Posts – Wildlife

When sheep go wild

Odd things happen when farmland is transformed into nature reserves. We encountered 1 such example recently at the stunning Haaspoort Private Nature Reserve in the Eastern Cape.

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The kangaroo buck

I always thought the springbok’s scientific name, Antidorcas marsupialis, mentioned marsupials because of the bouncy tendencies of both.

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Meerkat magic

Just outside the ostrich farming town of Oudtshoorn in the Karoo, once famous for its feathers and ‘feather palaces’ where the ostrich farmers lived it up, you can now take a meerkat tour with conservationist Devey Glinister.

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Chippie the ground squirrel

The first time I saw Chippie, she was tiny, and was sprinting up our cul de sac, pursued by the neighbour’s gardener.

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