• Welcome Sign Chobe National Park

    Image ID
    FOT627094
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    RM Rights Managed
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    24.9 MB
    JPEG
    Image Dimensions
    9417 x 10067 px
    Image Print Size (at 300 ppi)
    797 x 852 mm
    31.4 x 33.6 in
    Visual Size @300ppi
    Keywords
    Welcome Sign Chobe National Park Kasane Botswana Caprivi strip signage entrance Department of travel visit holiday adventure wild life game reserve ELEPHANTS wildlife antelopes predators river view travel visit Elephant
    Description
    The Chobe elephant are migratory, making seasonal movements of up to 200 kilometres from the Chobe and Linyanti rivers, where they concentrate in the dry season, to the pans in the southeast of the park, to which they disperse in the rains. The elephants, in this area have the distinction of being the largest in body size of all living elephants though the ivory is brittle and you will not see many huge tuskers among these rangy monsters. A major feature of Chobe National Park is its elephant population. First of all, the Chobe elephant comprise part of what is probably the largest surviving continuous elephant population. This population covers most of northern Botswana plus northwestern Zimbabwe. The Botswana's elephant population is currently estimated at around 120,000. This elephant population has built up steadily from a few thousand since the early 1900s and has escaped the massive illegal offtake that has decimated other populations in the 1970s and 1980s. Elephants have an extremely wide habitat tolerance as long as sufficient food, water and shade are available. They are widespread and common throughout the Caprivi and northern parts of Botswana especially Chobe (the largest elephant population in the world). They live in small family groups, each led by an elder cow, the matriarch. Each group consists of the matriarch and her offspring and may include other related cows with their young. A number of family groups may come together to form herds, not infrequently numbering seve
    Uploader
    Rob Weaver
    Contributor
    rob weaver
    Date Taken
    2009-10-19
    Uploaded on
    2009-10-19
    Collection
    Botswana Travel - Chobe Game Park - Elephant Gathering
    Category
    Heritage
    Sub Category
    Conservation
    Dominant colour
    #305030