Common reedbuck survived in very low numbers on one section of Umbuluzi Estates until the early 1980s, in a drainage line between sugar canefields. This was the last individual seen, dead from unknown causes.
Single and small groups of oribi were fairly common on the higher areas of the Lubombos at least until the late 1980s. It is suspected that the Lubombo populations might be extinct as a result of hunting. These sightings are recorded here to confirm their (former) existence.
Piloerection (ie hair is raised to make aardwolf look bigger) could be caused by camera noise/flash (although Cuddeback & infrared flash intend to minimize this disturbance), but also likely that the animal smells all the other activity at this site.
This was a great set--lots of aardvark, aardwolf, caracal, porcupine, & duiker.
There were a little more than one hundred black rhinos in the crater during the 1960s. There were less than 15 during the 1990s.
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The aim of MammalMAP is to update the distribution records of all African mammal species. Through collaborations with professional scientists, conservation organisations, wildlife auth