Blog posts in Monitor Diaries

Cheetah Hunting Strategy

An actively hunting cheetah is often seen walking alertly and utilizing vantage points such as termite mounds or low-lying tree branches from which to spot potential prey. Several different hunting...
09 Jan 2018 | Wildlife ACT
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Elephant Breeding Herd sniffs us out!

The basic unit of elephant society is a stable family group of closely related adult females with young of various ages. Each herd is usually led by the oldest female – the matriarch. She...
07 Sep 2017 | Wildlife ACT
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10 Easy Steps to Make a Difference in the World

Many people making small changes = huge impact Our wildlife is being decimated. We’ve lost over 6200 rhinos to poachers since 2007; 40 000 elephants are killed each year; the pangolin population is...
13 Jul 2017 | Wildlife ACT
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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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