On the Utilisation of the African Elephant


THE Colonies and India, of November 2, contains a short but suggestive article under the heading “Notes,” “Elephants in Cape Colony,” which deserves consideration. It states that elephants are numerous in the interior of Cape Colony as well as in Central Africa, yet no one seems to have attempted to catch and tame them. The subject has already been mooted that there is a good field for their use both in Central Africa and in Cape Colony, and that they would prove a new and important method of opening up and utilising the wealth of the Colony and of furthering the explorations in Central Africa, which are now of such general interest.

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FAYRER, J. On the Utilisation of the African Elephant . Nature 19, 54–55 (1878). https://doi.org/10.1038/019054d0

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