Historically, the Cape Mountain Zebra occurred widely in the mountainous areas of what today is South Africa’s Eastern, Western and Northern Cape Provinces. With the settlement of Europeans in these areas, and the consequent increase in competition for grazing with their livestock as well as uncontrolled hunting, the numbers of the zebras started plummeting. With […]

via Mountain Zebra National Park — de Wets Wild

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After our stay in Hermanus we hit the road to Knysna with a short detour to Swellendam to spend a night at a campsite. As usual, we arrived at night and installed our little tent at “The berry farm”. Awakened by the ducks at 6am (which had disturbed us all night) and by the heat […]

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A population of zebras undertakes the longest terrestrial migration in Africa, according to researchers who just identified the zebras’ 311-mile journey. The discovery, published in the latest issue of the journal Oryx, provides compelling evidence that conservation efforts often require multinational coordinated support. In this case, “The migration involves up to several thousand zebra making […]

via Zebras Migrate 500km in Botswana. — Old Guv Legends

By Damian Carrington as published on The Guardian The huge loss is a tragedy in itself but also threatens the survival of civilization, say the world’s leading scientists Humanity has wiped out 60% of mammals, birds, fish and reptiles since 1970, leading the world’s foremost experts to warn that the annihilation of wildlife is now an […]

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