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 Post subject: Pet Cemetery
Unread postPosted: Mon Apr 14, 2008 9:52 am 
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Hi All.

I heard of a pet cemetry near skukuza, where apparently rangers pets are buried and some of them have stories on there stones, Anybody heard of it? Do you know if its possible to visit it while in the park?

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yes it's to the east of the library and south of the film show area . wander around there and you are bound to discover it .
take your binoks because the birding is worthwhile and a whitebrowed robin-chat (heuglin's) is guaranteed .


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Unfortunately, the last time I was there it was a bit dilapidated. The best option is to go the Library/Museum to ask for directions. If they can’t help, walk past the front of the Library/museum, continue on the path to the Environmental Education Offices, then vere right and go around the offices (can't remember if there is actual path), and the cemetery should be on your right. You might not notice straight away, but is cordoned off, just look out for some rocks alongside one another… If you hit a thatched boma with skeletons, you have gone too far.

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Thanx guys!

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This is all incorrect. The pet cemetry is for pets that visitors smuggle in and have to be put down :twisted: .

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Put down as in :sniper: assasinated?
Why commit such brutality and then show such absurd act of humanity, that diserves a Monkey act of the year ward :clap:


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The pet cemetery has been removed, maybe one day it may be redone. At the moment no one knows when, if ever. Info from the official on duty at the Skukuza info centre in May 2012.

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 Post subject: Re: Pet Cemetery
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Bush Baptist wrote:
This is all incorrect. The pet cemetry is for pets that visitors smuggle in and have to be put down


Oh BB! People believe you!! Please tell them you are joking! :rtm:

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Hilda, I am never quite sure with BB :hmz:

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I never saw the date when BB posted his "wisecrack" MM! :redface:

My apologies BB! :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Pet Cemetery
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Hilda, with BB, dates don't matter :wink:

There was actually an incident when someone tried to smuggle a dog into the Park.

Of course now we have our anti-poaching little canine team.

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 Post subject: Re: Pet Cemetery
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Dear All,

On a recent visit to Skukuza I noted the stones all placed near the entrance to the Stevenson-Hamilton Memorial Library & Museum and it has been well displayed - whoever did that - well done! The names are up. Keep in mind that these are a collection of memorial stones of rangers dogs that have died in various places of the Park and that this is not a cemetry!

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Indeed, the dogs played a majot role in the early development of the Park.

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Thanks.

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