In the past two years, largely thanks to good rains, Kagga Kamma Nature Reserve in the Cederberg region of the Western Cape, has welcomed two rare Bontebok calves – siblings born to the breeding pair on the reserve. This has been cause for great celebration considering there are only about 1000 pure bontebok individuals left in the wild. The species which occurs naturally in the Fynbos and Renosterveld areas of the Western Cape, was on the brink of extinction – with numbers dropping down to the last 17 known individuals in 1931. Thankfully the Bontebok National Park was established to protect them – aided by the fact that these antelope cannot jump fences! This is a celebrated milestone for Kagga Kamma’s conservation efforts, as well as that of this critically endangered species.
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