Another enjoyable week has come and gone with an incredibly regal sighting of one of the Northern Avoca Males surveying a stunning section of the Sand River from a large granite boulder. Many rangers and trackers wish to see a predator atop these boulders and so a dream come true for those that got there to see it.
Unsure of the cause, we found a large male giraffe that had sadly lost its life, and the clean-up crew did not take long to get to work. A clan of at least thirty hyenas and a committee of vultures descended upon this carcass to all get their share. Once the vultures are on the ground feeding on the carcass, the collective noun becomes a ‘wake’ of vultures.
Hyenas share a strict hierarchical system within a clan, this was fascinating to watch as they all fed on the giraffe.
Lastly, knowing the Xinzele Female potentially has cubs we make our mission for the morning to try and track her down hoping to find her den.
Enjoy this Week in Video…
A small female often found in NW Marthly. Similar spot pattern to her mother the Ingrid Dam Female.