In celebration of National Birding Day today we would like to share some information on a rarely spotted bird that was recently photographed at Kariega Game Reserve by our headranger Jason Friend. The Barred Owlet is known for it's scattered and isolated populations, and their occurrence in the Eastern Cape is particularly intriguing.
Here on the Eastern Cape coast the weather may be cold and wet and the wind have a bite in it, but warming the heart are the bright, often fiery red or yellow blossoms of the aloes. In all there are 125 species of aloe in South Africa, of which about ten may be seen in and around the Kariega Game Reserve.
Thandi's progression back into normal rhino society has been set back by a facial injury that will require surgical intervention.
As a 9000 hectare private game park, Kariega Game Reserve must engage in continuous conservation management in order to ensure healthy and abundant wildlife populations. At Kariega, game capture and release is a big part of wildlife managament, as is acquiring new game for genetic diversity.
One of the four new lion cubs recently born on Kariega Game Reserve, with mom. This image was uploaded by our great ranger and talented photographer Brendon Jennings with the caption "My first sighting of the new lion cubs on the reserve - what an unforgettable moment!"
Kariega Game Reserve South Africa recently featured in an interesting article published on the online Getaway blog, "Curiosity kills the Cat: The Future of Leopards". The article outlines the very precarious as well as mysterious...
We've come to the end of our third three-month cycle with no sign of any leopards, but will hopefully have more luck with the next study sites selected for November – January. Unfortunately only eight of our ten cameras obtained results this...