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The Bateleurs New Developments

The Bateleurs New Developments

SARS Section 18a Certification. On the 5th of January this year, we were delighted to be awarded with our Section 18a Certification. This will change the entire dynamic of our support recruiting. A full announcement will follow with regards to this...

African Wild Dogs return to Malawi

African Wild Dogs return to Malawi

On 27 July 2021, 14 African Wild Dogs (Lycaon pictus) were translocated successfully from South Africa and Mozambique to Liwonde National Park and Majete Wildlife Reserve, in an historic project to reintroduce this Endangered species to Malawi. The...

Pilot Ryan Beeton – why I fly for The Bateleurs

Pilot Ryan Beeton – why I fly for The Bateleurs

Who knew that wild dogs could make a cockpit smell so terrible? Or that three large male lions loaded into a Cessna would cause the plane tail to collapse? Or that a Bat Hawk could fly with a bullet hole in its wing, without the pilot noticing? But...

Steve’s Wildlife Management Aviation – The Tembe Ellies

Steve’s Wildlife Management Aviation – The Tembe Ellies

Having spent two days of hard but exciting work, in a very successful 29 rhinos de-horning operation at Phinda Game Reserve, Zululand, the time came, to put the combined aviation and ground ‘Forces’ to work, in an elephant searching operation....

The Phinda dehorning mission

The Phinda dehorning mission

On the descent into my first arrival circuit, I had a sighting of a big pod of hippos – and once all tied down and covered up, I was greeted by the Phinda ATC – well kinda, as these fellows are a resident herd and seen in/around the airfield daily....

All creatures  – we fly them!

All creatures – we fly them!

All creatures big and small, young and old, land and water - we fly them! Two orphaned African clawless otter cubs, also known as Cape clawless otters, were flown to Johannesburg Wildlife Veterinary Hospital in two separate flights. Pilot Raymond...

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