Africa Geographic Blog
Giant large-tusked elephant (with research collar) removed from the gene pool by a Russian hunter in Zimbabwe.
In the depths of the night a magical event took place as an elephant gives birth right on the grounds of a tented camp in the Maasai Mara.
Zimbabwe’s former first lady Grace Mugabe allegedly ordered national parks officials to release ivory to her from its storerooms to be given as gifts to first ladies in Asia, a newspaper claimed.
Incredible photos from the Chobe River where a honey badger and an African rock python come face to face.
In this week’s news wrap Sudan, the last male northern white rhino, has sadly passed away at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya; the fate of lion that mauled a woman to death at Kevin Richardson’s sanctuary remains undecided; African leaders call on EU to shut down ivory trade; and wildlife authorities in Zimbabwe have apprehended a villager in Hwange area for dealing in pangolin.
A new report has highlighted the South African government’s role in the bloody, commercial lion body part trade.
The story of how the orphan giraffe, Tala, came to live at Ekorian’s Mugie Camp in the Mugie Conservancy in northwest Laikipia, Kenya.
It is with great sadness that Ol Pejeta Conservancy and the Dvůr Králové Zoo announce that Sudan, the world’s last male northern white rhino, age 45, died at Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya on March 19th, 2018.
Meet little Mussa. He was recently rescued from poachers who killed his family for bushmeat. Now he is safely recovering at the Lwiro primate sanctuary, Centre de Rehabilitation des Primates de Lwiro (CRPL), in the Democratic Republic of Congo. However, Mussa is just one of the few lucky chimps to be saved from the hands of poachers.
Many will know that Africa’s wild dogs (Lycaon pictus) require vast areas to roam, hunt cooperatively to run down their prey and regurgitate food for pups and other pack members. But there are other remarkable facts about these beautiful animals that perhaps you didn’t know.
More than 30 countries across Africa have called on the European Union (EU) to close down its ivory market, saying it needs to do more to prevent elephants being driven to extinction.
An opinion piece that touches on finding ways to increase financial contribution to the conservation effort in the Greater Kruger.
In this week’s news wrap a report claims that the European Union is a major destination for illegally smuggled live snakes, lizards and tortoises from southern Africa; three bull elephants are killed after escaping Kruger National Park; poaching is threatening the survival of the magot monkey according to a report; and in two separate cases, approximately 2,800 kilograms of pangolin scales and 3.5 tons of ivory – both originating from Nigeria – have been seized by Hong Kong and Singapore custom officials respectively.
Despite the fact that they are known to have an aggressive nature and displays unexpected behaviour, a cold-blooded kill by a hippo is rarely caught on camera in the wild.
Imagine being able to enjoy an African safari experience while contributing to conservation solutions for the continent at the same time.
They have survived three mass extinctions, were around during the age of the dinosaurs, and are considered the most threatened plant families globally. These are the cycads, and they are on the brink of extinction due to poaching and habitat destruction.
An ambitious combined Zambian and Zimbabwean team are planning to run the London Marathon in April 2018, to raise funds for Save the Rhino International.
A unique sighting of a coalition of cheetahs trying to mate with a female cheetah in Maasai Mara National Reserve is captured on camera.
Botswana’s researchers contribute to the debate surrounding large elephant populations and their impact on the environment in southern Africa.
3 Bull elephants have been killed by the Mpumalanga authorities after escaping the Kruger National Park near Matsulu Village, in the vicinity of Nelspruit.