Hein Kaiser
4 minute read
7 Apr 2021
11:45 am

A walk with elephants

Hein Kaiser

They are the largest land animals currently in existence, can live up to 70 years of age and are afraid of bees

Glenafrica elephant guide. Picture: Hein Kasier

There is an old African story that answers why the lion is the king of the jungle, and not the elephant. The lion was the king of the jungle and had the power to do whatever it wanted. The elephant, its sworn enemy given that many animals questioned the birthright claimed by the lion, believing the elephant more deserving of the title. Always calm and compliant, the elephant continued to go about its business. One day, the lion’s cub got caught underneath a heavy branch that fell from a tree. Crying for help, the elephant took pity on the youngling...