Conservation, Wildlife

Cheetah Capture & Translocation

Widely known as the planets fastest land mammal the cheetah has unfortunately disappeared from over 90% of its historical range. As a species cheetah experienced a population bottleneck about 10 000 years ago and therefore have low genetic variation. Genetic ...
Conservation, Wild Dog

Painted Wolf Puppies

African wild dogs are more articulately known as Painted Wolves and are classified as endangered according to the IUCN redlist, this is one of the top six most endangered carnivores on the globe and the most endangered large carnivore in ...
Conservation, Wild Dog

What a dog show! Part II

Recently the Manyoni Team attempted a one-of-a-kind rescue of the alpha male in our African wild dog pack. Here is the incredible, odd-defying story: Our monitoring team reported that the alpha male of our wild dog pack had an injured ...
Conservation, Wild Dog, Wildlife

What a Dog Show!

The painted wolf (African wild dog) is the most endangered large carnivore in South Africa and one of the species Manyoni has re-introduced into the park. The painted wolf is a remarkable predator known for its endurance and being one ...
Conservation, Rhinos

Cashile – ‘The hidden one’

In the year 2005 Manyoni Private Game Reserve became the custodians of a founder population of black rhino as part of the WWF/EKZNW Black Rhino Range Expansion Program (BRREP). One of the black rhino named Cashile was only 4 years ...
Conservation, Wildlife

Mystery of the missing cheetah….

It is typical for cheetah males to form a coalition with their siblings, usually between brothers from the same litter and they generally remain together throughout their lives. One of our cheetah coalitions who orgininated from Mkuze Game Reserve have ...
Conservation, Wildlife

Our new clan brave the wild

Surprisingly the clan of six hyena introduced into our boma six weeks ago behaved and did not attempt to dig out of the boma. They are kept in a temporary holding boma (enclosure) for a minimum of six weeks to allow ...
Conservation

A spotted cat for Christmas!

This beautiful male cheetah was moved to Manyoni yesterday afternoon, after he repeatedly escaped from a nearby game reserve, likely in search of a mate as the park had very few breeding females. He was sedated during translocation and we ...
Rhinos

Manyoni’s last One

In early 2016 we made the incredibly difficult decision to dehorn our rhino population in a radical attempt to reduce rhino poaching victims. This decision was carefully thought out and became necessary after all other security initiatives failed at stemming ...