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Elephants dig for water


Elephants prove just how clever and resourceful they are!

Kruger wild dog pack succumbs to canine distemper


The Kruger National Park (KNP) lost a pack of African wild dogs to canine distemper. The disease commonly affects domestic dogs and can also spill over to the wildlife such as the African wild dogs, hyenas, lions and jackals.

Video: When lions attack lions


A fight breaks out as three male lions catch a lioness chewing on their food.

Video: Leopards mating


Two leopards do it like they do on the Discovery Channel.

Video: Hyenas grab a lion by the tail


A battle over food between a lion and a pack of hyenas results in some tail pulling.

Kruger’s bush babies


Some fun facts about Kruger’s little ones!

Video: Lions feed on a rhino


Watch an extremely rare but gruesome sighting of lions eating a rhino while it is still alive in Kruger National Park.

More than half of southern Kruger’s lions may have TB

Performing a lion endoscopy: Mr. Pauli Viljoen from SANParks with Prof. Michelle Miller and Mr Guy Hassler from Stellenbosch University

54% of the southern Kruger lion population is estimated to be infected with bovine tuberculosis, which could have big consequences for the park if not managed properly.

SANParks welcomes the approval of a new lodge in Kruger


SANParks to open a 240-bed safari lodge on the periphery of Kruger National Park to cater for those who are looking for a full-service facility rather than self-catering options.

Video: Baby elephant tantrum


Watch this footage of a feisty baby elephant doing a funny dance before going for a dip!

Pilot project to protect rhinos announced

©Paul Hudson

Two companies will leverage technology to proactively intervene and stop people entering game reserves illegally.

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.

The real rhino story, no holds barred, and YOUR chance to make a real difference


The CEO of Africa Geographic implores people to help ensure a controversial new documentary about rhinos is completed without censorship.

Video: Protective elephant chases wild dogs away from calf


A pack of wild dogs learn a valuable lesson: Don’t mess with an elephant mama!

Is social media having a detrimental impact on our wildlife?


Raising awareness for how our actions may affect wildlife.

A walk on the wild side in Kruger


Explore the Kruger National Park like never before and discover all that Africa has to offer on a walking safari.

Amazing lion sightings at Kruger


It’s busy season at Cheetah Paw Eco Lodge and there have been lions everywhere! See some of the most recent and unique sightings at Kruger.

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.

Video: radio-controlled car provokes lioness in Kruger


A radio-controlled car was recently aggressively steered towards a lioness in the Kruger National Park.

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.

Video: adorable baby elephant can’t control his trunk


This little elephant has just discovered his trunk and it seems to have a mind of its own, much to the surprise of its owner.

Leopard raids the braai

A leopard licks her lips in Kruger ©Kelly Winkler

A leopard with a taste for bacon raids a skottel braai at a picnic site in Kruger.

Kruger considers culling hippos

©Chris Eason

With a larger hippo population than ever before, SANParks is considering culling hippos to counter the issues brought about by the current drought. The meat will then be given to surrounding communities to prevent them from poaching animals inside the Kruger.

Will Kruger’s drought policy affect its elephant population?

©Francis Garrard

The ongoing drought is taking its toll on South Africa’s wildlife. In the Kruger National Park, questions have been raised about the possible impact that a potential re-opening of some old boreholes could have on the park’s elephants.

A silver lining to the worst drought in decades


As Southern Africa’s worst drought in 10 years decimates both vegetation and wildlife in Kruger National Park, we look at the silver lining and what it means for the survival of the fittest in Africa.

Elephant and other wildlife poisoned by poachers in the Kruger National Park

©Janine Avery

Kruger National Park has discovered an elephant carcass, 110 dead white-backed vultures, two male lions and two black-backed jackals killed by wildlife poisoning.

Video: Lions attack buffalo in front of tourists


Lions chase and bring down a limping buffalo on a road in Kruger, just metres away from tourists.

The effects of drought in Kruger

Hyenas and vultures feast on a hippo that was killed by lions

Kruger National Park faces a harsh winter as the effects of drought take their toll.

Dance your way to help wildlife conservation efforts


Dance To Be Wild is empowering South African children to take ownership of their wildlife heritage through the beauty of dance!

Video: Buffalo foils lion attack by puncturing tyre

Flipping Heck: The buffalo sends one of its attackers flying

A buffalo gets one over on a scaredy cat lion.

Spotting two elusive species in a row in Kruger


Kruger National Park is full of surprises, and it doesn’t get much better than spotting two cheetah brothers and a pack of wild dogs!

Video: Excellent guiding in a standoff with 3 elephant bulls


A standoff with three elephant bulls on a trail in Kruger National Park. Excellent guiding keeps everyone safe!

Local community witnesses shootout between Kruger rangers and poachers

Spectators in Marloth Park watched as the lifeless body of a poacher killed in action, as well as other suspects being taken away from the banks of the Crocodile River after an early morning shootout with rangers.

One poacher killed and two others arrested by rangers in Kruger as local community members watch on.

Self-drive vs. guided safaris in the Kruger


A look at why it is best to be accompanied on a safari by a professional guide, especially in the Kruger.

How to make the most out of a self-drive through Kruger


The first comprehensive guide to all roads in Kruger National Park by the award-winning photographers, Heinrich, Philip and Ingrid van den Berg.

Hippopotamus killed in Kruger

Blood was seeping from the carcass

Tourists traumatised by horrifying scene on a road in South Africa’s Kruger National Park.

Babies in the bushveld

©Sharon Grussendorff

A photographic celebration of babies in the bush!

6 things to learn about lions

© Berenice Meintjes

Here are 6 interesting things you need to know about lion interactions.

3 things to consider before travelling to Africa


Three things a conscientious traveller should bear in mind before going to Africa.

27 wild dogs put 3 leopards in their place


Wild dogs give three leopards a time-out in three separate trees!

Video: leopard, lions and a noisy warthog in the rain

© FJ Mammes

A ruckus in the bushveld between leopards, lions and a noisy warthog!

New festive season access system for Kruger National Park

© freestock.ca

SANParks is implementing a new system to streamline day visitors into Kruger National Park over the festive season.

Video: Lion cubs join daddy for dinner


Two Majingilane male lions force a female away from the wildebeest that she had just killed on a hunt in the Kruger National Park. Even the cute cubs got a piece of the action!

Video: leopard catches domestic dog

leopard with domestic dog

Watch in this video as a male leopard catches a domestic dog.

Video: Leopard suprise attack on ground hornbills

Can you spot the leopard?

A leopard sneaks up on two ground hornbills in Kruger National Park.

Video: Tiny elephant gets stuck in waterhole


An elephant calf gets stuck in a waterhole. Watch as the herd returns and the elephants lends a helping trunk.

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