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An update on the progress of the Ishaqbini hirola sanctuary

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#21 Safaridude


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Posted 27 August 2012 - 12:08 PM

The fence seems to be jumpable for leopards and lions, but I am hoping that I am wrong.

I suppose that there are no elephants around ...

I'm hoping you are wrong too! Can you clarify this, Safaridude? Not much anyone can do against a determined ele, but I am sure they must have considered the fence height and design carefully.

Sorry... been away. There are not many elephants there. I don't think lions can jump over the fence. The only potential issue is leopard. They will continue to monitor the sanctuary for predators, obviously. What is remarkable about the whole Ishaqbini area is how productive the ecosystem is. Even though there will be some 100+ ungulates (hirola, giraffe, topi, oryx, lesser kudu, gerenuk, etc.) inside the sanctuary, there's still a lot of game in the greater area, so predators wouldn't necessarily be pressured to hone in on the sanctuary for food.

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