Lodge built on elephant path - so they walk through the lobby

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Lodge built on elephant path - so they walk through the lobby

Great to see how humans and animals can coexist together

Mfuwe Lodge in Zambia happens to have been built next to a mango tree that one family of pachyderms have always visited when the fruit ripens.

When they returned one year and found the luxury accommodation in the way, they simply walked through reception. Now the family group, headed by matriarch Wonky Tusk, return every November to gorge on mangos - up to four times a day.

Andy Hogg, 44, director at the Bushcamp Company that runs the Lodge, has lived in South Luangwa National Park since 1982. But in all his years of dealing with wild animals he has never seen such intimate interaction between man and beast.
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This is the only place in the world where elephants freely get so close to humans. The elephants start coming through base camp in late November of each year to eat the mangos from our trees.

When they are ripe they come through and they stand about for four to six weeks coming back each day or second day to eat the mangos.


Living in the 5,000 square mile national park, the ten-strong elephant herd are led to the lodge each day by Wonky Tusk.

Much more on the link
 http://www.dailymail.co.uk/...

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By netchicken: posted on 5-10-2008








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