Roaming leopards did not escape from game reserve - Ezemvelo

Roaming leopards did not escape from game reserve - Ezemvelo

Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife has confirmed that three leopards apparently spotted on Hluhluwe Road in northern KZN did not escape from the game reserve nearby.  


The conservation agency's sent a report to KZN Tourism to put to bed rumours after several reported sightings of the big cats last week. 


Local traditional leaders said the wild cats were seen on the N2 between Mkhuze and Hluhluwe, with suggestions they may've escaped from Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Game Reserve.  


Ezemvelo manages the park.  


The KZN Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs says jackals, hyenas, snakes and leopards are also found in and around protected sites.

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" Our Game Reserves have cutting edge technology which was installed, such as the track cameras which are linked directly to the park's operational centre," says spokesperson Ndabezinhle Sibiya. 


"These have had a lot in terms of the conservation of our animals. We can also indicate that cameras using artificial intelligence, identify people and are able to pick up activities inside our game reserves and send an immediate alert to the Operations Centre who then activates the relevant actions."

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