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Rainfall: February 2018:
1983 - 2017 90.2mm
1992 - 2017
Max: 37°C
Min: 20°C
7/14 Day forecast - Ingwelala

Knowledge Base

Brief Overview of TB in Wildlife

Tuberculosis (TB) is a disease affecting cattle and a variety of wildlife worldwide. It is caused by a bacteria (Mycobacterium bovis) that gains access to the body via the respiratory or alimentary tracts or through the skin. Depending on the climate the bacteria can survive for days to weeks in the environment..

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Bush Clearing on Ingwelala

We frequently receive letters and e-mails from our members. One such communication asked the Board to take action with regard to the problem of the bush encroachment onto the grasslands at Ingwelala.

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Bush Encroachment

article bush encroachmentPaige Ezzey (our Conservation Intern) studies, analyses and describes the effects of bush encroachment:

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Chacma Baboon

The Chacma baboon  (Papio ursinus) is a species that needs no introduction at Ingwelala. It is well known to all. Despite its opportunistic behaviour of “break and entry” to source food in human dwellings and leave a foul trail of numerous unpleasant calling cards, it is a highly intelligent mammal that lives in a highly organised, social community.

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A common pedestrian seen crossing the reserve roads these days, is the flap-necked chameleon, Chamaeleo dilepis. They are currently abundant, their only misfortune as a population being the numbers that have been prejudiced by road kills.

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Cheetah Facts: Did you know?

article rabies 01Cheetah’s are unusual to this part of this world, and are not common to the Umbabat Game Reserve.

The generic name Acinonyx is probably derived from the Greek akaina, a thorn, and onyx, a claw, referring to the foot with its unsheathed claws.

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Cicada, the Summer Screamer

article rabies 01As you walk beneath the Mopani trees in camp in the early summer (November – December), you will experience the air piercing shrills that make your ears and head buzz.

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Consider our Smaller Species

The rainy season impacts on our smaller species as well and we should consider their protection as we traverse the reserve.

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Dicoma Tomentosa

A plant that drew much attention this season is the herb type plant called Dicoma tomentosa. It is currently abundant on the reserve favouring road verges and open areas.

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Dragonflies have ancient ancestors dating back to at least 300 million years ago. From the order Odonata, dragonflies form the suborder Anisoptera, about 3000 species are known globally.

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