Rundi Hand Rearing Baby Elephants (Catherine Buckle)
Rundi is the story of hand rearing two baby elephants in 1986, a time before the internet, email, or cell phones. A touch of the wild in the heart of the city is how we described the place where the elephant escapades filled the days and nights, an oasis five kilometres from the centre of Harare. Milk and porridge in buckets, handfuls of horse cubes at the ready and elephants trunks always investigating. Nothing escaped the attention of the elephants, from bad tempered bushpigs and head butting eland to watering cans, wheelbarrows and feathers. Rundi and Muku, two elephants that changed the lives of everyone involved with them, gentle giants in the heart of the city.