Anthrax has a worldwide distribution and is caused by a bacterium (Bacillus anthracis) resulting in a non-contagious disease that can affect wildlife, domestic animals and humans. Anthrax is the only disease in the KNP and its surrounds that kills its host in order to survive.
Honey badgers are called ratels in Afrikaans, with a reputation of being as tough as nails and absolutely fearless. No wonder a certain past military vehicle was fondly nicknamed a Ratel.
Ingwelala Work Party report back
At the end of March, Uwe Hohl lead the first of 4 official work parties to clear some areas of the overgrowth of Grewia, which has become a dominant plant species in some regions of the property. This is his report back.
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.
Users visiting Sibon recently will have noticed the large social spider nest/web in the marula tree above the gazebo area.
Giraffe Road member - camera trap information
I (JL) find the following information and stats (from a camera trap at the bungalow) very interesting, offered by a Member in Giraffe Road.