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May13

Birds and Beasts

WRITTEN BY // Jenny Adenyoh CATEGORIES // The Inverdoorn Diaries

5 - 11 May

Birds and Beasts

This week started with an interesting cheetah tracking. On Tuesday, Leah and I went together and suddenly we saw both of the hippos at the dam's edge. They were taking advantage of the early and peaceful morning. I was really surprised to see how big and impressive they are, but also they seemed really majestic and quiet. Such wonderful animals! I hope the next time I see them outside the water; then I will take pictures of them.

This week was also marked with successful kills by the cheetahs in the free-roaming area. They both killed springbok; that's why it was quite difficult to find and see them. I'm so happy they hunt so well. It shows that the project of their release works for the moment and I hope it still will for a long time. And maybe they will have some beautiful cubs soon!

On Thursday, Leah and Annami were lucky enough to see a Secretary bird when they were tracking. It is such a huge bird. This bird is scarce now in Africa, because of their threatened status. I hope I can see one of them before I leave. A few days ago, Carmen, our Lodge Manager, found a sparrow who was hurt. Thankfully for him, Leah fed and took care of him. Now the bird has joined Leah's family with Lucy the meerkat and Mickey the mousebird, and he is getting better.

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Jenny Adenyoh

Jenny, a student from France, visits South Africa for the first time and volunteers at the Western Cape Cheetah Conservation.

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