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Rutting season, drive slow on the KNP roads

Unread post by Elsa » Thu May 05, 2016 10:46 am

Media Release: Rutting season, drive slow on the KNP roads

Date: 2016-05-05

“There have been “hit and run” incidents recently of slow moving tortoises and fast runners such as impala, warthog and cheetah; which can only be attributed to speeding on the roads in the Park. We would like to appeal to the public to always be on the look-out for all kinds of species while driving as these animals have a right of way,” said the KNP Managing Executive, Glenn Phillips.

Impala, especially fighting rams tend to chase each other around in the bush and over the roads, mostly when they are in their rutting season; either to gain dominance over each other or to round-up their female counterparts to join their harems.

“We urge people to please read their permits received at the gates because all the rules and regulations of the Park are clearly stipulated in those documents. Visitors can report speeding or any rules and regulations infringement to the Emergency Call Centres on 013 735 4325/013 735 0197 or 076 801 9679”, concluded Phillips.

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Animals such as impala are vulnerable to being hit by speeding vehicles around the rutting season.

Issued by:
South African National Parks (SANParks): Kruger National Park - Communications & Marketing

Media Enquiries:
William Mabasa
Acting Head of Communications: SANParks
Tel: 013 735 4363, cell: 082 807 3919
E-mail: william.mabasa@sanparks.org
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