The Boma Babbles #7 October 2009
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|Happy Anniversary! |
September 10th was the 3rd anniversary of the Nkorho camera going live on Africam. To celebrate the occasion, Campbell, Jon and Neville met at the lodge to talk to us live and answer questions. Many Boma visitors helped by posting a ton of questions for them.
If you missed this event, we have videos!
ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION VIDEO
The next time you are watching one of the Africam live cams, and there is a lull in the entertainment, look below the cam view on your screen and you will see a link to Buffelshoek Trust...click on it. Just what is that you say? Well if you happen to be American, the first thing that might run through your mind is... “It’s a bank”, as many U.S. banks have the word “trust” in their titles. That’s what I assumed until I clicked ...and wow, was my assumption wrong, totally wrong.
The Buffelshoek Trust is an amazing core group of people surrounded by many more extremely generous others that are dedicated to a cause that most of us haven’t been unaware of, until now. The Trust’s whole reason for existence is to help improve the lives of some of the most impoverished villages on the border of the Sabi Sands Game Reserve, specifically in the Mpumalanga region. Our very own Campbell Scott is the Chief Operating Officer of the Trust and has been involved since it was merely ...
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Gerda's Did you know...
A blog with interesting facts about animals seen on our cameras will be featured in each newsletter. To find out more about the impala click the link below.
DID YOU KNOW - IMPALA -By Gerda
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Ask a Ranger
Do you have a question for Nkorho Ranger Greg that you would like to get answered? If so, just drop it in an email and send it off to the AFRICAM EDITOR
Every month a question will be picked and answered in the newsletter, and of course...a BIG THANK YOU to Ranger Greg!
This month's question:
Who names the leopards in a specific area like the Sabi Sands ? When a name is given, do the lodges communicate with each other about the specific leopard they have named, or how does it work ?
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Jacques is from Kempton Park near Johannesburg.
He started working at Nkorho on 27th November 2007 and is employed as a Field Guide. He also does general maintenance work, bar work, store room, swimming pool and zooming on cam.
His favourite animal is the buffalo. He feels they are beautiful because they are so ugly!
His favourite colour is blue and he would like to travel and see the world.
Jacques recently obtained ranger status and we offer congratulations to him. Thank you so much for your great zooming capabilities and we hope you still have time to do some occasional zooming for us.
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