National Geographic : 1928 Feb
Photograph from H.T.Cowling THE WILD HERD IS BEING DRIVEN INTO THE KRAAL The herd has been brought safely across the river (see page 258) and is now milling nervously about before amassive inclosure ofteak logs with a V-shaped entrance. Jostled by the tame elephants and pricked by the spears of the herders, the greatpachyderms become thoroughly frightened and make a terrific din, which continues unabated until, at a word from the royal party, they are driventhrough the narrow opening into the kraal. There they remain overnight. On the second day expert catchers mounted on tame tuskers enter the kraaland select from the herd the young animals desired. Their capture is accomplished by passing a noose of strong rattan rope around one of the hind feet. The end ofthis rope isquickly fastened to the palisade and the maddened animal left to struggle and trumpet until exhausted.