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Black Rhino Tracking at White Elephant Safari Lodge

Posted by George on Thu April 16, 2015 in Ranger Diaries.

This is a vehicle- based activity in which we set out to locate Black Rhino, and under appropriate circumstances, approach these leviathans on foot, to truly appreciate their size, power and majesty. From the vehicle, we use signals received from radio collars worn by certain individuals, and the natural signs of spoor, dung and other evidence, to find the rhino.

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Update: Elephant Twins

Posted by Heike on Thu January 22, 2015 in Research.

The twins were first sighted in November last year and cause for much excitement. Our White Elephant rangers' first sighting of them was in November on the north/eastern section of Pongola Game Reserve. The twins have to take many little steps to keep up with their Mother, Curve and the rest of the Orphan herd, but they are keeping up and doing well!

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Elephant Twins

Posted by Dr Heinz on Fri December 5, 2014 in White Elephant Wildlife.

Pongola Game Reserve is making history (again) with the recent birth of elephant twins.

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Nature's natural miracles

Posted by Luke on Tue December 2, 2014 in Ranger Diaries.

Looking at the pictures it’s hard to believe that this has been happening for 100 million years! Plants and pollinators are entwined in a dance of co-dependency and it is such a fragile relationship that should one party be removed, life as we know it would be very different. So why did it all start? Why did a plant start making flowers and using complicated chemical reactions to make attractive scents and make nectar, all of which are very expensive in terms of energy?

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Something not seen everyday

Posted by Luke on Wed October 8, 2014 in Ranger Diaries.

A few months ago, in May, I was very fortunate to have witnessed, along with guests, a very special sighting. It wasn’t the typical leopard kill, or being the first to spot new-born cubs, but it was just as exciting and rare.

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