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During our recent short stay at the Ukutula Conservation Centre, we visited the elephant sanctuary in Hartbeespoort which offers an interactive elephant experience as well as overnight accommodation.
The entrance and ground floor of the Lodge is rather spectacular.
The four elephants at the sanctuary are older animals. This is the largest male. He is 3,5 metres high.
We spent some time with two of the elephants and were able to feed one, walk with two and pet two. It was interesting to be so close to these huge animals and we were continuously reminded by the guide that they are not tame, they are trained and must be treated with respect.
I took a few videos of our elephant experience which you can view here:
Dan is also running a writing challenge for the month of May. He has posted a selection of interesting doors and the challenge is to write a short story or poem about it.
This is the picture I selected:
Beyond the doorway lies
A beloved pet
Eyes laughing, he smiles with doggy affection
Watching my every move
with rapt attention
Whimpering with pleasure
As I draw closer
He runs up to me: Is a walk on offer?
How could I not react
With equal delight
Through the streets of the town
We march, side-by-side
But at the wood he throws decorum aside
Like a dervish, he’s gone
But soon he’ll be back
By Robbie Cheadle
You can join in the writing challenge here: https://nofacilities.com/thursday-doors-writing-challenge-2022/