Pelo Camp - May 2017

May 10, 2017 Pelo Camp
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Climate and Landscape
Winter has crept up on us. The mornings are very cold and windy with temperatures ranging from about 12º Celsius to 15º C. The water is also slowly going down and has dropped by 5 cm.

Wildlife
We have very sad but at the same time it is fantastic news! The small Pel’s fishing-owl fluffball is not so small anymore – Pelo’s Pel’s fishing-owl chick attempted its maiden flight and failed miserably, but nevertheless kept its head up and made its way back to the tree top. For the last four days the young owl was seen sitting next to mom enjoying the sun on these cold winter days.

The day that he fell from the tree top all of our hearts sank. We watched helplessly as he sat on the ground for two nights and one whole day before taking off. The guests in Tent 4 at the time kept vigil during the day while sitting on their deck. We are all very proud as everyone on the island feels invested in the future of this little guy.

Another highlight this month was watching a western banded snake-eagle catch a snake by the boma area. The snake didn’t have much of a chance as the eagle swooped down and grabbed him.

Staff in Cap
Managers: Paula Richter and Pierre Douglas
Guides: Samuel Motswai, Rasta Taetso, David Mapodise

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