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game capture is essential to
The industry of game capture is essential to the continued existence and conservation of species
endemic to South Africa. Through careful handling of rare and endangered species and general
game, restocking of new areas and population diversity is retained.
It is also of huge economic benefit to the country and local employment. Game captures ensure a
positive impact to both wildlife and local communities. Often subject to the whims of the elements,
especially the wind, and of course the animals themselves; it is an industry that needs to be
handled with flexibility.
It involves the captures of herd animals like antelopes and zebra which involve mass captures in
net enclosures, while larger species like buffalo and rhino are darted and sedated. Some captures
need the assistance of a helicopter.
The process of game capture is of paramount importance to the well-being and safety of wildlife.
From the weather conditions, to their surroundings; every element plays a huge role when it
comes to capturing and releasing of game.
Safrican Game Capture takes great pride in the fact that we treat all animals as we would treat
It is not the easiest of tasks - time management is extremely important when conducting the
captures. If the animal is darted, the tranquilizer will only keep them under for a little while, and in
that time the animal would have to be safe and secure whilst being relocated into a boma for the
best integration into its new habitat. Each animal comes with different risks whether it be size or
Safrcian World Wildlife Services offers turn-key solutions when it comes to the capturing and
releasing of game. The professional team that manages the process ensures that the animal or
animals that are being relocated are at all times safe. A team of veterinarians handle the process,
and each animal is treated and kept with absolute care.
"Safrican Game Capture takes great pride in the fact that we treat all animals as we would treat
our own," ends Willie Joubert, Director of Safrican Game Capture.