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Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve description and photo - South Africa. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photographs and a map showing the nearest significant objects. The title in English is Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve.
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Shushluvi-Umfolozi Park is the oldest nature reserve in Africa, it is 96,000 hectares of hilly area 280 km north of Durban in the center of Zululand, KwaZulu-Natal.
In the 1950s and 1960s, the park became world famous for the White Rhino Conservation Operation, which helped to rescue endangered white rhinos. In 1900, fewer than 20 rhinos remained in the entire world. Today, more than 1,600 white rhinos live here and hundreds of animals have been moved to reserves around the world. However, these rhino areas are under threat from plans to build open pit coal mines right on the edge of the park.
The park is also home to elephants, black rhinos, buffaloes, lions and leopards. It is home to 86 more species of large animals, including: Nile crocodile, hippo, cheetah, spotted hyena, blue wildebeest, jackal, giraffe, zebra, warthog, mongoose, baboons, various monkeys and turtles, snakes and lizards. This is one of the unique places in the world to see the Nyala antelope.
Shushluvi-Umfolozi Park is also home to 340 species of birds. The floodplain of the Mpumalanga River is one of the few areas in South Africa that is home to the night heron, Wahlberg's eagle, black bustard, bee-eater, Klaas cuckoo and red-yellow beard.
In 1981, the park workers tried to keep the African population wild dogs. Twenty-three dogs were transported and released in the Shushluvi-Umfolozi park, most of which were born in zoos. Since then, their number has reached 30 individuals.
There are a large number of recreation centers and camps in the park. The first park visitor camp was built at Hilltop in 1934. Also, more than 300 km of roads have been laid through the reserve for its inspection from a car.
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