2020-09 September Life History File

Namaqua Tussle, Zuko and Mononoke Hime. Photo by Life History Coordinator Shaz Alderton

Tuberculosis has resurfaced in Namaqua.  Yearlings (and littermates) Tussle VNQM008, Melee VNQM007, Ambush VNQM006, Quarrel VNQM010 and Skirmish VNQF009 were all showing symptoms.  Ambush disappeared last month and is considered Last Seen.  Tussle and Melee disappeared on different days this month and have yet to return to the group.  Quarrel started showing symptoms including labored breathing.  X-rays indicated TB in his lungs.  Dominant female Heatherleigh VQLF018 has a noticeable submandibular lump, is emaciated and fatigued.

A new group of 18 individuals has been acquired on the KRR – dubbed ‘Phoenix’.  A young female was trapped and collared and named Pinky VPHF001.  Habituation of Phoenix has begun.  It is suspected that there are young pups in a babysitting burrow in their territory. 

Jaxx dominant female Baloo VJX080 aborted her last litter but is again pregnant at the end of the month.

Find the September 2020 Life History chart here.

Namaqua Quarrel. Photo by KMP visitor Laura Salamone

Click here for the September 2020 Meerkatter.


Namaqua renovating a burrow. Photo by KMP visitor Laura Salamone-Maiden

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