We are happy to report that our hyenas arrived safely in Zinave National Park a few days ago, peacefully sleeping through the duration of their flight. The next morning they devoured a full carcass – a sign that they are doing well.

The two males and two females will now spend the next approximately six weeks in an electrified boma before being released into the bigger 18 600 ha sanctuary. Large predators have an amazing homing instinct that allows them to return to their capture location from hundreds of kilometers away.

Bernard van Lente, Peace Parks’ Project Manager, says, “To help them establish Zinave as their new home they are first placed in a controlled environment. During this period, we will ensure that the four are well-fed and watered, basically catering for all their needs which will help hone their homing instincts to Zinave and ensure they remain within the sanctuary.”


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