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The herd has matured over time to become a very close-knit family group. Each elephant has a distinctive character and shares a unique bond with the rest of the group. While wild elephants group themselves in matriarchal herds – with male bull elephants joining the herds from time to time and having little to do with the younger members – every member of the Jabulani herd, both male and female, young and old, is an integral part of their unique family.
Tokwe, the Matriarch, is a strong and remarkable leader, with an authoritative presence that guides and settles the herd, with her protective, decisive, nurturing, kind and accepting, but still disciplined nature.
Jabulani is such an inspirational survivor, a friendly, playful and confident elephant who has won the hearts of many through his 24-year journey since being rescued as a calf.
Sebakwe is the herd’s dominant bull, a true gentle giant, tender, caring and protective, a big dam frolicker, and also stately and by far the biggest, tallest and widest elephant in the herd.
Born in 1987, Somopane is one of the male bulls that were rescued from Zimbabwe. He is the most intelligent of the herd and an exceptional mediator.
Fishan is an intelligent, independent and protective elephant, a beautiful presence in the herd as well as a great hero to us all as he healed from a leg fracture in 2018 and persevered against the odds to now be back splashing in the mud and dam with his herd.
Setombe is the oldest of all the elephants, and mother to Klaserie, quiet, gentle and sensitive and a curious elephant who likes to be protected by the herd.
Precious Lundi, mother to Mambo, with her kind motherly touch, calm nature, has been an exceptional adoptive mother to Khanyisa and provides her with ongoing guiding support and protection.
Mother to Zindoga, Bubi has been a very attentive and caring allomother to Khanyisa and is a gentle and reliable elephant, with a caring heart and motherly nature and a big love for swimming.
Klaserie has become a beautiful allomother to Khanyisa and is a very relaxed and easy-going (food-loving) young female, who shares a very special bond with her mother, Setombe.
Limpopo is the daughter of the herd’s Matriarch, Tokwe, a protective, beautiful and intelligent elephant, and much like her mom, she’s always so protective and caring towards the younger elephants like Khanyisa.
Mambo is Lundi’s son and is an energetic and mischievous yet loving young elephant bull. He is increasingly independent as he grows up, often challenging the older bulls.
Pisa, the second daughter to Tokwe, the Matriarch, has great self-confidence and leadership skills like her mother. She is strong and tends to think she’s an adult, but she still loves to play and have fun with the little ones, Kumbura and Timisa.
Handsome young Zindoga loves a rumble with his friend, Mambo, as a growing bull himself. He’s quite competitive and is becoming a naturally more dominant young male which has earned him respect from the other elephants!
Kumbura was lovingly accepted into the Jabulani herd in 2009 and despite her unfortunate start in life as an orphan, she has blossomed under the care of her new herd and become a strong, protective and caring elephant, especially over the other orphans.
Orphaned elephant Timisa, meaning “Courageous”, was accepted gracefully into the Jabulani Herd in 2016. A sweet, playful and energetic young elephant now, she has settled in beautifully with the herd and a great big sister to Khanyisa.
Khanyisa is a rare albino calf, who was found trapped in a snare in January 2020, with terrible injuries. The team at HERD rehabilitated her successfully and are gradually integrating her into the Jabulani herd.