A local school was invited to attend a conservation day at Mankwe Wildlife Reserve to educate the learners about the value of wildlife in their area. We cannot expect the future generation to appreciate and protect wildlife if they are never exposed to it. Presentations were done by the students of Otley College who were at Mankwe on an ecology field course. The day was a great success and had a huge impact on the learners.
An old kudu bull died and camera traps captured the following feeding frenzy. A perfect example of the importance of scavengers as recyclers of nutrients. The carcass was visited by the endangered brown hyena and cape vulture whose numbers are declining largely due to poisoning of carcasses.
A tagged vulture B390 was spotted at the carcass, this bird was tagged at Mankwe in 2010 and returned 5 years later.