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Wildlife Corner

September 26, 2013

Endangered Bontebok

Gondwana Bontebok One of the rarest antelope species in Southern Africa has found sanctuary on the plains of Gondwana Game Reserve. The handsome bontebok antelope naturally occur only in a little stretch along the southern coast of South Africa namely the Cape Floristic Region. Bontebok were hunted so extensively in the early 1800s by colonists that only 22 individu
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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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