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Once a year at The Ant Collection, gallant riders from across the world gather to conduct a game census on horseback that is vital in order to understand what actions are necessary to achieve a balanced ecosystem in which wildlife can thrive. During the course of the week, participants also assist with the relocation of certain wild animals in order to establish new populations or to avoid culling. As there is no natural population control in the form of big predators on the reserve, this is necessary so as to ensure that the environment is not over-utilised and that the animals don't starve as a result of the current drought in the region.

   Enjoy these action photos from game census week in this gallery that will have you chomping at the bit to saddle up for an adventure in the Waterberg region of South Africa!


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