September 2013 - Sue and Gordon’s Notebook

Writing this newsletter in the middle of September 2013, it is worth reflecting back on the last few months since our last news in May of this year. 

May was early winter for us, with our coldest months usually being July and August. Well, winter did not really happen this year - no need for electric blankets, winter sheets and heavy duvets. For those of us who do not like the cold, it was great, but unfortunately a mild winter means possible trouble on the horizon!

 

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September 2013 - Ranger's Letter

 Hi folks,

For the past two, three months we had some luck with Cheetahs, as you will see in this newsletter...

Let us start with some sad news...

At the moment Madikwe has five newly introduced Cheetah males in the Reserve that is free roaming. They were kept in a holding area/ boma for a few months so that they can get used to their new home environment, amongst other reasons. They came from a reserve in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa. The coalition of two was released from the boma on 19 December 2012. The other 4 males were released in January 2013...

 

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