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Re: Addo Elephant National Park

Post by Richprins » Thu Dec 13, 2018 1:24 pm

What is it with this SANParks obsession with spas? 0- 0- 0- lol
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Re: Addo Elephant National Park

Post by Peter Betts » Thu Dec 13, 2018 7:27 pm

Richprins wrote:
Thu Dec 13, 2018 1:24 pm
What is it with this SANParks obsession with spas? 0- 0- 0- lol
Jip the mind boggles

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Re: Addo Elephant National Park

Post by Richprins » Tue Aug 06, 2019 1:21 pm

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O:V :-0
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:shock: \O \O

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Addo Elephant National Park Rhino History

Post by Klipspringer » Wed Aug 07, 2019 2:35 pm

A bit of rhino history

Species: South-western black rhino Diceros bicornis bicornis

Seven D.b.michaeli were introduced into AENP between 1961 and 1962. By 1996 this population had increased to 35 individuals. All the D.b.michaeli were subsequently removed and replaced with the South-western black rhino ecotype D.b.bicornis. The reintroduction of D.b.bicornis to the AENP formed part of SANParks overall policy to re-establish only indigenous species/subspecies/ecotypes in national parks. This reintroduction has gone through a number of phase extending over several isolated management units, as the park has expanded.

At present there are three major areas that sustain the population:

1.  The Darlington-Kuzuko Section, located in the Nama-Karoo biome 597 km2 in size, is at present divided into two sections: Kuzuko which is a bull camp only and Darlington Dam section (445 km2) which has a breeding population of black rhino. The population at Darlington Dam was founded in 1999 with the reintroduction of five rhino from Augrabies Falls National Park. The population was reinforced with a bull from Tswalu in 2005, three (one male and two females) from Namibia in 2005, and a bull from Addo Main Camp in 2007. Three bulls have been removed from the population since the founding of the population. A total of 29 individuals have been notched since 2002. Three bulls were relocated to the Kuzuko section in 2005. This bull group has had various removals and introduction since then.

2.  Nyathi Section (145 km2) is located in the forest-thicket transition. Between 1994 and 1997, eight black rhinos were reintroduced into this area and the population has since been supplemented with two bulls in May 2003 and June 2003, respectively. Since then there has been no further reinforcements of the population and no removals from the population. Fifteen individuals have been notched since 2003. No rhinos have been poached.

3.  The Colchester-Main Camp Section is unit (287 km2) and comprise mostly of the thicket biome. Between 1998 and 1999 SANParks introduced a founder population of 15 black rhinos, but experienced numerous mortalities relating to disease and post release stress from elephant-rhino conflict. The population has since been reinforced with two rhino from Tswalu Game Reserve in 2000, a Namibian bull in 2007 who died shortly after reintroduction, another Namibian bull in October 2009 and five from Hunter’s Moon in May 2012. Only one bull has been removed from the population since 2003. No rhinos have been poached. A total of 16 individuals were notched since 2003.

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Re: Addo Elephant National Park

Post by PJL » Wed Aug 07, 2019 4:57 pm

Interesting... any idea how up-to-date the info is Klipspringer?
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