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Re: Sights & News From Other Reserves: Dec. 2011 -
« Reply #30 on: February 13, 2012, 10:21:26 PM »
The bay leads right out to the Atlantic Ocean. I vaguely recall that about 3 years ago now Pieter and a buddy of his sailed a catamaran from ?? to Walvis Bay.

Hard to believe but Sydney will be a year old soon. in August this year.

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Re: Sights & News From Other Reserves: Dec. 2011 -
« Reply #31 on: February 13, 2012, 10:40:44 PM »
BBE, the time since they left Djuma, got married, and had a baby sure went by fast.  They seem to be doing well!
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Re: Sights & News From Other Reserves: Dec. 2011 -
« Reply #32 on: February 13, 2012, 11:50:04 PM »
Graham Wallington is starting a new project:  https://www.facebook.com/#!/graham.wallington/posts/10150785023142818

Story of the Gosa Gang of Meerkats: [url=http://blog.wildearth.tv/2012/03/gosa-gang-story-before-we-arrived.html]http://blog.wildearth.tv/2012/03/gosa-gang-story-before-we-arrived.html[/url]

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Plus fans of Marc Weiner and Tara Pirie can choose to be guided by these guys. Support Marc and Tara and Join an African Safari, help the cause of Leopard Conservation and be guided by two of the best guides in the province.  My thoughts were that Marc and Tara could do some freelance work for On Track Safaris. It seems like a good way to support both of them and will help us to raise some funds for conservation as well.

http://www.responsibletravel.com/holiday/5374/budget-safari-in-south-africa


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Re: Sights & News From Other Reserves: Dec. 2011 -
« Reply #33 on: February 14, 2012, 01:21:22 AM »
Sure would love to go on one of those Safaris! 
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Re: Sights & News From Other Reserves: Dec. 2011 -
« Reply #34 on: February 14, 2012, 03:06:42 PM »
Arathusa Safari Lodge's FB page has some great photos on their wall.  

The web site is: https://www.facebook.com/arathusasafarilodge#  

On the left side click on 'Blog' and you can read it and check the 'Ranger's Diary' too.
Note: I think you need to click on the word 'Like' to the right of the main page name to read everthing.

Ranger's Dairy - February 5 - 11th, has info under Monday re Karula and her cubs.
http://blog.arathusa.co.za/2012/02/rangers-diary-5-11-february/

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Re: Sights & News From Other Reserves: Dec. 2011 -
« Reply #35 on: February 18, 2012, 09:12:35 PM »
Eugene associated with Kapama Reserve posted this video taken by Mike Butler (a Ranger at Kapama Reserve ) - too adorable, I love them.  :eclove
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Tara Pirie has posted a  new blog at:
http://tara-pirie.blogspot.com/2012/02/school-visit.html
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Re: Sights & News From Other Reserves: Dec. 2011 -
« Reply #36 on: February 18, 2012, 09:53:12 PM »
Thank you, BBE!  The lions are beautiful and the cubs absolutely adorable!  :eclove  I loved the vocalizing by the little one.  :heart
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Re: Sights & News From Other Reserves: Dec. 2011 -
« Reply #37 on: February 24, 2012, 09:09:27 PM »
Assorted tidbits from Sabi Sands and elsewhere in Africa.

1. I can't re if sometime before Christmas I mentioned that Seb had entered a photo in a prestigious photo contest?
    Regardless - he won the main prize  :thumbup:   http://leica.cazloyd.com/  Now he has to be really careful he doesn't leave his camera on the hood of a vehicle  :eclol    
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2. Elephants slaughtered in Cameroon - a news report in Feb. 17th NY Times related to the slaughter of 200  
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Wildlife activists said on Thursday that poachers had slaughtered at least 200 elephants in the past five weeks in Bouba Ndjida National Park. The International Fund for Animal Welfare called the scale of the killings unprecedented, and urged the government to take action.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/17/world/africa/cameroon-200-elephants-killed-in-park.html?scp=1&sq=elephants%20killed&st=cse

An unconfirmed report today (CAT) says the number is now 500. ?

3. Someone posted on an FB that one of the Gowrie Gang 'Gawdy' had been shot and killed.   Peter Braat posted that this is unconfirmed and Jaco Wentzel (guide. ranger) for Djuma is seeking clarification.
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Hi everybody. Please take into consideration that Djuma has opened the reserve to all through media and dam cam internet and game drive! This is a privilege and should not be miss used. I spend a great amount of time on the reserve and this is the facts. Graham Cook has not been at Djuma for the past 2 months and his statement is also based on hear say. I can with 100 percent confidence say that NO baboon has been shot or any order given to shoot a baboon. I know this is an emotional statement to say a baboon has been murder but it is untrue and believe me there is a lot of other factors involved to allow any animal to be shot on the reserve, which make it almost impossible. Please reacts with facts and not emotion. Regards Jaco Wentzel.
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Re: Sights & News From Other Reserves: Dec. 2011 -
« Reply #38 on: March 04, 2012, 01:45:58 PM »
Update re Tara

Tara is very busy with the Ingwe Leopard Research. She has promised to write a blog in the next week or so; but did post this photo she took; for us all to see.  :ecsmile


Leopard, late Feb. 2012 by Tara Pirie posted by BBE2009, on Flickr
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Re: Sights & News From Other Reserves: Dec. 2011 -
« Reply #39 on: March 05, 2012, 01:28:14 PM »
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Re: Sights & News From Other Reserves: Dec. 2011 -
« Reply #40 on: March 05, 2012, 10:47:23 PM »
I've spent the evening playing catch up on some topics and facebook.

Xivindzi and Xivambalana were seen briefly.  See Tuesday and Thursday in the blog for details on leopard sightings. A beautiful photo of Xivindzi in a tree. She is so beautiful, like her Mother, Karula. a.k.a 'La Diva'.

http://blog.arathusa.co.za/2012/03/rangers-diary-26-february-%E2%80%93-3-march/
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Re: Sights & News From Other Reserves: Dec. 2011 -
« Reply #41 on: March 07, 2012, 10:41:45 AM »
The Feb. 2012 newsletter from Elephant Plains reports sighting of Karula and three of her children (see 'Special Sightings' at the end of the newsletter).  :eclove

http://www.iscan.co.za/newsletters/general/20120306180441/20120306180441.html
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Re: Sights & News From Other Reserves: Dec. 2011 -
« Reply #42 on: March 07, 2012, 11:37:41 AM »
I clicked on one of the leopards names that I wasn't familar with and found their listing of the leopards in the area!  :eclove
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Re: Sights & News From Other Reserves: Dec. 2011 -
« Reply #43 on: March 24, 2012, 06:45:52 PM »
Tara Pirie, was on a short vacation from the project. This sight was awaiting her when she arrived back at the Ingwe Leopard Project base. Apparently her 'home' is almost ready for occupancy. She said she'd be writing a blog soon.


March 2012 by Tara Pirie. Posted by BBE2009, on Flickr


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Re: Sights & News From Other Reserves: Dec. 2011 -
« Reply #44 on: March 31, 2012, 01:49:07 AM »
Tara has posted her blog about the leopard in my post above.

Mystery Cats.
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