The current number of animals on the estate is 212 (Table 1). Game capture season has come to an end. Capturing was done by means of passive BOMA, Mass capture with a helicopter and use of a Net gun and/ or dart gun from a helicopter. A total of 123 animals were captured and removed (Table 1). Between 1 March 2019 and 22 November 2019, the Estate had 25 new babies born and it lost 27 animals (Table 1). Deaths were caused by suspected hit and runs, animals getting stuck in palisade fences at houses and/ or fish ponds, natural territorial fights between males, competition removal by new lead male in herds to produce their own off spring, some natural deaths like age and some unfortunate deaths due to fires. Any animals that is injured is treated and any animal that has to be euthanized is done so humanely. 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