Wildlife Corner

June 11, 2012

New Buffalo Calf Spotted!

buffalo Gondwana welcomes a new member to the buffalo herd. On the 15th of May, A heifer become a mother and gave birth to a baby boy. The youngster still clumsy on his feet followed his mother through the thicket to meet the rest of the herd. The mother has been very protective over her calf keeping him well hidden away in the dense bush. As the calf grow
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June 11, 2012

Daily Caracal Sightings

319893_10150959969377178_1206119731_n Daily Caracal sightings near Kwena Lodge  Most bush fanatics will admit that a caracal sighting is definitely a special occasion.  The fiercely territorial caracal is one of the most skittish and rarest cats in Africa.  The caracal population on Gondwana has become accustomed to game viewing vehicles, providing some great entertainment on
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June 6, 2012

Giraffe Release

Gondwana Game Reserve Giraffe  Gondwana Game Reserve, the Perfect Cape Town Safari Break introduces another signature species - Giraffe Gondwana Game Reserve welcomes the world’s tallest land mammal to the 11,000 hectare reserve. The memorable release of giraffe took placein May in the reserve’s awe inspiring Nauga Valley after their short journey from the Eas
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June 1, 2012

Black Rhino Conservation Experience

black rhino 1 [quote]Gondwana Game Reserve proudly invites you to experience an exclusive and critically important Black Rhino anti-poaching and conservation initiative.[/quote] Given the endangered status of the Desert Black Rhino and dramatic rise of rhino poaching, it is imperative to keep an active tracking device in the horn of all rhino. These need to b
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May 31, 2012

Spotted Eagle Owl

owl   With their eerie calls and silent flight, owls are among the most elusive and misunderstood of all birds. Owls have been described across the world in legends and fables as a mystical being, often synonymous with death, while in other cultures, the owl is considered as being "wise”. The word “owl” is derived from the Icelandic word
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May 31, 2012

Mark’s Reserve Update, May 2012

Gondwana Pincushions With the passing of the new wildlife translocation policy in the Western Cape the doors have been opened, ever so slightly, for us on Gondwana. Western Cape Nature Conservation (Cape Nature) has come to terms that reserves within our unique region have to become more competitive to the rest of the country. After months of negotiations between the t
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July 24, 2010

Gondwana´s 2010 wildlife introductions

Game Capture season is well underway and we eagerly await the arrival of 3 hippo and over 350 head of general game including Springbok, Bontebok and Kudu. I would like to extend our utmost gratitude on behalf of Gondwana to Rein and Arne van der Horst for their generosity in sponsoring two of the three hippo to be released in the Lehele Dam this wi
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November 26, 2009

A flurry of offspring from our wildlife

As we enter the summer season, we have been welcomed by a flurry of offspring from a wide range of our wildlife. These progeny are a great indicator that the introduced animals have established themselves on the reserve. We are also encouraged by the increase in population and behavioural development of the species that were always present on the r
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July 12, 2009

University Research Study on Gondwana’s Elephant Population

We are proud to announce that Gondwana has entered into a formal research program together with the University of Port Elizabeth (UPE) looking at the spatial/ecological utilization of our elephant. Gondwana offers the unique opportunity for scientists to study these incredible species within a fynbos biome. Such a study has never been done before a
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