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Mating elephants get busy on safari

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A mass gathering of elephants leads to rare sighting of elephants mating.

Celebrating elephant love on Mother’s Day

Elephant Love cover

In celebration of Mother’s Day Passage to Africa is giving away a free ebook on elephants.

Kenyan conservationist bears the weight of elephants on her shoulders

©Mia Collis

As Kenya proceeds with the largest ever ivory burn, Raabia Hawa says goodbye to thousands of elephants that she never managed to protect.

Three facts you didn’t know about elephant trunks


An elephant’s trunk is truly a wonder to behold. Learn more about this unique appendage.

Is it safe to go on safari?


With all the viral videos of animal charges circulating online, many are left questioning how safe going on safari really is.

A close encounter with elephants


An elephant magnet has to hide from a herd of 35 elephants in the bush!

Video: Hippos give baby elephants a scare


All hell breaks loose in this elephant herd when its youngest members are confronted with some suspicious bubbles.

Zambia goes wild for the music at EleFest 2016


Zambian music festival, EleFest, to support the work of WWF Zambia.

Caption this video and win!


Leave your own caption for this hilarious elephant video and you could win a copy of the Did You Know book from Bushcamp Company.

An elephant rescue mission saves a calf in trouble


A family of elephants perform a rescue mission when one of their youngest takes a topple.

Fun in the mud for a family of elephants


A herd of elephants have some muddy fun as the rain returns to Kruger National Park.

Camping with elephants at Kilimanjaro


Delta Willis speaks of her incredible encounter with elephants while camping near Kilimanjaro and what she has learnt from these amazing creatures.

Elephants help to guide infrastructural planning

©Dan Heap

10 elephants in Tsavo will be fitted with satellite radio tracking collars so as to better understand their movements in order to ensure that space can be secured for them as the Kenyan population grows.

Elephants enjoy the rain in the Waterberg


Elephants splish and splash as rains are welcomed by all in the Waterberg!

Zambia Great Elephant Census results announced

"Poaching is like water – it moves to the path of least resistance. When one area is better patrolled, poachers go elsewhere so we have to keep the pressure on." Photo, Kenneth C. Coe

The results of the Great Elephant Census in Zambia show that the elephant population may be stable however there are large differences between different parts of the country.

Video: Aim for the future of elephants

Do you want to own ivory dripping with blood? When the buying stops the killing can too.

A short, graphically minimalistic, conceptual animation that portrays the loss of elephant populations across African countries.

Rhinos and elephants under threat


Rhinos and elephants are in danger – find out more about what is threatening these precious creatures and what you can do to help.

How China’s taste for wildlife feeds a killing frenzy

A wildlife trader points to fake tiger paws on sale in Guangzhou, Guandong Province, 28 January 2010. ©EPA/PAUL HILTON

Africa’s extraordinary and charismatic wildlife is clearly under siege from the wrecking ball that is China.

Elephant’s Eye, Hwange – a lodge for the bucket list!


A special escape to the eco African haven that is Elephant’s Eye lodge in Hwange.

How CITES is undermining its wildlife regulations


Markets of death and blood permits – how cheating officials at CITES are fuelling the illegal wildlife trade.

Discovering magical Samburu


A first time visit to the spectacular Samburu National Reserve in Kenya.

Dry conditions = amazing sightings at Klaserie


Elephants drinking from the pool, a rare sable sighting and wild dogs hunting – the drought has brought amazing sightings for guests at Klaserie.

Asia’s Golden Triangle – a conduit of death for Africa’s animals

Wildlife products for sale in Tachilek Myanmar. Tiger penis held up in center

The Asian end of the grisly wildlife trade business and a place that has become China’s illegal wildlife supermarket.

Elephants decline by 97% in less than a century


As WildAid seeks to raise awareness by claiming Chinese New Year to be the Year of The Elephant – we take a look at state of elephant populations.

Peter Beard and The End of the Game


A meeting with Peter Beard, author of the End of the Game – a provocative tale of the harsh reality of starvation, poaching and hunting in Kenya.

Hollywood stars show their support for elephants

© Ryan Avery

Leading Hollywood and media personalities will be in Kenya in April to attend a major summit on the illegal trade in wildlife.

Tourism helps to protect elephants


Tourism is arguably an important aid to stopping poaching in Tanzania, and elephants in Selous use Lake Manze Camp as a safe haven.

A pleasant Botswana surprise for a ‘tourist snob’


A budget safari along the Chobe River in Botswana exceeds all expectations for a self-declared ‘tourist snob’.

Video: A river of elephants in Ruaha


Watch over 100 elephants in this video that was taken on a family safari in Ruaha National Park.

Local community rallies together to try to save elephants that are stuck in the mud


A tale of an attempt to rescue two elephants from the mud in Zimbabwe.

Elephant sees puddle of opportunity as clear as mud


Mud, mud, glorious mud! An elephant bull takes the time for a mud bath.

Photographing elephants in Amboseli


Beautiful images of a herd of elephants in Amboseli.

Political figures could be involved in Namibian poaching saga

© Janine Avery

Rumours fly as Namibian officials fingered as “kingpins” involved in rhino and elephant poaching in Etosha National Park.

Chinese leaders against illegal wildlife trade

©Francis Garrard, Conservation Action Trust

Is there hope for South Africa’s wildlife now that Chinese business leaders have pledged their support to combat the illegal wildlife trade?

Sharp fall in the prices of elephant ivory in China


The price of ivory plummets in China!

5 surprises when you visit Botswana


Five things that will make you want to go on safari in Botswana.

A curious elephant and a bit of faith

© Grant Nel

A guides recounts the time a bull elephant got too close for comfort just out of curiosity.

African farmers think honey fences are the bee’s knees


In today’s high-tech world, it’s often the simplest solutions that turn out to be best – and an innovative project using bees to reduce conflict with elephants and rural African farmers is proving particularly elegant in its simplicity.

Botswana: A photo safari paradise


A dream photo safari to Botswana’s Okavango Delta with Africa Geographic Travel.

Chinko: a remote gem worth protecting

Red-throated bee-eaters

In the far south-eastern corner of the Central African Republic in the Chinko River basin, the savannah meets the rainforest, revealing a one-of-a-kind biotope where iconic species live alongside one another.

Elephants cooling off by the pool


Elephants decide to cool off at the pool.

A small balloon over a vast Mara landscape


The view from above while in a hot air balloon over the vast Maasai Mara.

Other options for Swaziland’s elephants

©Francis Garrard

As other solutions come to light, it seems clear that the export of 18 of Swaziland’s elephants to zoos in the USA has more to do with making money than with conservation.

Wild dogs vs. elephants


Wild dogs and elephants in a battle for precious water in Savuti.

Tanzania’s most wanted elephant poacher and ivory trafficker arrested

©Terra Mater Factual Studios

A major ringleader, who is also a supplier of weapons, ammunition and cars to poaching syndicates, is arrested. And with both ‘Shetani’ and the ‘Queen of Ivory’ now in custody, there is a chance to crack down on the international networks involved in the illegal trafficking of ivory.

An unbelievable art safari


Incredible sightings and learn to sketch wildlife on Africa Geographic’s Art Safari.

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