Three new cheetah cubs on Mashatu!

Three new cheetah cubs on Mashatu!
There are three new cheetah cubs on Mashatu! Our proud mother that successfully raised five cubs from her last litter, and has returned after over three months of absence. After being off the radar for over two months, I became worried about her whereabouts With the help of guests who were staying at Mashatu Main Camp, we flew over NOTUGRE in the hope of picking up the radio signal from her collar. So off we went with my tracking equipment to fly over 72 000 hectares to find the missing cheetah! We removed the doors of the plane so that I could stick my aerial out. After covering almost the entire...
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Lion and Leopard Capture 2013 – Andrei Snyman

Lion and Leopard Capture 2013 – Andrei Snyman
Most viable large carnivore populations in Africa are now restricted to protected areas. African lion (Panthera leo) populations have been particularly hard-hit in recent decades, with many lion populations being restricted to small reserves geographically isolated from each other. Lions have vanished from over 80% of their historic range, and it is estimated that in the last decade lion numbers have declined from 200,000 to less than 35,000. Lions are currently listed as “vulnerable” on the International Union for the Conservation of Nature Red List of Threatened Species. In a comprehensive...
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Game Report – June 2013

Game Report – June 2013
June experienced cool weather with a number of overcast days and a cool breeze, but no rainfall was recorded. Temperatures were as low as 5°C during the night, but the days warmed up with a maximum of 28°C. Lions Lion activity has been great, with lion sightings on 80% of the days in June! The lion pride with the nine cubs is regularly seen – these youngsters are growing fast! On one morning, our guides found the family all split up into three little groups over a wide area with some of the cubs left by themselves and in obvious distress, as they were trying to find their family. Fortunately...
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Guest blog – Colin Morris

Guest blog – Colin Morris
My wife Jackie and I are from Sydney, Australia. We have been to southern Africa three times in the last four years, and have been to about fifteen reserves across all parts of South Africa, Botswana and Namibia. We first visited Mashatu in October 2010.  At the time, we were visiting as part of a tour with a Wildlife Vet, and he organised day trips with both Leopard and Elephant researchers, which were very interesting.  Last time we stayed at the Tented Camp and really enjoyed the luxury tents and wonderfully warm and friendly staff. This time we stayed at the even more luxurious Main Camp, and...
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