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2015-10-30 13:51
A young grysbok is taken back to a nature reserve in Cape Town. (Supplied, City of Cape Town)

A young grysbok is taken back to a nature reserve in Cape Town. (Supplied, City of Cape Town)

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Cape Town - Days after being rescued after wandering into a Belhar factory, a young Cape grysbok is settling in well at her new home at the Bracken Nature Reserve.

The City of Cape Town’s environmental resource management department rescued the small buck on Monday after receiving a call from factory staff indicating it was trapped on-site.

It was believed it had wandered from the nearby Cape Flats Nature Reserve, near the University of the Western Cape, on to the factory premises.

“The team used a shade net to screen the traffic on site and prevent the young Cape grysbok from jumping, so they could cover her with a net to remove her,” mayoral committee member for energy, environment and spatial planning Johan van der Merwe said.

“She was not harmed. The bokkie [buck] is now enjoying her new home at the Bracken Nature Reserve.”

The grysbok is settling in well, he added.

Bokkie. (Supplied, City of Cape Town)

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