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Travel Blogs from Nylstroom
... year old wild bird who was rehabilitated
after somehow getting into a rat poison called Storm. Baby Jac (who
isn't much of a baby anymore as he will turn five in November) is the
wild-born son of Storm and the result of the first successful use of
an artificial nest box. His mother, Kingfisher, is no longer with us
as I'll discuss later. Then there is Janowski, a young male who will
turn three in December, and is one of those harvested second chicks
... off to work
out our throwing arms. The birds have always been fed at the release
site so they are usually ready and waiting.
Prior to my arrival, the project had released two new birds to the
group. I will do full introductions in a subsequent post, but I'll
catch you up to speed here. Mokaikai, our youngster, integrated into
the group with no problems. Molopathladi (Mola for short), however,
journeyed off on her own ...
... meant to be a
means to “tame” the animals or serve as a source of
entertainment. It is strictly for their quality of life. However, as
another conservation program ourselves, Jacques will sometimes take
us along! This is how I found myself sitting in the open bed of a
bucky (truck) bouncing along next to Nthabiseng while Lucy and
Jacques tracked the herd using gps points from the transmitters
around two of their necks. By now the elephants recognize the ...
... could look down upon from 37,000 feet
and not see the influence of our species. It could have been the
ugliest land eyes have ever glanced and still be beautiful to me for
The director of the Mabula Ground Hornbill Project, Lucy Kemp, was
one among a crowd eager to welcome the travelers as I left the secure
terminal. The other faces were a blur, but hers jumped out instantly.
I had seen it in ...
... and when the lights went green I saw in the review mirror that his limp has disappeared as he lite up a cigarette. The problem is that the genuine person in need of assistance looses out but there are plenty of places where people can get assistance. This place is full of foreign aid. It quiet overwhelming how much money gets pumped into this country / continent and you wonder where it goes. On our trip back from Bela Bela we were now brave to ...