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BORN IN ETOSHA - KEEPING IT ALIVE!

Animals

  • Steenbok are found almost everywhere. They feed on grass and leaves, such as ‡gares (Acacia mellifera, black thorn), |nubis (Acacia nebrownii, water acacia, water thorn) and !gûs (Acacia

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  • Zebra follow the east-west migrations of wildebeest and springbok. They are commonly found on the plains, usually not far from the pan. Zebra prefer the nutritious, short grasses of the plains

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  • Eland were not found at all locations; they like red, sandy ground, so they are mainly found at places like ||Axawakab, !Gobaub, ||Nububes, Tsînab, Tu!naris and ||Ai!gâb. They are seldom seen on

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  • Springbok have the same seasonal migrations as zebra and wildebeest. They are found on the plains and near the pan from March to November after the rains, before starting to move westwards again

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  • In former times, ||Nasoneb (Rietfontein) was an important Hai||om settlement. Kadisen ||Khumub was born there in 1940.

  • Oryx are found throughout Etosha, but are perhaps more common in the drier west. They do not migrate like zebra, springbok and wildebeest do; they are often found in the area around and to the

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  • Kudu were commonly found around Tsînab, ||Nububes, !Goas, |Namob and Kevis, feeding on the ‡oos (Combretum apiculatum, kudu bush) and auib (Spirostachys africana, tamboti) that grow in some of

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  • Wildebeest (sometimes also called gnu) prefer open plains and short grass to graze on. Over the course of a year, they follow the same general east-west migrations as zebra, though their range

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  • Stories about the consequences of eating lions reveal that lions, more than other predators, were respected by the Hai||om as colleagues and friends, as equals. Lions were also a source of divine

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  • Sore ‡Axab is a reliable source of potable water and it was also known to be a favoured haunt of lions.