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Life of a Ranger: A ruminating Impala
Life of a Ranger: A ruminating Impala
| Rhulani Safari Lodge
Did you know that impalas are so called “Ruminants”, which means they are able to acquire nutrients from plant-based food by fermenting it in a specialized stomach prior to digestion, principally thro...
Life of a Ranger: Baby lion suckling
Life of a Ranger: Baby lion suckling
| Rhulani Safari Lodge
Did you know that little lion cubs receive milk from their mother for about 3 to 4 months before the diet turns to meat? Rhulani's head guide Alasdair shows us the youngest lion cub in the park today ...
Rhulani Insights 223 - Solar Panels
Rhulani Insights 223 - Solar Panels
| Rhulani Safari Lodge
Once again a blog about our solar system. Today we'll talk about a few technical details of the solar panels that intercept sunlight and generate electricity for Rhulani Safari Lodge. The panels have ...
Rhulani Insights 221 – Safari in the rain
Rhulani Insights 221 – Safari in the rain
| Rhulani Safari Lodge
Safaris are known to take place outdoors, and as a result we can encounter all sorts of weather conditions. The sun shines most of the time in South Africa and not a drop of rain falls for many months...
The dangerous playmates of Willem’s dog Emily
The dangerous playmates of Willem’s dog Emily
| Rhulani Safari Lodge
Willem, Rhulani’s 26-year-old ranger, has a beautiful black dog named Emily. Emily accompanies his master everywhere and also lives with him, in the middle of the African bush, when Willem is at work ...
Life of a Ranger: Bullying Blue Wildebeest
Life of a Ranger: Bullying Blue Wildebeest
| Rhulani Safari Lodge
Did you know that in a herd of Blue Wildebeest there are always fights between the male animals, and they sometimes run wildly around the herd to show who is the strongest and most dominant male? Toda...
Life of a Ranger: an injured zebra
Life of a Ranger: an injured zebra
| Rhulani Safari Lodge
Did you know that despite our desire for all animals to be well, in Madikwe Game Reserve we do not interfere with the natural course of nature and leave the animals to their fate? Rhulani's Ranger Dea...
Kori Bustard: how they bring their massive bodies into the sky
Kori Bustard: how they bring their massive bodies into the sky
| Rhulani Safari Lodge
It rises slowly, almost like an airplane, and given its size, weight and slow wing beats, you get the impression that it is struggling to stay aloft. We're talking about the Kori Bustard, a real eye-c...
Life of a Ranger: Klipspringers with their son
Life of a Ranger: Klipspringers with their son
| Rhulani Safari Lodge
Did you know that the Klipspringers stay together as a couple for their entire lives, but that it can happen that their own son returns to his parents' territory and drives his father away? Rhulani's ...
Rhulani Insights 217 – Black Rhino or White Rhino Midden?
Rhulani Insights 217 – Black Rhino or White Rhino Midden?
| Rhulani Safari Lodge
We welcome you to the first blog with our ranger Thato, where we meet out in the bush and discover a so-called "Rhino Midden". That means it's a kind of toilet that rhinos use. Why do they do that?...
Life of a Ranger: Two-spotted Ground Beetle
Life of a Ranger: Two-spotted Ground Beetle
| Rhulani Safari Lodge
Did you know that the Two-spotted Ground Beetle is a very common beetle found in the Lodge that can cause blindness to birds and other animals that eat it? Today Rhulani's ranger Thato tells us intere...
Life of a Ranger: The feathers of an Ostrich
Life of a Ranger: The feathers of an Ostrich
| Rhulani Safari Lodge
Did you know that male ostriches have black feathers because they sit on their eggs at night and are therefore better camouflaged? Today, Rhulani's Ranger Dean tells us exciting stories about ostrich ...