Blog posts in Monitor Diaries

In Memory of Crossroads Pack

I thought I would post this in memory of a pack of Wild Dogs known as Crossroads Pack that used to roam Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park. Crossroads Pack was special to many people. Very sadly, on 5 August...
23 Jan 2017 | 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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Wild Animal Facts

Do you enjoy wild animal facts? Here are a few fascinating factoids about some of everyone’s favourite wild African animals. Elephants have the largest ears of any animal in the world. All the...
20 May 2016 | Wildlife ACT
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Snare Hunting: What’s the Catch?

In many parts of Africa wire snare hunting is the preferred method for poaching wild antelope. Tens of thousands of animals lose their lives to snare hunting every year, and unfortunately some...
19 May 2016 | Wildlife ACT
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Allogrooming Vervet Monkeys

ALLOGROOMING: I’ll groom you if you groom me Many social animals groom each other – an activity known as social, mutual or allogrooming. Allogrooming in primates serves (among other...
21 Jan 2016 | Wildlife ACT
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New Alpha Female Released on Somkhanda

Just in time for Christmas, the new alpha female that was being held in the Somkhanda Game Reserve boma was finally released and has joined the two males and pups from the Somkhanda wild dog pack....
13 Jan 2016 | Wildlife ACT
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Help Us Rescue Wild Dogs From Snares

It hasn’t been an easy year for the Tembe African wild dog pack as conflict with lions appeared to force the pack outside the park and into community lands. This is not ideal as the delicate...
14 Sep 2015 | Wildlife ACT
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