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Camdeboo: Media Release Buffalo numbers reduced

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Camdeboo: Media Release Buffalo numbers reduced

Unread postby Thobeka » Tue May 24, 2011 9:04 am

Good day,

Seventeen buffalo have been captured in Camdeboo National Park to reduce numbers and maintain the condition of the herd.

The buffalo were captured in early May after an aerial census as well as ground counts indicated the population had increased to 75 animals.

In addition, the recent sustained maximum water level in the Nqweba Dam has led to a reduction in the range of wetland grazing, a favoured habitat of the buffalo. This reduction could cause buffalo to extend their normal range in search of food, particularly towards the end of the winter season.

Please see attached Press Release for a full overview:

http://www.sanparks.org/about/news/default.php?id=1664

Kind regards,
Thobeka

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