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Rhulani Minute Safari - Buffalo defense line

  • July 01, 2020 | Rolf Steiner | Category: Wildlife

Observe a typical behavior of buffaloes. They stand close together in the herd and form a line of defense. After an alarm, they all run away.

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Life of a Ranger: Kori Bustard

  • June 28, 2020 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: Activities, Ranger's Blog, Wildlife

Did you know that Kori Bustard is Africa’s heaviest flying bird? Rhulani’s Head Ranger Sean tells us more about this special bird. Sean also shows us what it looks like when this bird takes off. Almost like an airplane!

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Rhulani Minute Safari – Shaft-tailed whydah

  • June 24, 2020 | Rolf Steiner | Category: Wildlife

A video for our bird lovers who visit us because of the magnificent bird life in Madikwe Game Reserve. The shaft-tailed whydah or is a small, sparrow-like bird. It is distributed in open habitats and grasslands of Southern Africa.

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Rhulani Minute Safari – Elephant in musth

  • June 17, 2020 | Rolf Steiner | Category: Wildlife

Be careful when you find an elephant bull in musth. The testosterone level is then relatively high and you should not get too close to the animal. You can recognize the signs of musth from the fact that the elephant permanently loses urine, an oily liquid comes out of the temple glands, and that he does other funny things.

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Life of a Ranger: Impala bachelor herd

  • June 14, 2020 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: Activities, Ranger's Blog, Wildlife

Did you know that young male impala often get together to form a so-called “Bachelor herd”? Rhulani’s Ranger Martin tells us more about these elegant antelopes, which always have a shiny, clean skin.

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Rhulani Minute Safari – Zebras eating soil

  • June 10, 2020 | Rolf Steiner | Category: Wildlife

What are these zebras doing here in the mud? You see correctly, they are eating soil, which is a natural behavior of some mammals. It provides them with the necessary minerals. This practice is called “geophagy”.

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Rhulani Minute Safari - A Steenbok, not shy

  • June 03, 2020 | Rolf Steiner | Category: Wildlife

Steenbok is one of the smallest antelope species in Madikwe. These are very common, but since they are very shy and nimble, you have to be lucky to look at them in peace. Let’s observe a steenbok for a minute.

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Life of a Ranger: Leadwood Tree

  • May 31, 2020 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: News, Activities, Ranger's Blog, Wildlife

Did you know that there are many leadwood trees to be seen in Madikwe Game Reserve, which are protected in South Africa? Rhulani’s Head Ranger Sean tells us more about this slow growing tree and its importance for the ecosystem and for Rhulani.

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Rhulani Minute Safari – Lion licking his … tail

  • May 27, 2020 | Rolf Steiner | Category: Wildlife

There he is in the grass, this beautiful lion He is resting and, formulated in somewhat nicer words, he is licking his tail. A nice close-up of the king of the bush.

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Rhulani Insights 142 – Talking about Dung Beetles

  • May 24, 2020 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: Ranger's Blog, Rhulani insights, Wildlife

In today’s blog, we meet funny residents of the Madikwe Game Reserve: a dung beetle couple busily rolls a ball across the savannah. Why are they doing this?

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