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A Narrow Escape

The Northern Thornybush female leopard brought her cubs out to a kill for the first time the other day. The leopard had killed quite a large female impala earlier that morning and after following her tracks we found her and the two cubs very close up to the fresh carcase. This immediately became such a popular sighting as for many of the guides on ...

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Rangers Report April 2012

Well as you know April always kicks off with a bit of silliness and this April was no different. On the morning of the 1st of April known to many as April fool's day us rangers all stood waiting for the guests at morning coffee trying to decide who was going to get pranked by who on that day. In the end it was Ronnie a Main lodge Ranger who caught ...

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Rangers Report December 2011

A month in the treesIt has been a month in the trees for the elusive Leopard. In the space of 3 days we had sightings of Leopard in precarious positions in a few trees, with our resident pride of Lion conveniently attached to the base. Leopard are at ease in trees, showing great agility and balance even when they find themselves in the uncomfortabl...

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Rangers Report August 2011

It was a sad month this month as our cheetah family that have been doing so well, the mother and 4 cubs, lost a sibling to another youngster on the property, the young male leopard in the north of the property. We weren't exactly to sure what transpired but the young leopard somehow caught the cheetah youngster and proceeded to consume it. It is no...

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Rangers Report June 2011

Predators It was a good month for predators this month as the vegetation has well and truly thinned out now compared to the lush summer time thickets that abound Thornybush.We have had some fantastic viewing of cheetah and lion on kills.The Black Dam pride of Lion in the South have been making regular kills and the cubs are filling out nicely.One o...

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Rangers Report April 2011

A dash of redOn one of our evening drives we chanced upon one of the less seen members of the feline family, a Caracal. These short, stocky felines are known as "Rooikat" in Afrikaans which directly translated means "Red cat" in reference to their reddish colored coats. They are normally very shy are very difficult to spot in the wild. One of the t...

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