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News, Poaching, Wildlife

Strange (non)case of pangolin killings in Mozambique

Investigation: Pangolin poaching and torture case hits a brick wall at court in Mozambique.

Animal Encounters, Research, Wildlife

Giraffe facts you need to know

Learn more about the magnificent giraffe with this fascinating facts!

Destinations, Multimedia, Namibia, Photography, Wildlife

Namibia: Spectacular colours of a magnificent wilderness destination

Be inspired by this selection of images that capture Namibia’s extraordinary light. Expect a visual feast!

Animal Encounters, Wildlife

Painted wolves: 5 facts you may not know

Painted wolves, also known as African wild dogs, are remarkable creatures. Here are a five intriguing facts about them.

Conservation, News, Wildlife

Critically endangered addax antelope to be reintroduced in Chad

The critically endangered addax antelope is to be brought back from the edge of extinction through reintroducing captive-bred species into the wild in Chad.

Destinations, South Africa, Travel & Lifestyle, Wildlife

Experience an art safari in the Big 5 Greater Kruger

Join professional artist Alison Nicholls on a special Big 5 art safari in the Greater Kruger.

Conservation, Wildlife

Using ‘chilli balls’ to reduce human-elephant conflict in Zambia

Crop-raiding elephants in Zambia are being deterred humanely through the use of ‘chilli balls’ which are fired at their rumps.


Escape and evade strategies in the reptile world

Taking a look at the diverse escape and evade strategies of reptiles in southern Africa.

Animal Encounters, Destinations, Serengeti, Tanzania, Wildlife

Malkia the cheetah – Queen of the Ngare Nanyukie

Once again Lemala Nanyukie has proven to be at the heart of big cat action, this time with a cheetah attempting to hunt gazelle right in front of the camp.

Conservation, Opinion Editorial, Research, Wildlife

Opinion: Zimbabwe’s shameful export of baby elephants under the guise of ‘sustainable use’

Opinion: Export of baby Zimbabwe elephants to China in defiance of CITES is shameful, and makes a mockery of ‘sustainable use’.

Animal Encounters, Wildlife

Greater Kruger sightings: The Magnificent 7

Catch up on the latest wildlife-viewing highlights from the team at Tinstwalo in the Greater Kruger’s Manyeleti Private Game Reserve.


Discovering the fascinating world of dung beetles

Dung beetles are fascinating creatures! As one of the strongest insects out there, they do a brilliant job in maintaining a healthy ecosystem.

Animal Encounters, Multimedia, Videos, Wildlife

Special sighting: Black-backed jackal and her pups

Watch a special sighting of a black-backed jackal mother feeding her pups in the Greater Kruger.

Destinations, Tanzania, Wildlife

Tanzania’s terrific Tarangire

Perhaps one of Tanzania’s lesser-known national parks, Tarangire is an incredible East African safari destination with diverse wildlife and landscapes.

Birds, Research, Wildlife

African grey parrots: How social media is facilitating both illegal trade and the fight against it

A recent study examines how social media marketplaces facilitate trafficking of endangered African grey parrots.

Animal Encounters, Wildlife

Samanyanga – the legendary big tusker of Malilangwe

A moving tribute to the magnificent tusker known as ‘Samanyanga’, of Zimbabwe’s Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve – by wildlife filmmaker and photographer Kim Wolhuter. Samanyanga died of natural causes.

News, Opinion Editorial, Wildlife

Katavi National Park takes radical action on hippos

Opinion by biologist: Controversial dam being built in Tanzania’s remote Katavi National Park to save hippos may have negative environmental consequences.

Animal Encounters, Wildlife

Let’s hear it for hippos!

Hippos play a very important role in maintaining the health of Africa’s rivers and lakes. Find out why here!

Conservation, News, Wildlife

Matusadonha National Park to be managed and restored by African Parks and Zimbabwe government

Zimbabwe’s iconic Matusadonha National Park will now be managed by African Parks and the government in a bit to secure the park and restore wildlife populations.

Akagera National Park, Destinations, Rwanda

Akagera National Park: The intricate link between conservation and community

Akagera National Park in Rwanda is a success story in the making – where wildlife conservation, tourism and community upliftment are one and the same.

News, Wildlife

Trade in elephant, giraffe and rhino: 3 African countries to take on CITES rulings

Three African countries are set to challenge recent CITES rulings so that they can trade in elephant, giraffe and rhino.