A leopard has killed the young child of a Kruger National Park staff member. The leopard was subsequently shot, to prevent future such attacks. Condolences to the family of the child.
The classic idea of camouflage is a unique, cryptic colour-pattern combination of an organism that enables it to blend into its environment to escape detection. This ability to blend in has the obvious benefit of helping both prey and predator alike.
While we’ll agree that some of our favourite sightings aren’t always of the Big 5, Kruger Wildlife Safaris has definitely developed a soft spot for a certain Kruger leopard, and it’s been that way from the moment that we first laid eyes on her.
Leopard and hyena feed together on a waterbuck carcass – a wonderfully weird interaction enjoyed during a safari in Klaserie.
A 3-month-old baby elephant found wandering alone in Mozambique has been rescued, and awaits the necessary permits for transfer to a care centre in South Africa, for eventual release back into the wild.
April was a special month for Tintswalo, with more than 50 different lions seen in just two weeks!
The pink elephant is back! A surprise encounter with the pink elephant calf that was born at Umlani Bushcamp two years ago shows that he is still doing just fine and looking quite healthy.
Tiny lion cub goes walkabout for 10 days with pride males, and faces starvation.
Camera traps, if thoughtfully used, are a wonderful way to unobtrusively observe what is happening in the world around us.
An incredibly adorable sighting as two lion cubs have a field day snacking on a kudu carcass in the Maasai Mara.
Good news for cheetah conservation as the latest female cheetah to be introduced to Manyoni Private Game Reserve has successfully given birth to a litter of four cubs!
We struggle as humans to understand our own actions. How can we begin to understand and provide possible interpretations for the actions of other species such as elephants?
Wildlife groups say Riff Raff is a victim of human-elephant conflict, call for review of decision that would sentence him to death.
Baby zebra rescued from certain death in a muddy pan in Madikwe.
Learn more about cheetahs and their current population status and the threats they face.
9 Interesting facts about the hippo – the mighty ‘river horse’.
Alison Nicholls, our art safari guide, shares a video of her sketching a lioness in Botswana.
A dramatic sighting as a lion brutally attacks an already injured spotted hyena in the Kgalagadi.
A young male leopard seems to be settling in quite well in the central Timbavati, having wandered in from a private concession in the Kruger National Park.
Introducing Sonny, a rescued baby mongoose who has now found a home at ZURI Orphanage in Namibia.
Just how cute are lion cubs? The answer has to be nothing short of extremely cute!
A stunning selection of photos of the latest sightings from Tanda Tula in the Greater Kruger.
Turtles, tortoises and terrapins are reptiles characterised by a cartilaginous shell – though often the terms used to describe these species can get a bit confusing, depending on the type of English used.
An epic sighting for safari goers as a pride of lions attempt to take a wildebeest down in the Kruger National Park.
“Elephants love marula fruit. I have seen them rush to a tree with a lot of fallen fruit the same way they would hurry to a waterhole when they are thirsty. We happen to have two marula trees in our garden that drop a lot of fruit.. too much for an elephant to resist!”
British wildlife photographer, Will Burrard-Lucas, has captured a series of high-quality camera trap photographs of a wild melanistic leopard (otherwise known as a black panther) in Africa.
Taking a look at the hippo, rhino and buffalo – animals with attitude!
Magic happens while on safari when a leopard mother leads her two cubs across two flowing channels of the Sand River to the other side.
A fantastic sighting as a Cape ground squirrel takes on a Cape cobra in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve in Botswana.
A video captures an exceptionally rare moment in which a leopard attempts to kill a young honey badger.
According to the Chinese zodiac, 2019 marks the year of the pig. So what better way to celebrate it than by taking a look at one of Africa’s own wild pig: the warthog!
Did you know that there are three species of elephants? We take a look at the differences between the African, Asian and forest elephant.
Read 7 interesting facts about the giraffe.
WARNING: Contains distressing images, not for sensitive viewers. A zebra receives fatal injuries after a crocodile attack in the Mara River.
Read our top African wildlife ‘good news’ stories for 2018.
A photographer and her husband receive a surprise up-close encounter with a young male lion in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park.
Fearless and ferocious, honey badgers are a force to be reckoned with! Here are some fascinating facts about these incredible creatures.
Dominant male hippos can engage in brutal fights to defend their territory, and can even commit infanticide to secure their dominance over the pod.
South Luangwa in Zambia provides an unbelievable sighting of a leopard attempting to carry her kill up a tree, with not much success.
An adorable sighting of bat-eared fox kits adds to the magic of a safari in Ruaha National Park in Tanzania.
Tragedy as four elephant bulls that were causing havoc in the Gravelotte area in Limpopo die during relocation attempt.
A story about releasing trafficked pangolins back into the wild, thanks to a dedicated team of people fighting to ensure the survival of these threatened creatures.
Like an African ‘Game of Thrones’, the lions of Tintswalo experience regular upheavals and transformation, with the change in power dynamics and the arrival of new blood on the reserve.
In the BBC’s Dynasties documentary we meet an incredible painted wolf: Tait. Here is an account of her final days as the alpha female by photographer Nicholas Dyer.
A story about the mysterious, shrieking creatures of Musoma Hill in Tanzania.
In this week’s news wrap the famous super tusker elephant, Tim, was rescued from certain death; Malaysia torched 2.8 tonnes of African pangolin scales; the Kruger National Park 10-year management plan was approved by acting Environmental Affairs Minister; the lion bone quota was reduced to 800 skeletons from 1,500; an American woman was attacked by a hippo after her canoe capsized on the Zambezi River; an anthrax outbreak in Mana Pools in Zimbabwe has killed 100 impala; and eight West African giraffe have been reintroduced to Gadabedji Biosphere Reserve in Niger after a 50-year absence.