315 3 Australia
10 Nov 2013 12:54PM
Poor little thing....hopefully it will adapt and survive..a without a trunk it must be difficult to drink and break branches....

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10 Nov 2013 1:57PM
Aww..that's sad. I hope the rest of the herd help him out when needed. Great shots.
Maiwand Plus
9 3 71 England
10 Nov 2013 3:52PM
Lets hope that Mother Nature behaves in a benevolent fashion for him Roger.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Ron
JuBarney Plus
4 10 3 United Kingdom
10 Nov 2013 6:08PM
A splendid set especially knowing about the youngster's trunk
Ju
10 Nov 2013 7:05PM
Oh dear...hope it can survive....
10 Nov 2013 7:06PM
Nice story, love V3.........great survivors......GrinGrinGrin
pluckyfilly Plus
9 350 33 United Kingdom
11 Nov 2013 9:52AM
great journalism sad story, I watched the programme and simply love elephants
AnnChown Plus
6 197 1 United Kingdom
18 Nov 2013 2:21PM
Do we know whether it was filmed this year Roger? If it was last, he will have changed over the last year...

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