Dead Elephant

Dead Elephant

Observation - Dead Elephant - Southern Africa. Description: Came across this dead elephant in a Gorge in Kruger. The tusks had been removed by rangers and the animal died of natural causes. There were many hyena tracks around it and a leopard track. As we walked into the gorge there were many vultures that were ta

Came across this dead elephant in a Gorge in Kruger. The tusks had been removed by rangers and the animal died of natural causes. There were many hyena tracks around it and a leopard track. As we walked into the gorge there were many vultures that were taking off. Mostly White-backed Vultures, but also Lappet-faced and Hooded Vultures.

It was amazing to see something so massive in the process of decomposition.