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Pilanesberg Game Reserve, South Africa
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Pilanesberg Game Reserve

 

Photo by Sun International

Pilanesberg Game Reserve, formerly Pilanesberg National Park, is both easily reached and malaria-free. And while an African safari in Pilanesberg can't compare to a wildlife expedition in Chobe (Botswana), Seregenti (Tanzania) or even Madikwe it is an ideal destination for families. View animals and birds. The African Big Five - lion, elephant, rhinoceros, buffalo, and leopard - are all found here. Take in the breathtaking scenery. Not only does this reserve, 55 000 hectare in size, sit in the crater of a long-extinct alkaline volcano it is fringed by three rings of hills. Don't forget to pack binoculars and camera!
Animal Translocation
Wolf near Blacktail Pond, YNP

Wolf near Blacktail Pond, YNP

Jim Peaco, courtesy of National Park Service

 
Animal translocation is the movement of a species from one place to another. But isn't a circus train or some sort of caravan. The translocation of wild animals is all about conservation. Animal translocation programs re-introduce or re-establish a species in a once native habitat. Sound simple? Think again. Animal translocation programs are lots of work, both before and after. Before animals can be re-introduced into an environment biologists must determine the reason for their disappearance and restore the habitat. After translocation, biologist study the animals to ensure they are surviving and breeding in their new environment. The re-introduction of the gray wolf in Wyoming, European otter in the Netherlands and White Rhino in Botswana are three examples of animal translocation.
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