Ranger News

  • Bush clearing

    Sometimes a bit of “gardening” is required in the reserve outside the lodge, especially during the winter when elephants have much less food and, considering their size and the amount they need to eat, they resort to pushing over more…
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  • Stick insect

    Sometimes animals do need to move about and this gives us a much better chance of spotting them. In this case it was nothing large – quite the opposite – it was a very small stick insect wandering around the…
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  • African Wild Cat

    The African Wild Cat does not look very different from your average house cat. They are very nervous creatures, being solitary like leopard, although spotting an African Wild Cat is much rarer and as such very special – even though…
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  • Brown Ivory

    This very attractive, well-groomed tree is called a Brown Ivory. They can reach up to 20 metres in height. The Brown Ivory is an iconic tree in the Thornybush Nature Reserve, with its umbrella-like shape caused by giraffe and elephant…
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  • Blue Wildebeest

    There is a unique story about the Blue Wildebeest told in many African cultures over many generations and it goes like this: After the gods created all the animals they realized that they had made too many spare parts of…
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