Wildlife Report

The Singita Wildlife Report


First-hand ranger reports from the bushveld

Singita Kruger National Park

September 2013 - Singita Kruger National Park, South Africa

Although considered quite early we’ve had our first rains for the season. More than just settling the dust after a long dry winter it’s brought to life so many species that have been dormant for months. Trees have started blooming, frogs and cicadas have started calling and the most amazing birds have begun to return for our warm and colourful spring. It is now the start of baby season! So many species synchronize their breeding for this fruitful time of year. It simply comes down to good, lush feeding, which translates to the mothers producing very nutritious milk for the newborns.

World Rhino Day – five species forever

World Rhino Day was held for the fourth time on 22 September and celebrated all five species of rhino: black, white, greater one-horned, Sumatran and Javan rhino. World Rhino Day was first announced by WWF-South Africa in 2010. The following year, World Rhino Day grew into an international event and success story, encompassing both the African and Asian rhino species.

Download the full wildlife report here: Singita Kruger National Park Wildlife Report September 2013

 


Temperatures

  • Average minimum 16.0°C (60.8°F)
  • Average maximum 30.3°C (86.5°F)
  • Minimum recorded 10.0°C (50.0°F)
  • Maximum recorded 38.0°C (100.4°F)

Rainfall

  • For the period: 6 mm
  • For the year to date: 415.5 mm

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