Photo update of serval release at Kariega Game Reserve

07May
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Collaring and release on Kariega Game Reserve

Following the release of the two male servals in October last year, Kariega Game Reserve acquired two lovely female servals, Hope and Artemis, in April of this year who were recently collared and released onto the game park. We are very excited to track their movements and development and hope that their release will bring the two males, Kelpie and Killian, out into the open.  

Hope and Artemis where collared on 23 April, and then had a few days in the boma to get used to their collars before being released. The collars will help us to monitor them and ensure that they are flourishing in their new environment in the wild.

On the 26 April, the young females were released, encouraged at first with a tasty morsel, which was soon forgotten as they began to pounce and catch the field mouse in the surrounding grass.

Below are some shots of the collaring and releas provided by operation manager, Jason Loest.

Collaring

Serval Collaring Kariega Game Reserve Eastern Cape (1)

Serval Collaring Kariega Game Reserve Eastern Cape (4)

Serval Collaring Kariega Game Reserve Eastern Cape (9)

Release

Female Serval Release Kariega Game Reserve Eastern Cape (1)

Female Serval Release Kariega Game Reserve Eastern Cape (2)

Female Serval Release Kariega Game Reserve Eastern Cape (3)

Female Serval Release Kariega Game Reserve Eastern Cape (4)

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