The Mabula Private Game Reserve, in the Waterberg Mountains, has introduced 5 roan antelope to the reserve.
Roan antelope are sensitive to habitat changes, and as such have specific and critical habitat requirements. Glenys Du Pont, resident manager of Mabula Game Lodge, says that the antelope have adapted well to the veld conditions and that they are regularly spotted on game drives.
“The main focus for introducing the roan antelope was tourism-based, as they are quite a big drawing card for game viewers. We are also looking at increasing their numbers in the reserve in the long run,” says Du Pont.