A MULTIFACETED ECOLOGY VENTURE

A MULTIFACETED ECOLOGY VENTURE

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Elephants walking at Sunset with golden landscape. Zuka Private Game Reserve

GUESTS

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Guest experience at Zuka Private Game Reserve

STUDENTS

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ACADEMIC

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Academic student experience. Research with Getty Asterism

In 2021, while celebrating 20 years of restoring, protecting and preserving the wild that is Zuka Private Game Reserve, Tara and Jessica created Getty Asterism.

By formalising the growing team, with their passion for the natural world and their extraordinary discoveries across the reserve, into a multifaceted ecology venture, Getty Asterism, our impact can evolve, ripple outwards and head into the future.

ZUKA PRIVATE GAME RESERVE

RESEARCH

SCIENTISTS

OPPORTUNITY

SOLUTIONS

PLATFORM

THE TEAM

DR. ANNE
PANDRAUD

JEANRICK
JANSE VAN RENSBURG

Linokuhle Khanyile

LINOKUHLE
KHANYILE

CALLAN
MEYER

MOTHER EARTH 

Today is International Mother Earth Day, established in 2009 by the United Nations General Assembly.

We would love you to consider this idea: perhaps every day is Mother Earth Day?!
🧡🌾

#MotherEarthDay
#earthday2024 
#UnitedNations
#ThisIsZuka
#Restored
#Protected
#Preserved
#Wild
#naturelovers 
#WildlifeConservation
#Biodiversity
#Ecosystems
#Wildlife
#Optimism
#ConservationSuccessStories
#EarthshotCapeTown
#PlanetEarth
#Gaia
#Venueearth

MOTHER EARTH

Today is International Mother Earth Day, established in 2009 by the United Nations General Assembly.

We would love you to consider this idea: perhaps every day is Mother Earth Day?!
🧡🌾

#MotherEarthDay
#earthday2024
#UnitedNations
#ThisIsZuka
#Restored
#Protected
#Preserved
#Wild
#naturelovers
#WildlifeConservation
#Biodiversity
#Ecosystems
#Wildlife
#Optimism
#ConservationSuccessStories
#EarthshotCapeTown
#PlanetEarth
#Gaia
#Venueearth
...

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THE ART OF TRACKING

….. noticing the marks and language in all forms, subtle signs and nuances, while considering behaviours and patterns and listening….

Layer this up with practice, gain knowledge, build the story, and have the confidence to move forwards, stepping into an unknown where you will undoubtedly find something special; could this be a definition of tracking?

#Tracking
#Trackers
#ArtForm
#Signs
#Wisdom
#BushSkills
#BushKnowledge
#LeopardTracks
#Learning
#Legacy
#Conservation
#Wilderness
#Wildlife 
#Walking
#Wildcats
#Landscapes
#Spiritualrewilding
#Guesswhere’s
#NaturalWorld
#Africa
#Leopard

THE ART OF TRACKING

….. noticing the marks and language in all forms, subtle signs and nuances, while considering behaviours and patterns and listening….

Layer this up with practice, gain knowledge, build the story, and have the confidence to move forwards, stepping into an unknown where you will undoubtedly find something special; could this be a definition of tracking?

#Tracking
#Trackers
#ArtForm
#Signs
#Wisdom
#BushSkills
#BushKnowledge
#LeopardTracks
#Learning
#Legacy
#Conservation
#Wilderness
#Wildlife
#Walking
#Wildcats
#Landscapes
#Spiritualrewilding
#Guesswhere’s
#NaturalWorld
#Africa
#Leopard
...

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LET’S DANCE!

To move, to celebrate, to synchronize, to vibrate, to attract, to release, to communicate; this is ceremony, this is story telling, this is humanity. This is dancing! 

#Dancing
#Storytelling
#Humankind
#Synchronicity
#Drumbeat
#ZuluTraditionalDancing
#DancingQueen
#ThisIsZuka
#KwaZuluNatal
#ZululandAdventures
#SouthAfrica
#Yourshotphotographer

LET’S DANCE!

To move, to celebrate, to synchronize, to vibrate, to attract, to release, to communicate; this is ceremony, this is story telling, this is humanity. This is dancing!

#Dancing
#Storytelling
#Humankind
#Synchronicity
#Drumbeat
#ZuluTraditionalDancing
#DancingQueen
#ThisIsZuka
#KwaZuluNatal
#ZululandAdventures
#SouthAfrica
#Yourshotphotographer
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PAUSE 

#Cheetah
#Protected
#Legacy
#BigCatsofAfrica
#BBCWildlifePOTD
#NiFFeature
#Conservationoptimism
#LandRestoration
#PlanetEarth
#BoostingBiodiversity
#ConservationSuccess
#WildlifePhotography
#EarthshotCapeTown
#SouthAfrica
#Yourshotphotographer
#Venueearth

PAUSE

#Cheetah
#Protected
#Legacy
#BigCatsofAfrica
#BBCWildlifePOTD
#NiFFeature
#Conservationoptimism
#LandRestoration
#PlanetEarth
#BoostingBiodiversity
#ConservationSuccess
#WildlifePhotography
#EarthshotCapeTown
#SouthAfrica
#Yourshotphotographer
#Venueearth
...

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GLORIOUS MUD

Time spent settled in wet mud is essential in the life of rhinos.  As they have so little hair, this behaviour protects them from the sun, maintains skin moisture and, as it dries has a cooling effect and removes parasites and unwanted insects! 

#Rhino
#WhiteRhino
#ProtectedSpecies
#MudBath
#AfricanMammals
#RhinoConservation
#Legacy
#AnimalBehaviour
#NaturalWorld
#AntiPoaching
#BBCWildlifePOTD
#NiFFeature
#Yourshotphotographer
#Venueearth

GLORIOUS MUD

Time spent settled in wet mud is essential in the life of rhinos. As they have so little hair, this behaviour protects them from the sun, maintains skin moisture and, as it dries has a cooling effect and removes parasites and unwanted insects!

#Rhino
#WhiteRhino
#ProtectedSpecies
#MudBath
#AfricanMammals
#RhinoConservation
#Legacy
#AnimalBehaviour
#NaturalWorld
#AntiPoaching
#BBCWildlifePOTD
#NiFFeature
#Yourshotphotographer
#Venueearth
...

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COEXISITING 

 Verb:
* To exist at the same time or in the same place.

* To live in harmony with each other.

#Liveyourwild
#Leopard
#Protected
#Wild
#Conservationists
#BigCatConservation
#LandRestoration
#WildlifePhotography
#Photographicsafari
#Leopardsofafrica
#SouthAfrica
#BBCWildlifePOTD
#NiFFeature
#Yourshotphotographer
#Venueearth

COEXISITING

Verb:
* To exist at the same time or in the same place.

* To live in harmony with each other.

#Liveyourwild
#Leopard
#Protected
#Wild
#Conservationists
#BigCatConservation
#LandRestoration
#WildlifePhotography
#Photographicsafari
#Leopardsofafrica
#SouthAfrica
#BBCWildlifePOTD
#NiFFeature
#Yourshotphotographer
#Venueearth
...

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KUDU SPIRIT

We love the tall, peaceful and gentle Kudu.

They are meaningful to us, representing our beloved young friend who was recently overcome by DIPG. 

Zuka played a role while he was healthy enough to travel; surrounding him in cherished friendship, with the nourishing and healing natural environment and safari adventure!

He was fascinated with these beautiful antelope and chose the kudu to be part of the logo for his foundation that he managed to start. We are united with @ivdb_foundation and committed to supporting young DIPG warriors.

#Kudu
#Iconic
#AfricanAntelope
#DIPG
#DIPGHeroes
#ResearchMatters
#DefeatDIPG
#United 
#Limitless
#Love
#Friendship
#Heartful
#Adventure
#Nature
#Spirit
#Healing
#Safari
#AfricanLandscape
#AfricanAdventure
#ThisIsZuka
#Legacy
#SouthAfrica
#NiFFeature
#Venueearth
#WildlifePhotography
#NaturePhotography

KUDU SPIRIT

We love the tall, peaceful and gentle Kudu.

They are meaningful to us, representing our beloved young friend who was recently overcome by DIPG.

Zuka played a role while he was healthy enough to travel; surrounding him in cherished friendship, with the nourishing and healing natural environment and safari adventure!

He was fascinated with these beautiful antelope and chose the kudu to be part of the logo for his foundation that he managed to start. We are united with @ivdb_foundation and committed to supporting young DIPG warriors.

#Kudu
#Iconic
#AfricanAntelope
#DIPG
#DIPGHeroes
#ResearchMatters
#DefeatDIPG
#United
#Limitless
#Love
#Friendship
#Heartful
#Adventure
#Nature
#Spirit
#Healing
#Safari
#AfricanLandscape
#AfricanAdventure
#ThisIsZuka
#Legacy
#SouthAfrica
#NiFFeature
#Venueearth
#WildlifePhotography
#NaturePhotography
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IN THE NAME

Meet Wonderboy! 

#ZuluCulture
#ZuluHistory
#Family
#Heritage
#Traditions
#TraditionalZuluDress
#AfricanDrums
#Sunset
#AfricanLandscape
#Conservation
#Safari
#KZN
#SouthAfrica
#BBCWildlifePOTD
#NiFFeature
#Yourshotphotographer
#Venueearth

IN THE NAME

Meet Wonderboy!

#ZuluCulture
#ZuluHistory
#Family
#Heritage
#Traditions
#TraditionalZuluDress
#AfricanDrums
#Sunset
#AfricanLandscape
#Conservation
#Safari
#KZN
#SouthAfrica
#BBCWildlifePOTD
#NiFFeature
#Yourshotphotographer
#Venueearth
...

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THE LITTLE THINGS

Capturing some curious little wonders of nature! 📹🎥

#Reptiles
#Insects
#Mantis
#Lizards
#Spiders
#Frogs
#MonitorLizards
#Crocodiles
#BugsLife
#Safari
#Conservation
#NaturePhotography
#Restored 
#Protected
#Preserved
#Wild 
#KZN
#SouthAfrica

THE LITTLE THINGS

Capturing some curious little wonders of nature! 📹🎥

#Reptiles
#Insects
#Mantis
#Lizards
#Spiders
#Frogs
#MonitorLizards
#Crocodiles
#BugsLife
#Safari
#Conservation
#NaturePhotography
#Restored
#Protected
#Preserved
#Wild
#KZN
#SouthAfrica
...

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NEWBORN!

In the spirit of spring, herds of impala have a lambing season too! 

As a herd, the impala females will give birth to their young, known as lambs, over the period of a month just as the rains start, grass becomes nourishing, and conditions optimal for them.

After March’s equinox and Easter, spring is officially on its way in the Northern Hemisphere while we start dipping into the Southern Hemisphere’s autumn.

#ImpalaBaby
#ImpalaLamb
#Cute
#Spring
#Autumn
#LiveYourWild
#SpringEquinox
#WildlifePhotography
#PhotoSafari
#Natgeowild
#Wildlifeof_sa
#Africanature
#SouthAfrica
#Safari

NEWBORN!

In the spirit of spring, herds of impala have a lambing season too!

As a herd, the impala females will give birth to their young, known as lambs, over the period of a month just as the rains start, grass becomes nourishing, and conditions optimal for them.

After March’s equinox and Easter, spring is officially on its way in the Northern Hemisphere while we start dipping into the Southern Hemisphere’s autumn.

#ImpalaBaby
#ImpalaLamb
#Cute
#Spring
#Autumn
#LiveYourWild
#SpringEquinox
#WildlifePhotography
#PhotoSafari
#Natgeowild
#Wildlifeof_sa
#Africanature
#SouthAfrica
#Safari
...

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HAVING A NICE DAY! 
🌿🧡🌕🌾🐰🐣🐘🌾🌕🧡🌿

#EasterEggs
#Baking
#Roasting
#HotCrossBuns
#Sunday
#FamilyStyle
#SafariStyle
#GameDrives
#photographyeveryday 
#Landrover
#Elephants
#BabyElephants
#Nature
#Love
#Light
#Rainbows 
#Tablescapes
#OutdoorLiving
#SpringEquinox
#OnSafari
#thisiszuka

HAVING A NICE DAY!
🌿🧡🌕🌾🐰🐣🐘🌾🌕🧡🌿

#EasterEggs
#Baking
#Roasting
#HotCrossBuns
#Sunday
#FamilyStyle
#SafariStyle
#GameDrives
#photographyeveryday
#Landrover
#Elephants
#BabyElephants
#Nature
#Love
#Light
#Rainbows
#Tablescapes
#OutdoorLiving
#SpringEquinox
#OnSafari
#thisiszuka
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MANTLE

Did you know that newborn cheetah cubs are adorned with a soft, grey fur along their backs known as a mantle?

This unique feature helps them blend seamlessly into their grassland habitats, offering vital camouflage from potential predators. As they grow, this mantle gradually disappears, but its significance - a testament to nature’s incredible adaptations.

#Mantle
#Cheetah
#CheetahCubs
#BigCats
#Africa 
#SouthAfrica
#OnSafari
#Conservation
#PlanetEarth
#Restored
#Protected
#Preserved
#Wild
#Land
#Wildlife
#Ocean
#ThisIsZuka
#ThisIsOurWay

MANTLE

Did you know that newborn cheetah cubs are adorned with a soft, grey fur along their backs known as a mantle?

This unique feature helps them blend seamlessly into their grassland habitats, offering vital camouflage from potential predators. As they grow, this mantle gradually disappears, but its significance - a testament to nature’s incredible adaptations.

#Mantle
#Cheetah
#CheetahCubs
#BigCats
#Africa
#SouthAfrica
#OnSafari
#Conservation
#PlanetEarth
#Restored
#Protected
#Preserved
#Wild
#Land
#Wildlife
#Ocean
#ThisIsZuka
#ThisIsOurWay
...

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RHYTHM

Immersed in the vibrant spirit of Zulu tradition with these mesmerising dancers.

#ThisIsZuka
#Sunset
#Dancing
#Movement
#Rhythmic 
#Heritage
#Ceremony
#Warriors
#Singing
#Celebrating
#Tradition
#Culture
#Drums
#Zulu
#SouthAfrica
#KZN
#Africa
#Preserved
#Kwazulunatal

RHYTHM

Immersed in the vibrant spirit of Zulu tradition with these mesmerising dancers.

#ThisIsZuka
#Sunset
#Dancing
#Movement
#Rhythmic
#Heritage
#Ceremony
#Warriors
#Singing
#Celebrating
#Tradition
#Culture
#Drums
#Zulu
#SouthAfrica
#KZN
#Africa
#Preserved
#Kwazulunatal
...

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INTERNATIONAL DAY OF FORESTS

Today is is about ecosystem restoration, reforestation, sustainable wood products, solutions and innovations and of course, more love for the the incredible forest systems, their beauty, ancient wisdom and all the life they support, including ours!

#ForestDay
#Biodiversity
#UnitedNations
#FloraAndFauna
#Land
#MotherNature
#Restoration
#Protection
#Preservation
#Wild
#Trees
#Butterflies
#Birds
#Insects
#Amphibians
#Orchids
#Arachnids
#Mammals
#Reptiles
#RareSpecies
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INTERNATIONAL DAY OF FORESTS

Today is is about ecosystem restoration, reforestation, sustainable wood products, solutions and innovations and of course, more love for the the incredible forest systems, their beauty, ancient wisdom and all the life they support, including ours!

#ForestDay
#Biodiversity
#UnitedNations
#FloraAndFauna
#Land
#MotherNature
#Restoration
#Protection
#Preservation
#Wild
#Trees
#Butterflies
#Birds
#Insects
#Amphibians
#Orchids
#Arachnids
#Mammals
#Reptiles
#RareSpecies
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UP CLOSE

“One cannot resist the lure of Africa.”

~ Rudyard Kipling ~

#Leopard
#Panthera
#Solitary
#BigCats
#Safari
#NaturePhotography
#AfricanSafari
#Wildlife
#Protected 
#Preserved
#Wild
#Adventure
#rudyardkipling

UP CLOSE

“One cannot resist the lure of Africa.”

~ Rudyard Kipling ~

#Leopard
#Panthera
#Solitary
#BigCats
#Safari
#NaturePhotography
#AfricanSafari
#Wildlife
#Protected
#Preserved
#Wild
#Adventure
#rudyardkipling
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REVERENCE 

Always, when watching these animals.

#Elephants
#ElephantHerd
#BabyElephant
#Intelligence
#Nature
#Protected
#Preserved
#Wild
#Safari
#SouthAfrica

REVERENCE

Always, when watching these animals.

#Elephants
#ElephantHerd
#BabyElephant
#Intelligence
#Nature
#Protected
#Preserved
#Wild
#Safari
#SouthAfrica
...

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