Wildlife Report

The Singita Wildlife Report


First-hand ranger reports from the bushveld

Singita Sabi Sand

February 2011 - Sabi Sand, South Africa

The first signs of the approaching autumn are starting to surface as the mornings are becoming noticeably crisp, something we haven’t experienced in the past few months. The vegetation is also starting to develop a brownish tinge compared to the brilliant green that has characterised the savannah since the first rains in November.

The plains game is making the most of the grazing and the clearings have been characterised by large herds of zebra, wildebeest and impala as well as numerous sounders of warthog. It has been an up and down month with the good news being that we know that the Ravenscourt female leopard has given birth to a litter of cubs, although we are yet to see them. On the other hand, the last remaining cub of the Sparta pride was found dead, presumed to have been killed by the Southern pride in a confrontation over a kill.


Temperatures

  • Average Minimum:19°C (66°F)
  • Average Maximum:31°C (88°F)
  • Minimum Recorded:18°C (64°F)
  • Maximum Recorded:36°C (97°F)

Rainfall

  • For the period:15 mm (1 in)
  • For the year to date:506 mm (20 in)

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