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Poachers found guilty thanks to Kruger tracking dog

It was a big win for tracking dogs, their handlers and their trainers in court.

A celebrated first for South African rhino poaching cases as evidence regarding a tracking dog allowed in court.

Video: elephant stabs and kills buffalo


An angry elephant attacks a buffalo at a waterhole in the Kruger National Park.

A leopard kill in Kruger


A leopard kill witnessed from start to finish, and captured every step of the way on camera.

Why I love the Timbavati

As night falls a male leopard sets off to patrol his territory after resting up for the day. Night time is the timethe cats are most active, another reason why it’s my favourite time of day.

The operations manager at Umlani Bush Camp spills the beans on the best bits about living in the Timbavati.

Into the wild dog’s den


Go into the den of South Africa’s largest wild dog pack as they attempt to raise 17 puppies.

Video: when wild dogs and hyenas meet


Watch two incredible videos of hyenas trying to steal a meal from wild dogs in the Kruger.

How rhinos can help people this World Rhino Day

© Martin Harvey WWF-Canon

WWF launches new community based initiative, RISE, on World Rhino Day.

Video: leopard with cubs visits lodge


Watch this incredible sighting of a leopard on and her two cubs taking advantage of the deck at a lodge in the Kruger.

A warthog gets a rude awakening from a leopard


A leopard sneaks up on an unsuspecting warthog while it’s having a snooze!

Anger as Kruger truck driver breaks the rules


Truck driver crowned Kruger Park’s biggest idiot for disturbing playing baby elephants.

How to make the most of the upcoming free SANParks week


South African residents get ready to make the most of being granted free access to almost all of South Africa’s national parks from the 14th to 18th September.

Video: black mambas mating or fighting?


The birds and the bees, and two black mambas…

Two rhino poachers jailed for 11 years each

© Janine Avery

Two rhino poachers have been sentenced to 11 years each behind bars after being arrested in the Lower Sabi section of the Kruger National Park in October 2014.

Video: an elephant comes a-knocking


Knock knock! Who’s there?! An elephant has a joke to tell some unsuspecting guests.

iSimangaliso takes bold steps to safeguard rhinos

Dr Kock sawing off the rhino horn

Black and white rhinos in the Western Shores section of iSimangaliso have been de-horned in the hope of giving them a better chance of survival in areas where they are most under threat of poaching.

Video: Baby bird makes lucky break from leopard


A water thick-knee chick makes a lucky escape after being captured by a young leopard.

The tree climbing lions of the Serengeti


Wild Wings Safaris notes the increasing amount of sightings of lions climbing trees across Africa and examines the reasons why they might do this and what it involves.

Relocating rhinos with MyPlanet


A rhino relocation experience changes the life of this blogger.

An affordable safari surprise in Botswana


A back-to-basics trip with Lelobu Safaris can offer a lot more than you could ever imagine.

The African lion bone trade

© Vivienne L. Williams

The lion bone trade is a contentious and complex conservation issue spanning continents. Here is a summary of the 2015 report by WildCRU entitled “Bones of Contention” that takes a closer look at various aspects of the South African trade from the reasons for its demand to its implications on wild lion populations.

Video: A hippo does a lion’s dirty work


A surprise attack in the Kruger National Park when an impala that had escaped from the claws of two lions was finished off by a hippo instead.

7 things to look for when choosing a game lodge

© Rhino Post Safari Lodge

Some handy tips on how to go about choosing the best game lodge for you.

Snared lion in Kruger needs your help


A lioness with a snare around her neck has been spotted in Kruger and SANParks has asked the public to be on the lookout for her.

Leopard that attacked Kruger guide seen jumping up at another car’s window


Watch this short video footage of the same leopard that attacked a tour guide in Kruger jumping up at a tourist’s window only an hour beforehand.

An interview with novelist Tony Park about Africa’s wilderness

Author Tony Park and his wife Nicola at their home alongside Kruger National Park.

The famous Australian novelist’s thoughts on the African wilderness, trade in rhino horn, hunting and what must be done to ensure that Africa’s wild animals survive.

12 adorable wild dog puppies!


12 wild dog puppy additions to the Investec Breakaway Pack have been spotted outside the Tintswalo Safari Lodge in the Manyeleti Game Reserve.

Winners announced for the Rhino Conservation Awards


Honouring those that put their lives, resources and time on the line to eradicate rhino poaching in Africa, here are the winners of this year’s Rhino Awards held in Johannesburg.

Carnivore filled game drives at Cheetah Plains


A trainee field guides at Cheetah Plains spent two days on drives with the head guide, and had a lot to report back on.

Video: Adorable lion cub with its mom


Watch this short but ridiculously cute video of a lioness and her cub interacting as they cross the road in Kruger National Park. Get ready for your heart to melt!

Video: A baby ellie plays with the birds


Watch this cute video of a baby elephant playing with some swallows in the Kruger.

Emergency as elephant poached near Kruger

Elephant poached in Balule Nature Reserve, found on 23 July 2015.

A dead snared elephant with its tusks removed was found in Balule Game Reserve on the western border of Kruger last Thursday.

Safari vehicle safety stepped up

The safety of open safari vehicles (OSVs) has come under scrutiny and new regulations have been introduced.
© Stefan de Villiers

Issues concerning open safari vehicles and their safety are being addressed in a new self-regulation project, which will take effect from the start of August.

Video of lions taking down kudu in road

Lion kill

Video of the opportunistic lions that took down a startled kudu amongst the cars in Kruger.

A kudu high jump


A photographer is lucky to capture these photos of a leaping kudu in the Kruger National Park.

Kruger leopard attack no fault of guide

leopard attack

A thorough investigation following the attack of a tourist guide by a leopard in Kruger National Park indicates that the conduct of the guide was not unlawful or unreasonable.

Kudu killed between cars in Kruger

Lion kill

Opportunistic lions make a meal out of a startled kudu in the Kruger.

Night vision equipment donated to help combat poaching

night vision technology to keep rangers safe

Peace Parks Foundation donates R3.4 million worth of advanced night vision technology to assist rangers in Kruger National Park in their efforts to save rhinos, whilst also safeguarding themselves.

Wildlife within the greater Kruger National Park

© Johan Smalman

All things bright and beautiful the Timbavati has it all!

What defines a luxury safari?

My dearest on the Star Bed.

From bush breakfasts to nights spent under the African stars. Find out what makes a luxury African safari…

Video: Leopard injured by vehicles during attack

Leopard attack Kruger

Video shows vehicles driving over the leopard that attacked the tour guide in Kruger.

Leopard attacks tour operator in Kruger

leopard attack

A tour guide was injured when a leopard attacked him in the Kruger National Park.

Rhinos could have been sold to hunters


It is feared that the SANParks’ rhinos have been sold to hunters.

Protecting South Africa’s biodiversity

Rhino calf with its mother

Prosecutors in South Africa are being educated on environmental legislation to be better equipped to combat the illegal wildlife trade.

Huge python puts the squeeze on Limpopo ambulance service

african python

A python as thick as a a Toyota Quantum taxi tyre has moved into the engine of an ambulance.

Safety with lions on safari

Wild Wings Safaris

Following the recent fatal attack in a lion park, Wild Wings Safaris explores why open safari vehicles are still safe.

The leopard and the lamb

Up close to a leopard kill

A distant leopard sighting develops into an exciting close encounter.

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