Unforgettable Encounter: Elephants Quench Their Thirst at Hotel Pool

Wildlife enthusiast Alan Feldstein recently experienced a delightful surprise when a herd of elephants arrived to drink water from the pool just outside his hotel room in South Africa.

Despite being a seasoned wildlife expert and owning a safari expedition company for many years, the 63-year-old was left in awe by this unique encounter.

The spectacular event occurred at 6:30 a.m., as Alan woke up to see a large herd of elephants leisurely gathered around the pool.

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As the elephants quenched their thirst, one of them raised its trunk in a gesture that appeared like a token of gratitude towards Alan.

He recounted the memorable moment: “I was fast asleep when suddenly I heard a buzzing sound.

I was awakened by a herd of about 12 to 15 elephants of all ages and sizes drinking from my plunge pool.”

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Having visited Africa nearly 20 times, Alan had never witnessed such an incredible scene. He expressed his joy, overwhelmed with happiness and amazement: “It puts everything into perspective that we are all on this earth and have to live with wildlife.”

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