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  • Some very interesting behavior which is not seen so often by Hornbills. 

Their diet includes small mammals but it is not seen often. 
Here a Yellow-Billed Hornbill has a small mouse in its mouth and trying to swallow it.

Thanks Andrew for the interesting photo.
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  • Something which is not seen often on the property.

A Kori Bustard was seen this morning on the airstrip. 
These are the heaviest flying birds in South Africa.

Thanks Trevor for the photo.
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  • 2 Lionesses walking past Henshaws Dam this morning.

You can hear how the Blacksmith Lapwings are calling as the Lions wall past.

Thanks Trevor for the video.
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  • A little bit of night time photography. 
Not the easiest of things to do but can be really rewarding.

This was taken on one of the open areas near the residential area and towards the south. 

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  • Great sighting at Henshaws Dam. 

Elephant have been all over the property at the moment and it is been so good being able to see these animals regularly as sometimes you visit the farm and don’t see any. 

Something different everyday and around every corner.

Thanks Johan van Wyk for the photo.
#jejane #jejaneprivategamereserve #greaterkruger #big5 #elephant #elephantherd #dam #water #winter #wintercolours #henshaws #henshawsdam [Instagram]
  • Great lioness with cubs vid, thanks so much Trevor, great sighting! #lions #jejaneprivatenaturereserve #big5 #greaterkruger #bush #gamedrives #africanbush #gamereserve #nature #wildlife #hoedspruit #bushlife #privategamereserve #gameviewing #lowveld [Instagram]
  • Ok so here’s another beauty of a pic by @stu_art_pix on this Fabulous Friday (which we just kind made-up)😜😜😜 #elephant #jejaneprivatenaturereserve #big5 #greaterkruger #bush #gamedrives #africanbush #gamereserve #nature #wildlife #hoedspruit #bushlife #privategamereserve #gameviewing #lowveld #wildlifephotography [Instagram]
  • SOUND ON!!!!!!!

Lovely Lion sighting at night with the Lions calling. Iconic sound and just sends shivers down your spine.

Thanks Tamryn for the video.
#jejane #jejaneprivategamereserve #greaterkruger #big5 #lion #lioncalling #iconic #nighttime #nightdrive #bush #game #gamedrive [Instagram]
  • SOUND ON!!!! 

A Male Lion walking and calling as makes his rounds on the farm. 
The Lion dynamics at the moment are still a bit all over the place now but there has been some cubs born in the reserve below us so there has definitely been Males hanging around and mating with the resident pride. 

Thanks Alan for the video.
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  • A series of photos of An African Fish Eagle, one of the most iconic calls in the African bush. 

This series of photos was taken as the Fish Eagle came down from its perch to catch something at Warthog Dam. 

Thanks Bryan for the photos.
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  • Civet coming around the house yesterday. 
Usually they come around sometime during the night, as they are generally nocturnal, but this individual wanted to get out early to look what it can get. 
Civets are omnivorous and will eat anything they can catch. 
This individual was seen catching something which looked like a Hornbill in the grass and then took it away from the house to eat it. 

Thanks Paul for the video.
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  • What a sighting!!!!!

Shareholders were treated to a rare sighting when a Leopard took down an Impala. It dragged the kill into a nearby drainage line.

Will be very interesting to see the activity around the area in the next few days with regards to Hyena or Lion coming in to see if they can get some scraps.

Thanks Anne Beech for the great video and photo.
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Focus on Conservation

Jejane continues to proactively support conservation initiatives, directly and indirectly. We encourage shareholders to become involved.

Elephants and bees [photo]

Elephants and bees

Our Bees, Trees, Elephants & People Project continually grows from strength to strength. In November 2019, this project turned four years old, a wonderful achievement on a collaboration that we are very proud to share with Jejane Private Nature Reserve (JPNR). We have also harvested ten batches of “elephant-friendly honey” between 2018 and 2020 – bottling nearly 100 litres of natural honey!

This is part of an MSc research project undertaken by Robin Cook through the University of the Witwatersrand’s Centre for African Ecology Lab (South Africa) to test how effective African honeybees are at protecting iconic trees when compared to the tried and tested methods of wire-net protection which does increase the survival rate of tall trees favoured by elephants as food sources.

Outreach

Baby Box Project, Hoedspruit

Thanks to all shareholders from the baby Box Project Hoedspruit for contributing 12 baby bag for new moms at Tinstwalo Hospital. This is an ongoing project, and for those who would like to remain involved or get involved in the future, this is an ongoing project contact Lauren Porter (14).

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