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Kelsey Clark

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Kelsey has many fond memories of family camping trips across South Africa when she was growing up and for her, this sparked a growing love for the wilderness and opportunities to seek new adventures. Although she studied BComm Financial Management and spent five ...

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on Scrub Hares and Leverets- The Who’s and What’s

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William Paynter
Digital Tracker

Kelsey, thanks for the lesson on scrub hares. Another lesser known yet important species in the eco system.

Kelsey Clark
Contributor

Pleasure William, I hope you enjoyed learning something new.

Francesca Doria
Master Tracker

Lovely creatures! I hope to see some in the future

Kelsey Clark
Contributor

Yes, I hope you do see them soon too Francesca!

Valmai Vorster
Master Tracker

Kelsey the scrub hares are beautiful in their own right and often overlooked. They are fast and I love the scrub hares and feel sorry for them when caught by a predator. Thanks for the blog on the hares.

Kelsey Clark
Contributor

Pleasure Valmai. I agree they are beautiful so it can be tough to see them being caught yet great to see the role that they can play in the skill development of predators.

Christa Blessing
Master Tracker

Great photos, Kelsey. Thanks for explaining the differences between hares and rabbits.
I love seeing these hares during evening drives. And we have indeed sometimes counted them.

Kelsey Clark
Contributor

Thank you Christa, I’m glad you enjoyed the blog and have had some fun counting scrub hares before!

Denise Vouri
Guest contributor

Thanks Kelsey for the well-written and informative article. Now I truly understand the differences between the two. Great images of the scrub hares by James Tyrrell – kudos to him for that leveret capture!

Kelsey Clark
Contributor

My pleasure Denise, I’m glad I could clarify the differences for you. I agree, it is a great picture of the leveret 🙂

Barbara Wallace
Senior Digital Ranger

That was a very interesting explanation Kelsey, and some great photos too. Thank you!

Kelsey Clark
Contributor

Pleasure Barbara, I’m glad you enjoyed the blog.

Chelsea Allard
Digital Tracker

Thanks for teaching me something new today. I didn’t realize there were such differences between e offspring of hares and rabbits.

Kelsey Clark
Contributor

My pleasure Chelsea, very happy to hear you learnt something new.

Richard Potter
Explorer

Hi Kelsey, your scrub hare article really made Rachel and I smile as we remember our fantastic days with you recently. It’s a dozen if going by the air strip! Best wishes to you and Bennett and all at Londolozi from the UK. Hopefully it won’t be too long before we visit again.
Richard and Rachel

Kelsey Clark
Contributor

Hi Richard, I’m glad to hear you and Rachel are still reminiscing – that really was a great few days! Thank you for the wishes and hopefully you will be planning the next trip soon! 🙂

Paul Buchanan
Senior Digital Ranger

Very interesting! I’ve seen them in the bush, but didn’t know much about their biology. Thanks!

Kelsey Clark
Contributor

Glad you enjoyed the blog Paul 🙂

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