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Adorably naughty leopard cubs

A leopard mother has her paws full as her two adorably naughty cubs prefer to explore the bush rather than hide away in their den.

Newborn giraffe: Defying the odds

It was an honour to watch this giraffe mother expertly care for her newborn in his first moments, magical to watch as he finally stood and heartwarming to witness his first steps.

Adorable sighting: Lion cubs

A ranger shares his thoughts on seeing a lioness with her five young cubs and how they have provided some great sightings for him and his guests.

Kruger’s roaming lions

“Never a dull moment in the bush” is something my husband and I tell each other all the time. Well, that is certainly true for the events of a few weekends ago when a male lion got out of our stunning Kruger National Park!

An encounter with a serval and her kitten

The stories of Maasai Mara are not simply woven around the Big 5, but of coming up close and personal with never-before-seen experiences. It is about simply marvelling at the effortless way a million stories bursts into life in that single frame.

Deceptive creatures: Survival in the wild

For billions of years, animals have learnt the skills required to survive and escape predation, adapting to their environment and learning a few tricks along the way.

NEWS WRAP: Tenth black rhino dies after translocation + elephant calf rescued from muddy pit

In this week’s news wrap a tenth black rhino has died in Kenya after a botched translocation; a young elephant in Zimbabwe has been rescued after becoming stuck in the mud; Virunga National Park has welcomed the good news that two new mountain gorillas have been born in the park; a field ranger has been shot and killed in the Kruger National Park in a poaching incident; an alleged poacher in the Kruger was arrested shortly after being trampled by elephants; the De Beers Group has begun to transport 200 elephants from South Africa to Mozambique; and Hong Kong customs have seized 7,100 kg of suspected pangolin scales.

Zuri and Amaka: The cheetah brothers of Mugie

Although cheetahs are solitary creatures, males (often brothers) form coalitions and defend their territory together. Amaka, and his brother Zuri, have done just this, and at six years old have spent their lives as companions and compatriots.

NEWS WRAP: Illegal ivory openly sold in Europe + elephant tramples handler

In this week’s news wrap a study has revealed how illegal ivory is being openly sold across Europe; a 40-year-old man has died after being trampled by a domesticated elephant at an elephant sanctuary in Victoria Falls; a Kruger lioness who was treated by vets for a deep snare wound around her waist a month ago has recently been sighted again; at least three alleged poachers were killed by a pride of lions in Sibuya Game Reserve in South Africa; seven baboons have been killed after hunting permits were issued to two Cape wine farms; and humpback whale monitoring has returned to the KwaZulu-Natal coast after a 15-year absence.

Lions and hyenas: Eternal enemies

Chad Cocking and his team recently had a stunning sighting of lions restoring order and claiming their rank from the hyena clans, proving just how formidable they can be.

The leopard – master hunter

Normally seen in a distant tree canopy or as a fleeting glimpse while it runs away, leopards are shy and elusive animals.

Do hippos really sweat blood?

Hippos have unique, heat-sensitive skin, and when trying to stay cool they secrete “blood sweat”, which is neither blood nor sweat.