Why do the big cats scratch the trees?

Why do the big cats scratch the trees?

This is a question that I get quite regularly as a ranger. Therefore, I decided to shed some light on the topic. Scratching their claws on trees is typical of most cats and is done for various reasons. They do this in order to keep their claws sharp so that hunting...

Why are there holes on the side of termite mounds?

This is a question we as rangers get on a regular basis from our guests. As we drive out into the bush on safari we drive past many triangular shaped heaps of soil. “What is this?” This is a termite mound; the worker termites will build this architectural masterpiece...

Unexpected surprise

On one of my night drives, I had guests from one of the other lodges that spent a night at river lodge. At the other lodge they had already seen 4 of the big 5 – lion, leopard, buffalo and elephant. So I knew I had to try find rhino and something rare. I went...
Why is the rhino so special?

Why is the rhino so special?

Rhinos are part of a very complex family. There are five different species. The white rhino The black rhino The Sumatran rhino The Indian rhino The Javan rhino The biggest problem is that rhinos cannot breed like antelope. The reason for that is because their...

Commotion at the Klaserie

The Klaserie River is low now due to low rainfall and that enables us to view the hippos nicely. This afternoon we got them sleeping on the sandbank just out side the water. While watching the hippos, we saw a Pied Kingfisher trying to get his last fish before the sun...

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