Friday, July 19, 2024

Elephants invade southern region

The Department of Wildlife and National Parks this week informed members of the public that a group of elephants has been spotted roaming around Radipalanyane, Mmakgopong, Lephala la motlopi, Masama and surrounding lands in the Kgatleng District.

The department advised the public to be extra vigilant and exercise caution when moving around these areas.

Furthermore, the department warned that the use of rifles and herding dogs to scare these animals should be avoided as well as any other form of noise as these may agitate them.

“Any sightings of these elephants of anything suspected to be such animals should be reported to the nearest Wildlife office, nearest Police office or any government offices in the Kgatleng District,” the release said.

Last week the Department of Wildlife and National Parks also informed members of the public that a group of elephants had been spotted roaming around Matsheng villages (Shadishadi, Boatlamane, Loologane, Sojwe, Lephepe) and surrounding cattle posts.

“The public is therefore advised to be extra vigilant and exercise caution when moving around these areas. Furthermore, the use of herding dogs and rifles to scare these animals should be avoided as well as any form of noise as these may agitate them,” the department repeated the same warning.

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