Category Archive: Thanda Conservation Efforts

World Rhino Day 2017

Conservation is one of Thanda’s core passions. Amidst other projects, Thanda is one of the founding members of the Project Rhino KZN which is motivated by the dream of white and black rhino… Continue reading

Blaise meets Blaise!

Loving animals is one thing, spending your time and a lot of effort to actively help wild animals is another. This is the story of Blaise, a 12 year old South African boy,… Continue reading

INTERNATIONAL CHEETAH DAY 2016

Cheetahs once ranged almost across the entire African continent and into Asia. Today, they are found in only 23% of their historic African range and are extinct in Asia except for a small… Continue reading

Thanda Safari – Conservation in Action

Today the Thanda Safari wildlife department recovered two six month old Cheetah cubs whose mother had been recently killed by Lions, which are one of the major threats to Cheetahs in the wild.… Continue reading

Rhino Week :-)

The 22nd of September was World Rhino Day. Thanda Safari is celebrating a week of Rhino related activities for its guests around this special day. Since 2008 poachers have killed at least 5,940… Continue reading

Gentle Giant Research

This week marks a particularly exciting event at Thanda Safari. In partnering with the Wild Tomorrow Fund, we were able to immobilise three carefully selected Elephants in order to attach tracking collars. Two… Continue reading

How large is the clean-up crew!

Picture Collage: Niki Merrilees (Animal Scientist – Thanda Safari) and Kevin Wade Emslie (Ecologist – WRA) installing one of the┬ácamera traps, and a portrait of a Spotted Hyena. With the help of Sasol… Continue reading

Over 800 new arrivals!

Over the last few weeks the Wildlife Team at Thanda Safari has been busy bringing in fresh general game genetics to the reserve. Over 800 animals (Wildebeest, Zebra, Impala and Kudu) have joined… Continue reading

The neighbours found our cat

Young male Lions face a lot of challenges past the age of about 18 months when they are pushed out of the pride by the dominant male. This young male was driven away… Continue reading

The Future of Wildlife is in our Hands

On World Wildlife Day 2016 Thanda Safari would like to thank every guest and staff member who help to ensure that South African wildlife has a future. We celebrate by sharing photos of… Continue reading