This rangers report is courtesy of Leopard Mountain Lodge and is action packed with news from ranger Chase, Andrew, Adam, Kelwan & Donald. Although its an old post, it gives us a glimpse into life on a game reserve and a typical summer in South Africa. Summer in South Africa Summer brings its changes throughout the country. The fluctuating weather for us means warm days normally ending in a fantastic thunderstorm. Unstable conditions […]
Winter is slowly but surely releasing its grip on us and the reserve has begun the annual burns. A large area north of the Msunduze River is now black with ash making way for new grass growth during spring. Some exciting news is that our leopard sightings along the Msunduse river have been picking up with a number of cats spotted over the past month. Some have been seen quite […]
Guest Post by Leopard Mountain Lodge by rangers Ivor, Chase and Adam during their walks and drives at Zululand Rhino Reserve. We trust you have had a great month. Where to start? Perhaps with the evidence of a battle of the cats as lion fights leopard, or an irritated Black Rhino who chased Ostriches through the plains. Maybe the sighting of the usually elusive Aardvark which made our night drive extra special […]
dung beetles are the first animals proven to use the Milky Way for orientation
Virunga, Africa’s oldest national park needs your help. Today WWF has launched a global campaign to protect Virunga. We need to keep an oil company, Soco International PLC (Soco), out of the park and stop it from exploring for oil. We want to show Soco that the public won’t stand for any threats to the world’s most incredible treasures You can help us by adding your name to show you […]
April Rangers Report from Leopard Mountain: The weather has been keeping us on our toes making us glance out the window first before stepping outside. We’ve had everything from rain to sunshine, overcast and windy days yet the game drives and sightings have been great. This month our feline friends have been keeping us quite busy and entertained. On one of our night drives our head ranger, Chase, managed to […]
Rangers report from Leopard Mountain brings sightings of wild dog,leopard, elephant and rhino. A special treat is an account of a Blackbacked Puffback taking on a feared Boomslang and coming out on top of this encounter.
Sasol shelves fracking plans: The decision by Sasol not to pursue hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, in the Karoo has been a welcome one in the fight against this dirty and unsafe practice. This is a continuing and pressing problem of international importance. It has the potential of jeopardizing our waterways, as part of the process includes injecting toxic chemicals into shale to extract natural gas trapped deep within the ground. […]