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Celebrate Womens Day

Krugerpark News Information: August 9, 2005 – Woman's Day – is almost here. What's the meaning of Woman's Day? On Woman's Day we honour every woman that touches our lives

Birdwatchers Crane your necks

Krugerpark News Information: A national crane census will be carried out on July 29 and 30, 2005. South Africa has three crane species, all of which are threatened with extinction
North of Crocodile Bridge 1977.

Yesterday, today and tomorrow

Krugerpark News Information: Holger Eckhardt drives his bakkie down a degenerating dirt road, tyres rattling over rocky patches, guided by a precise set of instructions to a specific

Wild dog and cheetah census prizes awarded

Krugerpark News Information: Twelve lucky winners were awarded a variety of fantastic prizes at the Endangered Wildlife Trust's headquarters in Johannesburg on June 30, 2005
White Lion Breeding Project.

White lion project moves to Free State

Krugerpark News Information: The new facility is called the Barnato White Lion Breeding Project and is located just 6km outside of Kroonstad, Free State, South Africa. Meet white

The Skukuza Nursery

Krugerpark News Information: At the last stock take in March, the Skukuza Nursery had 1.2 million plants – give or take a few seedlings. Now under the steady hand of Ona Davies, the

Scene Around

Krugerpark News Information: Stoffel and Catie du Plessis were the oldest contestants in the Tour de Drakensig cycle race on June 16. Stoffel (71) cycles 92km twice a day. The couple

SADC to form common elephant management policy

Krugerpark News Information: Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries are uniting to try and resolve elephant management strategies. The Agencia de Informacao de

Punda Maria bird hide

Krugerpark News Information: The new bird hide at Punda Maria has yet to be officially opened, but visitors to the park can enjoy the passing parade of birds and mammals if they

Pen pals meet up

Krugerpark News Information: Thirty years later, Sonja Sussens and Marsena Hubbard are still corresponding between South Africa and the United States. They became pen pals while

Miniearthquakes used to count elephants

Krugerpark News Information: Work at a pan in Etosha, Namibia has found that seismic sensors can be used to differentiate between elephant, giraffe, lion, gemsbok and human footfalls

Leopard shot in Letaba Camp

Krugerpark News Information: At around 21h00 on Monday evening, June 27, some Kruger staff saw a leopard walking past the Letaba Elephant Hall building in the Letaba Camp. One of the
SANParks Chief Financial Officer Nombulelo Mkhumane with KNP ranger Thomas Macie.

Kudu Awards ceremony honours conservationists

Krugerpark News Information: The Kruger National Park (KNP) made an impressive showing at the inaugural award giving ceremony for the South African National Parks (Sanparks) Kudu

Huge catfish caught in Thailand

Krugerpark News Information: A freshwater fish weighing almost 300kg, more than an adult male lion, was caught by fishermen in the Mekong River. This is the largest catfish ever

Get ready for the Tour de Kruger

Krugerpark News Information: The Tour de Kruger and the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park will offer 200 cyclists the chance to ride their mountain bikes through the dirt roads of

Fungi fight MALARIA mosquitoes

Krugerpark News Information: Scientists are thinking laterally in an attempt to combat one of Africa's worst killers – malaria. Using nature to fight nature, a new study has shown

Fireside stories

Krugerpark News Information: Listening to various people talking about wild animal behavior, it is clear that certain jokes and amusing incidents portrayed in some books and films

Cycads stolen out of national park

Krugerpark News Information: Cycads worth hundreds of thousands of Rands have been stolen out of the Blyde Canyon National Park. The latest raid in the Leboeng area on the

50 year anniversary celebrated at Lower Sabie

Krugerpark News Information: Mr and Mrs C Griesel decided to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary at Lower Sabie Camp. “We felt Lower Sabie's peaceful atmosphere and friendly

Yout in Kruger

Krugerpark News Information: Kids in Kruger celebrated Youth Day by inviting young people from neighbouring communities to a day of song and dance. Several entertaining items
Peer Mkhonto, the leader of a group of traditional dancers.

Traditional dancers find captive audience

Krugerpark News Information: Peer Mkhonto, the leader of a group of traditional dancers that regularly performs at functions in the Kruger National Park, is now less reliant on the

Tortoises, Terrapins and Turtles

Krugerpark News Information: Probably the most well known and least understood of all our animals are the Tortoises. Referred to, flippantly, as 'mobile meat pies' or, further south

The day Daniel stood seven feet tall

Krugerpark News Information: Daniel was a ranger for 20 full years, based at Nyalaland wilderness trail. Job titles get lost in the wind these days, however Mentor is something that
Solomon Ntuli

Solomon sparks at Hamiltons

Krugerpark News Information: Solomon Ntuli (41) has been working in the Kruger National Park since 1987, rising through the ranks as time progressed. Starting off as a gardener in
Mdu, also known as as ‘chomi ya bana’.

Scene Around | People of Kruger

Krugerpark News Information: Visitors and Kruger staff joined in a day of fun and games during the Munghana Lonene FM's live broadcast on Sunday June 12. The Skukuza Soccer Stadium
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