Pilanesberg National Park in South Africa

Pilanesberg National Park
Typewild
Founded1979
First elephant0
CountrySouth Africa
Websitehttp://www.pilanesberg-game-reserve.co.za/

The 55,000ha area was as farmland until 1979 when the local government decided to create a game park. Between 1979 and 1983, 51 young elephants arrived from Kruger.

During September 2005, a wildfire resulted in mortality of 29 (18% population mortality) and injury to 18, African elephants in Pilanesberg National Park.

Pilanesberg National Park was home to 180 elephants prior to the fire.

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