It seems sadness has crept into the thoughts of everyone around. It is as if a good friend has lost something very dear. Duke, the elephant with the largest set of ivory on any elephant presently living in the Kruger National Park (KNP) has broken his left tusk.
Sore backs, dusty clothes, dirty hands and sweaty hats. These are just some of the results of an interesting project that has taken place in the Kruger National Park (KNP) over a two week period ending on Friday, August 17, 2007.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is right in the heart of Australia. Uluru (previously known as Ayers Rock) is a massive red rock rising out of the Australian outback desert and is a sacred place for the Aboriginal people. The National Park is 1325 km2 and is a major tourist attraction. The distinctive red rock rises 348m above the desert plain and is 860m above sea level. It is also a special world heritage area that is valued for its landscape, flora, fauna and for its rich living culture.
Fire and Vegetation Experiment in the KNP
Fire is not a popular phenomenon in the Lowveld at the moment, but in the Kruger National Park it is used under controlled conditions as part of a long-term ecosystem experiment. The Fire Team from Scientific Services in Skukuza has been using fire as part of an ongoing experiment in the Nkhuhlu exclosure in the south of the KNP.
The Annual KNP Fixed Wing Aerial Census
Seeing the Kruger National Park (KNP) from the air really puts the size of the park into perspective. It is amazing to see how big 2 million hectares really is. Winter is the time of the year when the KNP census team takes to the air to count the animals living in this 2 million hectares.
An international network of carbon cycle researchers meets 23-25 August in Kruger National Park, South Africa to explore the need for increased research capacity to both understand and manage the carbon cycle in Africa.
SANParks is embarking on a number of proposed activities to upgrade the existing facilities in Kruger National Park camps to continue to offer visitors a high quality experience. To assist in our planning for this, please read this Background Information Document (BID) regarding the upgrade of facilities in the Mopani and Olifants Camps.
It was a clear, day with a slight South Easterly wind blowing. I had left Letaba very early for a meeting at the Phalaborwa Regional Office. While there, I received a call from Letaba Camp’s Duty Manager reporting that there was a giraffe trapped in a donga about three kilometers north of the camp on the S95.
The 6th Annual Science Network meeting will be held in Skukuza, Kruger National Park (KNP) from 21 to 25 April 2008. This meeting will be hosted by Scientific Services, Kruger National Park, Centre of Excellence for Invasion Biology of University of Cape Town, Centre for Water in the Environment of the University of Witwatersrand, and the Department of Botany of the University of Cape Town...
Complete this SANParks branding questionnaire by the 17 August 2007 and stand a chance to win a 2-night midweek break for 2 (two) adults and 2 (two) children in one of the South African National Parks.
High traffic volumes are expected on the N4 (Pretoria to Mozambique) during the forthcoming weekend, although it is not expected to peak at the same levels as during the Easter period or school holidays.
A key dam in the Southern area of the Kruger National Park (KNP), the Nhlanganzwane Dam will be breeched this week in order to rid it of an algal poison that has claimed the lives of a number of animals over the past two years.
The sun rises and a herd of placid impala drink to the new day and the start of a new month. A herd of zebra graze and drink alongside while some guinea fowl fool around, warming their feathers in the sun...
A ground-based survey of Pel’s Fishing Owl along the Olifants River in the Kruger National Park was conducted from the 24th-27th of June 2007 by two teams of observers from SAN-Parks, Moholoholo Rehabilitation Centre, staff and volunteers from EWT-BoPWG.
Biodiversity conservation is the clear mandate for SANParks and the Savanna Unit of Scientific Services in Skukuza is seriously getting to grips with this issue in the Kruger National Park. This means doing surveys on all the smaller creatures in the park that are often not seen...
Situated in the KNP Protection Services building in Skukuza, the Emergency Call Centre, which opened in December 2004, is manned every day throughout the year and will be able to help guests and KNP staff with any emergency they might face.
SANParks and Reach-For-A-Dream Join Hands
The Reach-For-A-Dream Foundation, an organisation that has brought hope and healing to countless young South Africans, believes strongly in the power of dreams. It encourages children to use their dreams to fight life-threatening illnesses.
Is there a Hyaena Hotel in Skukuza?
Is there a hyaena hotel in Skukuza? This may seem like a strange question but researchers from the Mammal Research Institute (MRI) at the University of Pretoria is looking into how close contact with humans is affecting the behaviour of spotted hyaenas.
Guests to the Kruger National Park (KNP) that have planned to enter through Kruger Entrance Gate tomorrow (Wednesday July 11, 2007) should be aware that there could be a disruption at the gate caused by marching workers.
It's that time of year again; bookings for the 2008 West Rand Honorary Ranger 10th Anniversary Kruger Park Birding Weekend are open. As is usual, the event takes place over the last Weekend in January and the first Weekend in February 2008... Booking Form
The CyberTracker System is a hand held computer software application designed for use in Environmental Conservation and Wildlife Biology as a data-capture tool. Much progress has been made in the development of the system within SANParks, and much still needs to be done...
The 31st of May saw Kruger National Park celebrate its 109th birthday in a ceremony at Pretoriuskop. This was a fitting opportunity to hand over a valuable historical memento to the park. The 'gift' was donated to the park by Tsitsikamma Honorary Rangers Andre and Mignonne van Heerden.
Take a Walk with Kruger's Aliens!
SAPPI - Kruger Park - Tree & Alien Encounter Weekend This is an invitation to a unique, rustic, bush experience. The Alien Invader Task Group is excited to announce the coming of this special event, thanks to a generous sponsorship received from SAPPI to make it possible...
The Executive Director of the Kruger National Park (KNP), Dr Bandile Mkhize officially welcomed everyone to the 109th Birthday Celebration, which took place at Pretoriuskop Rest Camp today (Thursday May 31, 2007).
Today, on Thursday May 31, 2007, the Kruger National Park is celebrating its birthday at the oldest formal tourism camp in the park – Pretoriuskop Rest Camp. Research has shown that President Paul Kruger’s Volksraad (parliament) established the Sabie Game Reserve during 1898...
Want to know where the sighting “HotSpots” are in Kruger? Let Kruger’s rangers show you were to find the Big Five - Elephant, White Rhino, Buffalo, Lion and Leopard in a series of "Big Five HotSpots" maps derived from Kruger’s CyberTracker data. The latest maps for April have also been added...