Mammal Surveys by Samara Volunteers

By Samara on July 21, 2014

For the first four days our volunteers experience a true Karoo winter as there was snow on the Sneeuberge and even though they come from England, Switzerland and France, they really did feel the cold. This cold didn’t stop us from heading out into the field.



One of the 3 day mammal surveys was on top of Kondoa, where 19 of the Cape Mountain Zebra were counted, including 2 cute juveniles still suckling.



We tracked Sibella three times, and one of the times we found her with a big kudu cow carcass, what a privilege to watch her feed, we also tracked Chilli and Pepper and we were able to follow them until sunset.



Some other activities included walking with trackers from the tracker academy, filling gabions to fix soil erosion, collecting rubbish at paardekraal, doing jackal research, removing alien prickly pear, brush-packing barren soil with Acacia branches and collecting Spanish reeds and upgrading our camp.

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