Eland can go for quite a while without water, getting moisture from plants instead. But they will drink when they can. And then they must be easy prey for lazy lions. We counted at least a dozen carcasses between Twee Rivieren and Kij-Kij waterhole, with three apiece littering the veld around the waterholes of Samevloeing and Houmoed. Even lions, vultures, hyenas and jackals can’t completely hoover up this kind of windfall.
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