Cyberdiary – 22 May 2012

Cyberdiary – 22 May 2012
With National Geographic Australia visiting Mashatu again, the big cats of Mashatu showed just why this place is the place to be for filming. In one day, over five different leopards were seen, a mating pair of lions and various other general game. Ben Britton, presenter of National Geographic Australia, came to Mashatu to start filming a series of follow-ups on the Big Cat Week documentaries they made while here in September 2011. In one of the documentaries we mentioned that one of the reasons for collaring Matswane, the oldest male lion in the reserve, was so that we could monitor his movements. Our...
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April Game Report

April Game Report
If I had to only show pictures of this area, without the reader knowing what date or season the pictures were taken in, most people will think they had been taken in August, September or even October. The conditions in the whole of the region are looking dry and bleak for most general game. Some consider current conditions to be similar to the severe drought that hit in 1983. Zebra and wildebeest are moving around the reserve, looking for the last remaining grazing areas, while kudu, eland and impala are still to be found scattered across the landscape. The latter species are all browsers, while impala...
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Cyberdiary – 2 May 2012

Cyberdiary – 2 May 2012
Game viewing the past week has been good, considering that many animals have been moving to areas where the last rain has been. For most of the Central area, where the majority of game drives take place, there is still plenty of general game to be seen, but zebra and wildebeest have are fewer in those parts. Being selective grazers, these animals are more affected by the dry conditions and only certain areas have suitable grazing left. Giraffe and elephants are plentiful, and elephants have been seen at the Main Camp almost daily now. A massive bull elephant even made his way into camp the other...
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