Tag Archives: Wildlife

Ulovane Update: July Semester Final Week

24 Sep
Dwarf cushion star

We come to yet another end of a great Marine guide course here at Ulovane Environmental Training and with that, also the end of six months for Therien, Ben and Wesly. We cannot believe how fast the time is going, there is only one more course for this year, and then we go and buy […]

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 […]

Wildlife Wednesday: International Tiger Day

31 Jul
Johan Van Zyl photography

Our Tigers are still in danger. Since the beginning of the 20th century, we have lost over 95% of the world’s wild tiger population.  A very scary fact is that we have MORE tigers in captivity than there are roaming free in the wild. The reason we have lost so much of our wild tiger population […]