Blog posts for October 2016

What Are Priority Species?

A priority species is any animal species which is of management concern on a wildlife reserve we are working on and are considered as such for any number of reasons. The African Wild Dog for example...
26 Oct 2016 | Wildlife ACT
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Cheetah Scent Marking

Cheetah scent marking involves spraying urine and defecating on landmarks. It is often done by males competing for the best hunting grounds. Scent is one of the main communication channels among...
25 Oct 2016 | Wildlife ACT
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Canine Distemper Virus Inoculations at HIP

It was approximately eight weeks ago that Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve lost 12 members of the Crossroads Pack to the Canine Distemper Virus. After this tragic incident took place, Ezemvelo KZN...
11 Oct 2016 | Wildlife ACT
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10 Essentials for Volunteering in Zululand

We provide quite an extensive list of things to bring for those coming to spend some time volunteering in Zululand. However it’s always useful to hear from past experiences! Conservation...
10 Oct 2016 | Wildlife ACT
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Megabats: Wahlberg’s Epauletted Fruit Bat

Wahlberg’s Epauletted Fruit Bat (or Epomophorus Wahlbergi) is a species of megabat (Megachiroptera/Yinpterochiroptera) of the Pteropodidae family. These delightful creatures were found hanging in...
05 Oct 2016 | Wildlife ACT
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Cheetah and African Wild Dog Anatomy & Hunting

We were fortunate to have some veterinary students with us a while ago who took the time to look into Cheetah and African Wild Dog anatomy in terms of the body parts used for hunting. Here’s what...
04 Oct 2016 | Wildlife ACT
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