Wildlife on Sibuya

African Safari Big 5 Fauna

There was great excitement when SIBUYA brought in two new superb BUFFALO BULLS (Syncerus caffer) to boost the gene pool. Fortunately the re-location went extremely well… a huge relief as things can go very wrong in a flash when dealing with wild animals.

These two studs came from the arid Free State where there has been a long drought, so heads down and grazing… we don’t think they’d ever seen so much grass! One of them has proved to be elusive in the extreme and has only appeared briefly twice to seemingly check his harem. Even though the herd seemed to accept him without much ado, he disappeared into the thicket again. We’re not sure what he’s up to, but he seems to have chosen to be a loner and thankfully according to reports, is looking fat and flourishing.


ONE OF OUR NEW BUFFALO STUD BULLS


ELEPHANT BULL ON WALK ABOUT

A couple of months ago two of the Big 5 Species – ELEPHANTS (Loxodonta Africana) and the BUFFALOES (Syncerus caffer) suddenly decided to cross over the Kariega River Estuary for the first time and go exploring the south-western side of SIBUYA. The two largest bull ELEPHANTS arrived on the doorstep of FOREST CAMP during the night and gave everyone heart-stopping moments while noisily crashing down trees and undergrowth as they guzzled.

Until they realized that they weren’t under attack by aliens, everyone in Camp was on edge. Bryan shone his torch in the direction of the ‘attack’ and when the intruders were identified, everyone burst out laughing and relaxed considerably! What an experience!

The BUFFALO herd, who had also gone on walk-about were found days later contentedly lying in the grass on a hillside, taking the breezes and chewing their cud as they seemed to admire the view of the sparkling Ocean in the distance.

What a lovely life!



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