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Newborn turtles journey to the sea

Nothing quite beats the sensation of watching newborn turtles climb and clamber towards the beginning of their ocean lives. It is a tough journey, however, and to make it to the shoreline there are many obstacles that need to be overcome.

Watch: Elephant calf rescued from muddy trap

Dramatic rescue of an elephant calf from the mud, with a highly stressed mother having to be sedated. The rescue took place in August 2018, but the edited footage has only now become available from Bumi Hills Foundation.

Scorpion facts you need to know

They may not be everybody’s cup of tea, but scorpions are fascinating creatures and they deserve our respect. Learn all there is to know about scorpions here!

Introducing the Safari Guide of the Year 2019

And the winner is… After a tough week of scrutiny from mentors and intense but convivial competition amongst the five chosen finalists, the coveted title ‘Safari Guide of the Year 2019’ has been awarded. Find out about the winner here.

Buffaloes make a comeback at Balule

Buffaloes bounce back in Greater Kruger, after drought devastated populations. Buffaloes play a critical ecosystem role as bulk grazers, and also keep ticks away from other animals.

Pangolin research at Tswalu

Fascinating new research on ground pangolins is under way and should help us to learn more about these shy and elusive mammals and how they move within their home ranges.

Leopard kills child in Kruger

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.

Video: Meet Ezulwini, our gentlest giant

Since first being spotted in the Timbavati way back at the start of the millennium, the magnificent bull elephant known as Ezulwini has become legendary, and very much part of the landscape in Balule Private Nature Reserve.

Exploring the fascinating world of camouflage in nature

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.