Been on a two day game capturing trip and took DJ with me. He loves flying and this time he was allowed to be in the chopper while the Vet was darting.
We caught, Cape Mountain Zebra, Gemsbuck and Red Hartebeest.
From L to R... Me, DJ and the Vet minutes before takeoff
DJ and the ground crew, with two Red Hartebeest cows on the back of the recovery vehicle.
DJ is in the air
Gemsbuck,loaded on the truck and being vaccinated
DJ's first encounter with a Cape Mountain Zebra mare
Blood sample is drawn for DNA testing
Blood sample tube
Cape Mountain Zebra stallion
The Cape mountain zebra (Equus zebra zebra) is a subspecies of mountain zebra that occurs in certain mountainous regions of the Western and Eastern Cape provinces of South Africa. It is the smallest of all existing zebra species and also the most geographically restricted. Although once nearly driven to extinction, the population has now been increased by several conservation methods, and is classified as Vulnerable by the IUCN.
Read more about the Cape Mountain Zebra https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cape_mountain_zebra