Ranger Diaries

January 4, 2019

Gondwana’s Tower of Giraffe

I was so fortunate to see and spend some time with this group of giraffes together a few weeks ago, a proper tower of giraffe on our precious Gondwana Game Reserve. They were running up and down the hill playing together, stopping to eat the sweet leaves of Acacia Karoo and even stopping to have a good neck scratch up against anything tall enough!!
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July 30, 2018

Scintilating sunbirds abound at Gondwana

There is an abundance of sunbirds at the moment in response to the availability of flowering plants at Gondwana. The warbling, tinkering, tittering calls of the birds can be heard all over the reserve and dashes of iridescence catches the eye. We have six species of sunbird in this region which include the Malachite, Amethyst, Southern Double-colla
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June 6, 2018

The Gondwana Pride welcomes new cubs

About 3 months ago Gondwana’s alpha Lioness went into hiding and we suspected that she had had cubs and was denning. During the last two weeks we have finally caught fleeting glimpses of these two precious cubs and then finally this week the pride allowed us close enough to spend 20 glorious minutes with them as they posed perfectly on a ridge
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May 8, 2018

Wildlife update ~ interview with Jono Berry (Conservation and Sustainability Manager)

We have introduced 22 springbok from a nearby farm which mitigates the risk of heartwater disease.  Heartwater disease has been a major issue in the past with springbok introductions. So we are confident that these springbok will pull through the first four to six weeks and if they have, I think we are golden. There is an extra giraffe i
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