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    Mashatu-avian diversity

    By chance we were back in the “big smoke” for a week after our week at Giant’s Castle when my brother Jerry told me that his guest who was going to take the week in Mashatu could not make it. Helen and I jumped at the opportunity to return to Mashatu in February this year which was toward the end of the rainy season. We are members of a syndicate operating Rock Camp in Mashatu which is sited along the Limpopo river close to the Ponte Drift border post. “Opportunities do not come with their values stamped upon them. Everyone…

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    10 Things To Do When You Encounter a Tiger

    Tiger is the most efficient predator on the planet, to call him the most ferocious killing machine will not be wrong. They are capable of taking down large prey like deer, wild pigs, and even water buffaloes. There are records of a tiger bringing down elephants. Our founder Sharad Vats personally witnessed a tiger taking on elephants in Dudhwa National Park on a cold December evening.  All this goes to prove that when a tiger decides to attack he does it more objectively, strategically, and never blindly. Humans are not their natural prey, but there have been records when tigers…