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Jan30

At What Price?

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At What Price?

It is said that a single rhino horn can fetch up to US$1000000. With odds like that, it seems that the promise of such outrageous fortune renders all attempts at saving this rhino's life, futile. Other drastic measures such as dehorning is a consideration but could have a negative effect on this male's ability to mate.    

Jan30

Smuggler Proofed

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Smuggler Proofed

The entire process takes approximately twenty minutes to complete. Before administering the antidote to the tranquiliser to revive the animal an x-ray is taken of the horn to demonstrate the efficacy of this measure.    

Jan30

Desperate Times. Desperate Measures.

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POACHERS BEWARE!

Desperate Times. Desperate Measures.

In the wake of the mass slaughter of rhinos in 2011, Inverdoorn stepped up security with 24-hour-patrols on foot, by vehicle and helicopter, sparing no expense to protect their animals. To date these measures have spared Inverdoorn the senseless loss of their rhinos to this epidemic of greed. However, just days after South African National Parks reported that 405 rhinos had been poached in 2011; two more rhinos were attacked at a...

Jan29

It Takes A Team

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It Takes A Team

It Takes A Team... of skilled veterinarians and rangers to dart and capture a large animal such as a rhino. Once all necessary precautions are taken to reduce any stress to the animal a cavity is drilled into the horn. The horn is made up of keratin fibres that are devoid of nerve endings. It is therefore not painful for the animal.    

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Reservations & Info

Inverdoorn Game Reserve

 

PO BOX 304 SEA POINT 8060
CAPE TOWN SOUTH AFRICA

Tel:  +27 (0)214 344 639
Fax: +27 (0)214 331 157

Mail: info@inverdoorn.com

Meet The Team

  • Meet the Team: Leah Brousse

    Meet the Team: Leah Brousse

    The staff at Inverdoorn hail from various parts of South Africa, and even other parts of the world. As a result they all have very different and diverse backgrounds, but are connected by...

  • Meet the Team: Martial Viot

    Meet the Team: Martial Viot

    The staff at Inverdoorn hail from various parts of South Africa, and even other parts of the world. As a result they all have very different and diverse backgrounds, but are connected by...

  • Meeting the Interns: Victoria Paillusseau

    Meeting the Interns: Victoria Paillusseau

    Leaving one paradise for another, Victoria Paillusseau has come from her home in Mauritius to work at Inverdoorn as a lodge volunteer. This is her first time in South Africa and she...

  • Meet the Team: Mekka Pietersen

    Meet the Team: Mekka Pietersen

    When you meet Mekka Pietersen, our Assistant Lodge Manager, you will be greeted with the biggest, warmest smile. She was born at Inverdoorn, where her family has lived for three...

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Contact Infos

Inverdoorn Game Reserve

PO BOX 304 SEA POINT 8060
CAPE TOWN SOUTH AFRICA

Tel:  +27 (0)214 344 639
Fax: +27 (0)214 331 157

Mail: info@inverdoorn.com

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