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Media Release: Historic occasion as Addo Elephant National Park opens fence

Date: 2010-08-20

History was made today when the boundary fence between two sections of Addo Elephant National Park was taken down, providing new habitat for many of the Park’s wildlife species.

Endangered zebra poached in Addo Elephant National Park

Date: 2010-08-16

A Cape mountain zebra, an endangered species, has been shot by a poacher in the Darlington Dam area of the Addo Elephant National Park. The zebra carcass – that of a young stallion – was found by rangers during a routine patrol on the morning of 11 August.

Media Release: Rape incident did not happen in Addo Elephant National Park

Date: 2010-07-26

South African National Parks (SANParks) wishes to clarify that a rape incident which took place on Saturday 24 July, did not happen in the Addo Elephant National Park.

Media Release: Bird Island penguins given relief

Date: 2010-06-17

After heavy losses of penguin chicks due to extreme winds and cold, wet weather, the colony of African penguins on the Addo Elephant National Park’s Bird Island in the Eastern Cape has been given relief by clearing weather.

Media Release: Penguins suffer under harsh weather conditions

Date: 2010-06-17

Extreme winds and cold, wet weather have taken their toll on the breeding colonies of African penguins on Addo Elephant National Park’s islands in the Eastern Cape.

Addo goes wild with World Cup Fever

Date: 2010-06-15

Staff at Addo Elephant National Park have been counting down the days to the start of the Soccer World Cup.

Media Release: Record price for Addo buffalo at Kirkwood auction

Date: 2010-06-08

Disease-free buffalo from the Karoo and Camdeboo National Parks fetched top prices at the Kirkwood Wildlife Auction held in the Eastern Cape this past Saturday.

Media Release: Addo hosts sixth successful 50 & 25-mile trail runs

Date: 2010-05-03

The sixth successful 50-mile and the second 25-mile trail runswere hosted in Addo Elephant National Park on Saturday, 1 May 2010.

Media Release: Death of biggest tusker in Addo

Date: 2010-05-03

On Thursday, 22 April 2010, numerous visitors to Addo Elephant National Park (AENP) witnessed a fight between two elephant bulls that resulted in the death of the Park’s biggest tusker, Skukuza.

Addo Honorary Rangers to host fun photographic course

Date: 2010-04-29

The Addo Honorary Rangers will be hosting a photographic course on 31 July 2010 at St John’s Anglican Church, c/o 8th Ave and Church Street, Walmer, between 09:00 and 15:00.

Addo now has its own webcam!

Date: 2010-04-28

The Addo Elephant National Park can now boast that it has its very own webcam where you’re sure to catch amazing views of the Park’s main attraction, the elephants.

Media Release: SANParks marine rangers tragically killed in car accident

Date: 2010-04-01

Addo Elephant National Park staff are mourning the tragic deaths of three of the Park’s marine rangers who were killed in a car accident near Alexandria early this morning.

Play golf for conservation

Date: 2010-04-01

The Honorary Rangers of the Addo Elephant National Park are organising their 5th Annual Golf Day on Thursday, 20 May 2010 at the Port Elizabeth Golf Club in Port Elizabeth.

Media Release: Official opening of the New Entrance Gate to Addo Elephant National Park

Date: 2010-03-16

Addo Elephant National Park officially opened the new gate complex at the main entrance to the Park today.

Media Release: SANParks Marine Rangers confiscate abalone and arrest suspect

Date: 2010-03-16

During a joint operation between South African National Parks (SANParks) marine rangers from Addo Elephant National Park and Marine & Coastal Management, a male suspect was arrested after being found in possession of abalone on Wednesday night, 10 March 2010.

Media Release: Minister of Rural Development launches Mayibuye Compost Project

Date: 2009-11-06

Addo, Eastern Cape: Today the Minister of Rural Development, Gugile Nkwinti, officially launched the Mayibuye Compost Project, a community venture aimed at providing employment to local people and enhancing the natural environment while producing top quality organic compost.

Media Release: New wildlife and roads for Colchester area of AENP

Date: 2009-11-04

Addo Elephant National Park (AENP) has introduced large wildlife species and opened up new tourist road loops in the Colchester area of the Park, south of the main game area.

Media Release: SANParks rangers arrest five illegal divers

Date: 2009-07-30

South African National Parks (SANParks) marine rangers from the Addo Elephant National Park arrested four divers and a skipper today for diving and fishing illegally in the Bird Island Marine Protected Area.

Holiday programme for kids at Addo promises tons of fun

Date: 2009-06-30

The Addo Elephant National Park is offering a holiday programme for children visiting the Park as day or overnight visitors.

Media Release: Sought-after disease-free Addo buffalo to go on auction

Date: 2009-06-12

Twenty-two Addo buffalo will be up for sale on 27 June at the annual Kirkwood Auction.

Media Release: Bookings open for Addo Birding Weekend

Date: 2009-06-09

Avid birders should hurry to make their bookings for the Sasol Addo Birding Weekend which will be held in Addo Elephant National Park from 23 to 25 October 2009.

Media Release: 100-mile Trail Run in Addo Elephant National Park won in record time

Date: 2009-05-04

Bruce Arnett from Johannesburg once again conquered the rugged mountains in Addo Elephant National Park to take first place in SA’s only 100-mile trail run in record time.

Fun holiday programme for kids at Addo

Date: 2009-04-06

The Addo Elephant National Park (AENP) is hosting a fun holiday programme for the kids from 6-9 April 2009.

Media Release: Countdown to only 100-mile Marathon in SA

Date: 2009-04-02

South Africa’s only 100-mile (160km) marathon takes place in one month’s time on 2 and 3 May in the Addo Elephant National Park.

Addo’s Main Gate gets a facelift

Date: 2009-02-20

Visitors to Addo Elephant National Park may experience some delays as renovation begins today (20 February 2009) on the Main Entrance gate complex.

‘Go Wild’ at Addo Elephant National Park Golf Day

Date: 2009-02-16

The Honorary Rangers of Addo Elephant National Park will be hosting their Annual Golf Day on Friday, 29 May 2009 at the Humewood Golf Club.

Media Release: New picnic site opens in Addo Elephant National Park

Date: 2008-12-22

A new picnic site for visitors opens today in the Addo Elephant National Park.

Holiday Fun at Addo Elephant National Park

Date: 2008-12-11

There’s a week of fun-filled activities for children at the Addo Elephant National Park this December.

Media Release: SANParks Rangers apprehend six illegal divers

Date: 2008-12-05

South African National Parks (SANParks) marine rangers from the Addo Elephant National Park apprehended four suspects last night and a further two suspects this morning for diving illegally in the Bird Island Marine Protected Area.

A girl's dream realised with a trip to Addo!

Date: 2008-11-21

The 16th day of November was a special day for 13 year-old Shelbie Werth of Uitenhage; a day her dream came true at Addo Elephant National Park


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