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Jun09

A Time to Chill

WRITTEN BY // Annami Grabe CATEGORIES // The Inverdoorn Diaries

2 - 8 June

A Time to Chill

This week we were all reminded that winter season does not only bring less guests to the reserve, but also some very, very cold weather. Waking up to snow-white mountains all around makes us appreciate how lucky we are to enjoy their beauty. As if this view was not special enough, during one of our tracking sessions I found the female with a blood-red face, panting over a freshly-caught springbok. Unfortunately, I didn't have a camera to capture this magnificent sight.

The male decided to hide from us a little this week. We assume he caught something, and that delicious something kept him busy all week inside the thick bushes. This morning it seems like he finally finished his kill in the bushes and is out and about again. Let us see how long he takes before his craving for hunting kicks in again.

This week we noticed that our little, naughty Iziba is even naughtier and we suspect she is in heat, which means Iziba is on a little vacation to the breeding facility. We decided to put her with Banzi again. Let us hope they find some romance and make magic! With Iziba at the breeding facility, Queen Velvet is back to getting all the attention to herself. Solo trips to the playground and the dam are doing Velvet good. She can walk and relax without Iziba biting her in the butt. But we all know she does miss her naughty little "sister" and is awaiting Iziba's return.

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Annami Grabe

Annami Grabe

Annami Grabe was born in South Africa. She studied conservation ecology and is currently working as a volunteer at the Western Cape Cheetah Conservation.

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