Lapalala Reserve Report – November 2018

CHEETAH COLLARING Lapalala is expecting to introduce between four and six cheetah in the next few months. The sourcing of cheetah is complicated due to the endangered status of the

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Lapalala Reserve Report – October 2018

ELEPHANT ARRIVAL Our third elephant herd has arrived from Makalali Game Reserve and it was a touching moment to see the group of three females, a young bull and a

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Lapalala Reserve Report – September 2018

THE MILKWEED LOCUST At this time of year you might run into an army of these large, bright-yellow and black hoppers in Lapalala. They are the nymphs of the green

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Lapalala Reserve Report – August 2018

PROTECTING TREES WITH NEEM OIL  In a bid to protect trees from elephant damage, Lapalala has started spraying selected trees with organic neem oil, which is a natural deterrent to

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Lapalala Reserve Report – July 2018

GOODBYE TO PHD STUDENT VANESSA WANDJA After having spent the past 12 months with us, our roan antelope researcher, Vanessa Wandja, has completed her fieldwork and has moved to Pretoria

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Lapalala Reserve Report – June 2018

ARCHITECTURE WITH GABION WALLS Traditional stone gabions have a place in any rehabilitation plan and are particularly useful for rehabilitating degraded drainage channel and donga systems. Lapalala currently has a

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Lapalala Reserve Report – May 2018

FOOD FOR THOUGHT! The yellow-billed hornbill (Tockus leucomelas) is a fascinating ground-foraging bird and a common resident in Lapalala. Pairs of this bird are monogamous and have a unique way

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Lapalala Reserve Report – April 2018

WILD DOGS IN THE WATERBERG! Did you know that one of the last true free-roaming packs of wild dogs in South Africa remains in the Waterberg? The pack currently consists

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Lapalala Reserve Report – March 2018

A CHAMELEON’S EYE Lapalala is home to some of the most beautiful creatures in the world. Not all of them are always so easy to spot though! After a few

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Lapalala Reserve Report – February 2018

FREE-RANGE ROAN IN LAPALALA! Since the last sighting of a roan antelope in Lapalala during the late 1990s, it has always been an objective to re-establish a free-ranging population of

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