The legendary lions of the Savuti
Conservationist Ian Michler met European lawyers, politicians, NGOs and the media this month to discuss ways of introducing a ban on the importation of canned lion hunting trophies into Europe.
Join us on a great walk through Tsavo as we come across elephants, lions, hyenas, crocodiles and much more…
Four lions were left with their tails between their legs when a mongoose bravely took on the predators.
Stunning photographs of a private moment in Pafuri with two young lions mating.
An extremely rare event, when lions take on a crocodile, is captured on camera during a trip to the Samburu National Reserve in Kenya
Scott Ramsay’s travels take him to the Kruger National Park, a landmark area in the history of wildlife conservation.
iSimangaliso Wetland Park intends to realise a conservation vision of restoring all historically occurring game back into the world heritage site. With the introduction of eland, the next and final species will be brought back.
During a trip to Kenya’s Maasai Mara these bloggers have some spectacular encounters with lions.
Brumbies rugby player, Clyde Rathbone, speaks out about lions in captivity and the moral dilemma surrounding visiting them.
“Wild lions are Herculean” according to Michael Schwartz. In this blog he give five reasons why these apex predators are the king of the megafauna in Africa.
A wild experience involving a fight between lions under moonlight in Klaserie Game Reserve.
The African Impact Mara Naboisho Volunteer Project recently had an incredible encounter in the Mara Naboisho Conservancy when a group of lions trapped a hyena inside the carcass of a dead elephant.
Liuwa’s Park Manager has captured the first clear images of the three lion cubs, born four months ago in Liuwa National Park.
In the Maasai community where 13-year-old Richard Turere lives, cattle are all-important. But lion attacks were growing more frequent. In this short, inspiring talk, the young inventor shares the solar-powered solution he designed to safely scare the lions away.
A new low-tech solution is helping eliminate an age-old problem in northern Tanzania – the conflict between predators and farmers. Living walls are keeping livestock safe from attacks by big cats, and the cats safe from Masai spears.
The origin and history of modern lions have been revealed by scientists. A genetic analysis of living lions and museum specimens confirms modern lions’ most recent common ancestor lived around 124 000 years ago
The month of March has proved to be phenomenal in terms of sightings of big cats, delighting both rangers and guests at the Klaserie Private Nature Reserve.
Photos of a pride of lions attacking a tiny wild cat in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park.
A group of twelve hyenas take on two lions in Botswana’s Chobe National Park for their share of an elephant kill.
The after math of a fight between male lions can leave a lot of damage behind, this male lion may be the victor but he has the scars to prove it.
Shivani Bhalla, a fourth-generation Kenyan who founded Ewaso Lions in 2007, has been awarded the 2013 Rabinowitz-Kaplan Prize for the Next Generation in Wild Cat Conservation.
Here is the line-up for the South African TV show 50 | 50, Anniversary Season, Episode 25 which airs on SABC 2 at 19h30 on 24 February 2014. Learn more about lion conservation throughout South Africa, get the inside story of the Kruger Park elephant incident and find out how to track big game on a bush walk.
South African wildlife activists have initiated a Global March for Lions that will be held in various cities throughout the world to highlight the plight of lions caught up in the canned hunting industry.
Harrowing pictures of a lion single-handedly taking down baby elephant after a 30 minute chase.
While everyone was driving south out of the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park in middle of January, going back to work and heading back to school, Scott was driving north, into the heat. Read about his summer adventure.
The Kalahari Desert spans across Botswana, South Africa and Namibia; a total of over 900 000 square kilometres. Here are just six things we think you will love about this vast area.
Just after sunrise in the Masai Mara, a pack of roughly 20 hyena share a buffalo kill with a hungry group of lions.
After 44 years of absence, lions are being introduced into the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, affording the park with Big 7 status.
There is something magical about Sabi Sabi in winter as the bush fades from its lush greens to dead browns, the rains disappear and the parched earth cries out for a drink.
New Zealand photographer Chris McLennan gets a different view of a pride of wild lions in Botswana with use of a remote controlled buggy.
Two Land Cruisers arrived followed by a cloud of fine-grained Africa dust. As the cruisers came to a halt doors swung open wide and an army of big smiles were ready to experience Mana Pools National Park.
A thought-provoking blog post about how a well-managed trophy hunting operation has a positive effect on both wildlife and communities.
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