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March 2, 2018

Roar for the Big Cats

  3 March is #WorldWildlifeDay and an opportunity to “celebrate and raise awareness of the world’s wild animals and plants”. And the United Nations selected “Big Cats: Predators Under Threat” as the theme for 2018. These iconic predators are under severe threat with numbers from all species declining at an alarming rate across the globe. […]

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February 16, 2018

World Pangolin Day – 17 February

  Mysterious, mostly active under the cover of darkness, away from prying eyes and one would think save from danger. Why then is the pangolin so endangered and utterly vulnerable? The pangolin, sometimes also refers to as a scaly ant eater, ranks as the most trafficked mammal in the world, even above the rhino and […]

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October 27, 2017

Ready, steady, go!

  Sightings of cheetah in certain areas of the Klaserie Private Nature Reserve are far and few between, in fact, it is very rare. This is because the reserve doesn’t provide the ideal or preferred habitat, namely short and open woodland as well as grass savannah. However, a fine specimen of this specie was recently […]

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October 13, 2017

“What big eyes you have…”

  Centuries ago the famed philosopher Aristotle allotted these five senses to homo sapiens – sight, hearing, smell, touch and taste. However, the inhabitant of the natural world dwarf us mere mortals when it comes to the ability to sense their surroundings. Evolution has helped these creatures to develop additional senses like echolocation, infrared and […]

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September 4, 2017

Birds of a feather

Is a bird a bird because it flaps its wings and flies? What then about the flightless ones, what are they to be called? Like the clothes doesn’t make the man, the flying doesn’t make the bird. Birds are birds because they have feathers, beaks, hollow bones, are endothermic and because they lay eggs. Their […]

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August 18, 2017

Big, bold buffalo

  Dark, broody, mysterious – all very apt words to describe the buffalo. And not to forget dangerous, as it is the member of the Big Five most feared by field guides and game rangers when on foot. The true ancestry of the African or Cape buffalo remains uncertain. Despite popular belief it also has no […]

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July 24, 2017

Tall Trunk Tales

Grey and gentle, big and bold, trunk in the front and tail in the back… These are but some of the adjectives used to describe Loxodonta africana, the biggest land mammal and one of Africa’s most iconic animals. The Klaserie Private Nature Reserve teems with these heavies that affords ample opportunity to observe them at […]

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July 18, 2017

“My African Soul” Art Exhibition & Silent Auction

The “My African Soul” Art Exhibition and Silent Auction officially came to an end yesterday at 13:00.   This initiative, brought to life with inspiration from young Anna Ruest , was a collective effort from phenomenal artists who created and donated art from their African Souls to raise funds for conservation and the protection of […]

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Pack of African Wild Dogs
June 12, 2017

The Return of the Wild Dogs

With its big antenna-like ears, sleek-streamlined body and patterned coat earning the species the nickname of painted wolf, the African wild dog is a sight to behold in the natural environment. And being the most successful hunters of all predators, they most certainly count as a favourite sighting among visitors to the Klaserie Private Nature […]

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Bundu, young male leopard in Klaserie
May 25, 2017

Young Leopard Spotted Out and About

Bundu the young male leopard has made a real show of himself in the Klaserie and has soared into position of crowd favourite after his latest antics saw him chasing birds in in a marula tree. Over the last couple of days, this entertaining and confident leopard has offered up some unforgettable sightings, and our latest […]

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