More antelope in South African nature reserve


From Wildlife Extra:

More antelope released onto Umphafa Private Nature Reserve

Antelope species released onto Colchester Zoo‘s South African Private Nature Reserve

June 2011. Action for the Wild, Colchester Zoo’s charity, is thrilled to report on the release of several antelope species at the Umphafa Private Nature Reserve in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa.

In total 7 impala, 21 red hartebeest and 22 blue wildebeest were introduced to the reserve in April and have settled in very well. It is hoped that the introduction will increase the future breeding populations of antelope species at the reserve. Antelope are important for providing a prey base for carnivorous species, like the cheetah, but are threatened by the spread of human settlements, increased farming and increased demand for meat.

White impala spotted on South African reserve: here.

Genetic structure of the common impala in South Africa: phylogeography and implications for conservation: here.

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