Warthogs in the Mkuze Game Reserve in KwaZulu-Nata
  • SANParks is looking for offers to cull 200 gemsbok, 100 kudu, 590 ostrich and 1,400 warthog across some of its national parks.
  • Most of those warthog are due to be killed at the Addo Elephant National Park.
  • The culling is due to take place before end March 2021.
  • There won't be a chance for "disguised trophy hunting", SANParks says, and payment will be required up front.
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SANParks is looking for help in culling a handful of fallow deer, some springbok and kudu, a large number of ostrich and a very large number of warthog, a tender published this week shows.

It is strictly looking for "reputable suppliers that have experience and capability" in culling, SANParks said – and payment will be up front.

The terms of the tender bluntly ban "disguised trophy hunting", and there will be no posing with carcasses, SANParks says.

"No specific animals may be selected - the cull MUST be non-selective (randomly and aim to achieve a naturally occurring sex ratio removal of listed species)," read the attached conditions.

Deadlines for culling differ between parks, but fall between end October 2020 and the end of March 2021.

In total SANParks is looking to cull

  • 590 ostrich
  • 200 gemsbok
  • 200 springbok
  • 20 waterbuck
  • 100 kudu
  • 100 zebra
  • 10 fallow deer
  • 1,400 warthog

This is how the estimated numbers for culling break down per park.

Namakwa National Park

  • 250 ostrich
  • 200 gemsbok

Mokala National Park

  • 400 warthog
  • 200 springbok
  • 100 ostrich
  • 20 waterbuck

Addo Elephant National Park

  • 1,000 warthog
  • 100 kudi
  • 100 zebra

Camdeboo National Park

  • 100 ostrich
  • 10 fallow deer

Tankwa National Park

  • 80 ostrich

Karoo National Park

  • 60 ostrich

(Compiled by Phillip de Wet)

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