Wildlife Corner

July 30, 2013

Two New Elephant Calves born on Gondwana Game Reserve in the last 6 months

Elephant calf with adults at Gondwana After a gestation period of 660 days, two of the resident elephants cows gave birth to two playful calves on Gondwana Gama Reserve.  The birth of the first calf on Christmas Day was celebrated by the mother through trumpeting and parading her new calf in front of Kwena lodge and then they disappeared for a few weeks into the 11 000 hectare Fynbos
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June 12, 2013

Zoo animals -Set Free

Elephant-Thandora feeding at Gondwana   Thandora who was released from the Bloemfontein Zoo and into the wild on Gondwana Game Reserve has shed light on the argument of whether animals should be in captivity... Read article from Care2.com about  a tiger who escaped form a zoo as well as our Thandora who is happily enjoying the wild of Gondwana.  
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May 30, 2013

New Arrival to Gondwana Game Reserve

bush pig This young female bushpig arrived at Tenikwa Rehabilitation Centre at about 5 weeks of age. She comes from the Knysna area where she was attacked by dogs, but fortunately escaped and spent the night in a residents swimming pool.  She lost an eye and developed pneumonia in the process. This young bushpig was in a poor state but with the hard work a
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May 9, 2013

Blue Wildebeest Arrive at Gondwana Game Reserve

DSCF8280 With its large head, shaggy mane, pointed beard, curved horns, one can understand why they are called “wild beasts”. The blue wildebeest seems as if it was assembled by the spare parts of other African animals. The hind quarters from a hyena, forequarters from an eland and a tail from a zebra. One can appreciate why they are known as the clo
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April 11, 2013

What’s in Flight

Black Harrier This month we highlight the brilliant photography on one of our private residence owners, Peter Boardman. He has established an extensive photographic library of Gondwana’s avian species. See Below album of many birds spotted on Gondwana.   [nggallery id=67]  
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March 9, 2013

Thandora’s Diary-Gondwana Game Reserve

thandora is learning fast and starting to browse on her own which will be part of her survival skills in the wild Thursday, 13 June This is probably one of the hardest things I have ever written, but covered in blankets and and under the touching hands of  Gondwana's wildlife team Thandora tragically passed away in the early hours of this morning. We were alerted to her being relatively uncomfortable and struggling to stand up late on Tuesday evening. At 11:
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