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Marakele:Disease free buffalos re-introduced in Park

Unread postby lion queen » Thu Oct 17, 2013 4:03 pm

South African National Parks (SANParks) has on Tuesday, 15 October 2013 re-introduced a herd of 20 disease free buffalo, comprising of nine cows and eleven bulls, into Marakele National Park, situated outside Thabazimbi in Limpopo.


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Re: Marakele:Disease free buffalos re-introduced in Park

Unread postby naomi c » Fri Oct 18, 2013 8:40 am

That is great news! :dance: :dance:
Will be on our wishlist for December - together with the lions! :D

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Re: Marakele:Disease free buffalos re-introduced in Park

Unread postby Josh of the Bushveld » Fri Oct 18, 2013 8:51 am

That's interesting, Welgevonden (Private Game Reserve) which shares a short border with Marakele, re-introduced disease-free buffalo years ago. Wonder why it took so long in Marakele.
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Re: Marakele:Disease free buffalos re-introduced in Park

Unread postby bushguy » Fri Oct 18, 2013 10:08 am

Josh

If you read the press release, it explains the situation.

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Re: Marakele:Disease free buffalos re-introduced in Park

Unread postby Josh of the Bushveld » Fri Oct 18, 2013 11:32 am

Thanks bushguy. The situation on Welgevonden was the same, with the release of a sentinel herd then re-introduction of a bigger herd, but the 2nd bigger herd was re-introduced there a few years ago already, possibly earlier than 2011.
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Re: Marakele:Disease free buffalos re-introduced in Park

Unread postby kellyee21 » Thu Dec 26, 2013 9:22 am

We were in Marakele last weekend but didn't see any buffalo. Does anyone know which section of the park they were released into ?


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