Mopane passes the 200KG mark!
Orphaned elephant Mopane has passed the 200KG mark. Over the past month he has gained a healthy 24Kg, bringing his weight to 219KG. He is now officially too big to sit on any of his carer’s laps like he used to do!
Hard to think he weighted just 78KG when he first arrived at HESC, after being found wandering alone, with no herd in sight.
The days are a lot hotter now, as we are moving into our South African Summer months, so with his long walks, he often stops for a little nap when it gets too hot, or loves coming back to camp for a mudbath.
Lammie is still his best friend and companion, making sure he is always in her sight. She is truly such great company for him, as she gives him the space to do his thing, but it never too far away from his side.
Thanks to everyone that has been following his progress. We look forward to another positive weight gain next month.
The HESC Team.
(See below for the previous few months weigh in’s)