Injured Black Sparrowhawk

Over the road from Kampersrus our little nearby village, an adult Black Sparrow hawk had flown into the powerline and found lying on the ground with a broken wing and an injured right eye. This we do not think was a new injury as it was very skinny and must have been struggling for some days. The injuries were unfortunately […]

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Adult Squirrel

Squirrel

A family brought in a 6 week old male squirrel they named Sid and raised for 5 weeks. The family took great care of him as he was in very good condition. They asked us to please take him as they wanted him released in a better environment which they could not provide. When they are ready to release, we […]

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Rhino Relocation

Rhino

Time had come for Ntaba our baby Rhino to look after himself and to be more like a rhino with his own kind. The day was a sad one, as we had to dart him and load him on the vehicle which would transfer and then released him on another reserve.. Apart from the sadness of him leaving us there […]

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Female Leopard

Volunteers

We were asked to hold a female leopard and her two cubs which eventually went into months and months. We were getting quite desperate as they really needed to be relocated somewhere where they could be free. We finally received the long awaited phone call to say there was a place to release them in Nkomazi Game reserve in Mpumalanga. […]

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Spotted Eagle Owl Chick

Spotted-Eagle-Owl-Chick

Once again A Spotted Eagle Owl is in the news, a one week old chick was found on the road in Blyde River Valley. We sometimes puzzle over the places these critters are found at times. He was very weak and hot. He is being fostered by Becky our volunteer staff member from the UK and named him George! He […]

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Hail Storm Victims

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We experienced one of the worst hail storms here at the centre and surrounding areas with hail the size of golf balls. These are some victims as a result of the hail: Black Headed Oriole, Cattle Egret and a Black Sparrowhawk. The Black Headed Oriole was found by the manager of Moholoholo Mountain View Colin Patrick. The only injury the […]

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Grey Duiker

A 1 week old female Grey Duiker was found in Lydenburg and brought it to a pet shop nearby. The shop owner Jenny Riley raised her for three weeks and named her Daisy. As Jenny owned dogs she was worried that they would one day attacked Daisy so she decided to bring her to us to care for and finally […]

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Lappet Faced Vulture Chick

Lappet Faced Vulture Chick

This must be one of the most amazing happenings here at the Centre! Two of our resident Lappet Faced Vultures built a rough nest on the ground in the Vulture enclosure. For the whole of the incubation period of 54 to 56 days they were protecting their egg from the other vultures, constantly fighting them away from their nest. After […]

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Giant Eagle Owl

Giant Eagle Owl

A Giant Eagle Owl flew into a power line in the Zingela Nature Reserve Tolwe Limpopo and broke its wing. The brake is unfortunately on the joint of the wing which means it cannot be fixed with a pin. All we could do is clean and doctor the wound and give it Antibiotics (Baytril) twice a day. Unfortunately due to […]

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Moholoholo Ya Mati Blog 30 September 2017

Moholoholo Ya Mati Blog 30 September 2017 The Knob-Thorn Tree: The Knob-thorn is a slow-growing, medium to tall tree reaching heights of between 8 – 20 metres. It is found growing from the wooded grasslands of the lowveld in Southern Africa to as far north as Tanzania, surviving in many different soil types. The tallest trees of this species are […]

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