KNYSNA NEWS - Everybody who lives and works with the elephants at Elephant Sanctuary, The Crags has been deeply affected by the loss of the sanctuary's beloved companion, Mopani who passed away after a short illness on Wednesday morning (July 19).
Mopani, a 16-year-old female elephant showed the first signs of discomfort on Tuesday morning (July 18).
The cause of death is as yet undetermined as the autopsy report has not yet been concluded.
Craig Saunders, owner of Elephant Sanctuary, said that he and the staff are devastated. "We lost a member of our family," said Saunders.
Fortunately, the herd does not appear to be traumatised, according to Saunders who is grateful that Mopani passed away peacefully