Wildlife Corner

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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