02 November 2016

Namibia: New impalas, elands and wildebeests for Khaudum National Park!

A total of 200 impalas have been relocated to the Khaudum National Park, the Nyae Nyae Conservancy in the south of the National Park and the George Mukoya and Muduva Nyangana conservancies in the north. Another 50 eland and 50 blue wildebeest will follow shortly. The new animals will be free to move between the park and the three conservancies. Some of the 200 impala were relocated come from Von Bach Dam near Okahandja, while the rest came from private game farms. The eland and wildebeest are from the Waterberg National Park south-east of Otjiwarongo, which has surplus populations of both eland and wildebeest.

Khaudum National Park covers 3842km² and is situated in the Kalahari Desert in northeastern Namibia bordering Botswana. The National Park is home to elephants, roan antelopes, giraffes, elands, tsessebes, reedbucks, lions, African wilddogs, leopards, spotted hyaenas, ostriches, blue wildebeests, red hartebeests, kudus, gemsboks, warthogs, side-striped jackals, various other smaller species, as well as to over 320 species of birds. Khaudum Nature Reserve was proclaimed in 1989. In February 2007, the reserve was given National Park status.

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