Meet Liaan Lategan – Tourguide and Wild Wonders of Southern Africa Youtuber. In my Country-People feature, I would not only like to introduce you to people who live in the country but also those who play different roles in the country and generally make it a more enjoyable place. Liaan is one of those people, … More Country People – Meet Liaan Lategan
Meet Linda Oosthuizen, stay at home mom of two little boys ages 3 and 1, from Voorburg in the Netherlands. Linda and her family live in the Letaba staff village. She recently started blogging and her blog is full of adventures and wildlife experiences. How did you end up in South Africa, in Kruger National … More Country People – Meet Linda Oosthuizen from Letaba staff village in Kruger National Park
Introducing Crocuta to a male It was time for Crocuta to no longer be in human company, but be with her own kind. Of all the phases this was the most difficult one for me. How will I know if it will work or not? Wild animals, and actually most animals, cannot really be controlled. … More Raising a spotted Hyena – Part 4
This is the story of Crocuta continued. At around 8/9 months old, Crocuta was still living in and around camp with us. At this point I did not allow her in our house anymore, but on the odd occasion she did come in, she was like a happy child. Jumping on couches and bookshelves and … More Raising a Spotted Hyena – Part 3
I went on a quick game drive this afternoon, looking for some birds. Lately I have been trying to get my bird knowledge to a better level. What a blessing to be able to improve it right here at home. I would like to share a few of the things I saw on drive. Enjoy.
If you haven’t read the previous post, please read it to start the story of Crocuta. https://countrylivingsa.wordpress.com/2014/10/09/raising-a-spotted-hyena-part-1/ So, here I was with an estimated 6 day old Spotted Hyena baby. It was pitch black with tiny ears that were close to its head. Spotted Hyena babies are born with this eyes open, but they can only start seeing properly … More Raising a Spotted Hyena – Part 2