Monitor Diaries
February 3, 2015

A small poem on how this monitor sees Zululand Rhino Reserve

At Zululand Rhino Reserve we monitor to conserve,
we monitor to understand and ultimately to preserve.
From the largest and most robust animals, such as the elephant,
Figure 1- One of the two elephant bulls on Zululand Rhino Reserve
to the smaller,

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Rehabilitated genets to be released

Rehabilitated genets to be released - Photograph by Drew Pollard[/caption]

the shy

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Baby nyala

Baby nyala born in a boma - Photogrpah by Drew Pollard[/caption]

and definitely most eloquent.

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Foam nest tree frog

Foam nest tree frog[/caption]

Conservation experiences always include the sunsets and sunrises,
long hot, boring days which can quickly become
filled with unforgettable moments and wonderful surprises.
Figure 5 - Juvenile cheetah on Zululand Rhino Reserve - Zoe Luhdo
Taking the time to enjoy the view

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View of the East of ZRR

View of the East of ZRR[/caption]

is just as important as identifying which rhino is who.
The Zululand Rhino Reserve offers such a variety, from the big fig in the south,

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Fig trees

Fig trees[/caption]

to the mountain aloe of the north.

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Mountain Aloe with conservation volunteers

Mountain Aloe with conservation volunteers[/caption]

We help where we are needed,

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Rubbish collection

Rubbish collection[/caption]

and hopefully just by experiencing this,
the passion for what we do will be seeded.

Poem by Zoë Luhdo (ZRR, South Africa)Photographs by Zoë Luhdo and Drew Pollard