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Kudu Kill!!!!

One of our lionesses managed to kill a young kudu cow last night and was found sharing the kill with her three cubs this morning. The cubs fed for a short while then moved away from the kill to suckle from their mother….   Westley Lombard Senior Ranger Kapama Main...

Milkweed and Monarch’s

One afternoon setting out on game drive a guest asked me about a tall plant with small balloon like fruit beside the road, it turned out to be a Milkweed (Asclepias fructicosa) a highly toxic plant-however the Monarch Butterfly amongst others utilise this plant for a...

Specialized hunters or Scavengers

Just to clear a few things up about the feeding habits of the Jackal and the misinterpretation that they are inefficient hunters. In my guiding experience I have seen Jackal conduct highly well planned attacks on warthog piglets with the mother present, just a few...

When giraffe get thirsty

Have you ever seen a giraffe drinking? Well if you haven’t, it is a very awkward position the animal gets itself into. This is caused by the neck muscles that are connected to the dorsal spines of the thoratic vertebrae, which prevent the easy lowering of the head....

Woodland Kingfishers

A pair of Woodland Kingfishers are nesting on Western Link, north of Renosterkop. I saw them this morning whilst on morning safari. They are nesting a hole which has been made by a woodpecker. The Woodland Kingfisher is an inter- african migrant and heads up to places...

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