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MARLOTH PARK HONORARY RANGERS / EREVELDWAGTERS
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Many property owners have baboon proof bins on their properties and most of these prove to be ineffective, creating a serious litter problem. The structure and maintenance of these bins are the responsibility of the home owners. In order for them to be effective they need to be constructed of small holed expanded metal so that monkeys and mongoose are not able to pull the rubbish out of the bins.
.. and the effect of veld destruction on the number of animals Marloth Park can sustain.
A number of homeowners are destroying the available grazing on their stands and even parkland - this will have disastrous effects on the following animals: Blue Wildebeest, Zebra, and Impala. A single Wildebeest requires 4.5kg of grazing per day. A zebra requires 8.86 kg of grazing per day.
Municipal Park Land comprises any tract of land in Marloth Park which belongs to the municipality and is not zoned for Residential, Business, Special Use, Amusement, Public Garage, Agriculture or Roads.
We would like to again remind residents and property owners that it is an offence to remove, destroy or cut down indigenous vegetation on Park Land for any purpose. This includes the clearing or cutting of trees to enhance a view of the river, or unauthorised roads and path ways.
Particularly during the winter months when there is very little feed available to the wildlife, the animals gouge themselves on maize that people are putting out. Maize is NOT digested and it does not matter if it is crushed or whole, it ferments in the digestive system causing a build-up of gas.