LIVE WEBCAM AT TEMBE ELEPHANT PARK -SOUTH AFRICA
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- Location: Tembe Elephant Park, Zululand, South Africa
- Source: www.explore.org
- Info: Live streaming webcam showing wildlife in Tembe Elephant Park, Zululand, South Africa. The webcam features a waterhole where elephants come to drink, throughout the day and has infra red for night time viewing as well. Aside from watching the elephants and other visiting game, the sounds of the African bush are amazing.
More info: Tembe Elephant Park is home to some of the biggest elephants in the world. The largest African Elephant at the park, called Isilo, died of natural causes in 2015 and is thought to have been around 50 years old. He had tusks 2,5mtrs long and weighing more than 60kgs.
Tembe elephant park is a 300km2 reserve located between Kwa-Zulu Natal and Mozambique and was established in 1983 to protect elephants migrating between Maputaland and southern Mozambique. Tembe Elephant Park is the third largest game reserve in KwaZulu-Natal.
Apart from its magnificent elephants, it is home to the rest of the Big Five – namely – leopard, lion, Cape buffalo and rhino as well as more than 340 species of birds including the rare Rudd's apalis, the rufous-bellied heron, Natal nightjar and the Woodward's batis. Tembe Elephant Park also has many antelope species, including the shy Suni, Africa’s smallest antelope as well as giraffe, wildebeest and a host of other small mammals, reptiles and insects. There are no Cheetah or African Wild Dogs at Tembe Elephant Park.
Tembe Elephant Park is situated within the sand-veld ecological zone and consists mainly of closed woodland and secondary thicket formation. The zone falls within a transition area between tropical and sub-tropical forms and therefore is home to a great diversity of vegetation. Tembe Elephant National Park displays a spectacular variety of rare and endemic plant and animal species. Most of these being found in a unique forest type, locally referred to as a sand forest. These sand forests, found in patches scattered throughout Tembe are comprised of one of the most unique plant communities in the Maputaland centre.