Africa Geographic Blog
A yellow mongoose and a mole snake provide a great sighting as they face off in the Kgalagadi.
Despite a handicap of having only one eye, this leopard is still able to hunt and provides an incredible sighting for safari goers.
More than 400 buffaloes have drowned in the Chobe River after a stampede was sparked by a large pride of lions.
Investigating the changing makeup of the Maasai Mara’s vegetation over time and how elephants have contributed to these changes.
The international donor community and governments have invested heavily in fighting illegal wildlife trade, but so far, they haven’t succeeded in ending rhino poaching. New research from UCT shows that for these initiatives to succeed, local communities – many of which live in or near protected areas – need to be involved.
Spotted hyenas are curious, inquisitive and fiercely intelligent. Here are a few intriguing facts about these complex creatures.
An opinion post on the colloquium on lion farming in South Africa.
An incredible sighting as a Cape fox family deals with an unwanted guest in the form of a honey badger looking for a meal.
In this week’s news wrap China has lifted the ban and legalised tiger bone and rhino horn for medical purposes; a soldier in Botswana was tragically trampled by elephants; thousands of radiated tortoises were seized from traffickers in Madagascar; five men linked to rhino poaching were arrested in the Northern Cape in South Africa; a South African teen won the Young Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2018; and the South African rhino film, STROOP scooped 10 international awards.
Scientists reveal that just 23% of the world’s landmass can now be considered wilderness, with the rest lost to the direct effects of human activities.
What you should know about elephant migration in Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park – the world’s largest transfrontier conservation area.
Botswana’s president addresses the issue of game farms and hunting in Botswana.
Sixteen-year-old South African Skye Meaker has been named Young Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2018 with his charming portrait of a leopard waking from sleep in Mashatu Game Reserve, Botswana.
China has revised a law on the ban of rhino horn and tiger bone products that would now allow domestic trade and use of the products for scientific, medical and cultural purposes.
The Botswana Defense Force (BDF) has confirmed an incident in which a soldier was attacked and killed by a herd of elephants on Thursday morning.
A visitor to Rietvlei Nature Reserve in South Africa was treated to a fantastic sighting of black-backed jackal pups playing.
Research reveals that male gorillas have greater reproductive success if they spend more time taking care of kids.
In this week’s news wrap two black rhino carcasses have been discovered in Zakouma National Park; eight suspected rhino poachers were arrested during counter poaching operations inside the Kruger National Park; Uganda gets three new gorilla trekking groups after successful habituation; and a young elephant has been rescued and reunited with its family after it was caught in a wire snare in Liwonde National Park in Malawi.
Feisty and courageous, with a hint of cuteness to top it off, is the perfect description of this little burrowing rodent.
Two of the black rhinos reintroduced into Zakouma National Park in Chad earlier this year have died. They were not poached, however, the exact cause of death is not yet known.