Blog posts in Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park (HiP)

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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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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How to Actively Support World Lion Day 2016

WHAT IS THE STATUS OF OUR LIONS? The lion population in Africa has been reduced by half since the early 1950s with fewer than 20 000 remaining in all of Africa today. Lions have vanished from over...
10 Aug 2016 | Wildlife ACT
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First Cheetah Collared on HiP!

The Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park (HiP) cheetah population is one of the most important cheetah populations in KZN, being one of the oldest and most stable in the region with the first cheetah introductions...
08 Jun 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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3 Lions, 2 Packs of Dogs, 1 Rhino

Day 9 of 14 as a Volunteer Wildlife Monitors in iMfolozi Game Reserve December could not have started any better. We set out on the early morning drive looking for the Sokwezela pack, after we picked...
10 Dec 2015 | Wildlife ACT
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The Art of Telemetry & Wildlife Monitoring

The process of tracking priority species using radio telemetry is not linear, even if the signals emanating from the animals’ collars are. When our volunteer group first arrived at iMfolozi camp,...
29 Sep 2015 | Wildlife ACT
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Sokwezela Wild Dog Pack Update

The Importance of Wild Dog Monitoring A wild dog pack living on Imfolozi Game Reserve called Sokwezela had not been seen for months. It was critical that we got proper ID shots to work out who was in...
09 Sep 2015 | Wildlife ACT
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