The total number of animals on the estate is 349 (Table 1). Between 1 March 2018 and 28 February 2019, there were 92 new babies born and we lost 37 animals (Table 1). These deaths were caused by suspected hit and runs, animals getting stuck in palisade at houses and/ or fish ponds, natural territorial fights between males, competition removal by new lead males in herds for own young and some natural deaths like age. There was some carcass found which we were unable to speculate the cause of death due to the extent of decomposition.
Table 1: Total game on estate