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Ulovane Update: July Semester Week 5

13 Aug
Wes

Apprentice Field Guides Since I arrived at Ulovane, I have enjoyed every minute of my time here. Every week is full of new experiences and packed full of knowledge. This was the fifth week of our course, already halfway through! It was quite a busy week learning about amphibians, reptiles, conservation management, amongst other amazing […]

Wildlife Wednesday: Matriach Special Spotted Hyena

07 Aug
Lynne Harrison (3)

Wildlife Wednesday: Women’s Month Matriach Special Spotted Hyena – Crocuta crocuta Scientific name translations from either Latin or Greek are fascinating as they usually accurately describe one or more of the animals’ characteristics. In the case of the Spotted Hyaena, it translates to ‘saffron-coloured one’ in reference to its coat. This very misunderstood gregarious carnivore […]

Ulovane Update: July Semester Week 4

06 Aug
Marli

Apprentice Trails Guides We are more than halfway through our Apprentice Trails Guide course – where has the time gone! We had a fantastic week. We left for a three-day, two night sleep out on Wednesday morning at 8 AM, on Amakhala Game Reserve. Whilst on this walk with Shani and Schalk, we came upon […]

Ulovane Update: July Semester Week 3

30 Jul
Wes (13)

Apprentice Field Guides This Week started with all of us beginning to practice driving the game viewers. Our instructor Justin guided us through each drive and set us up with a few challenging routes in order to test both our driving and navigation skills. He showed us that being a guide is not only about […]

Wildlife Wednesday: The Secretary Bird

24 Jul
Sem secretary bird

Wildlife Wednesday: The Secretary Bird The 2019 Bird of the Year! Some might describe this as one of Africa’s most interesting looking birds, with a head that resembles an eagle, but powerfully built, long bare looking legs that one would associate with storks! It is; however, a bird of prey and it belongs to a […]