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The lovely long-tailed widowbird

From being rather bland the long-tailed widowbird transforms in a Cinderella-like way into the most miraculous bird in the bushveld!

Rehabilitated Cape parrot thriving

A wild-born female Cape parrot rehabilitated from a deadly viral infection and released back into the wild in 2011 has been seen on several occasions, apparently healthy and living the life.

Why people kill lions

In light of the events in Tanzania on the first of January, Jeremy examines the age old conflict between humans and lions in East Africa.

Dogs save African greys in Congo

Meet Rick and Shon, the dogs who helped rescue two African grey parrots, a crocodile and turtles on a canine mission in the Congo.

Swim, lion baby, swim!

Two lionesses with 6 cubs face a daunting deep river crossing. Two of the cubs refuse the swim and get separated with potentially devastating consequences. You won’t believe the dedication of the mothers.

A desert elephant siesta

During our recent Africa Geographic visit to Namibia, we shared a rather special moment with a family of desert elephants, as they settled down for a mid-morning siesta.

A leopard dive bomb!

Incredible images and video of a leopard dive-bombing out of a tree in Moremi Game Reserve onto an impala grazing below.

Weaver encounter

Photographs of village weavers mobbing a Diederik cuckoo as she tries to lay her egg in their nest.

iSimangaliso to restore all original species

iSimangaliso Wetland Park intends to realise a conservation vision of restoring all historically occurring game back into the world heritage site. With the introduction of eland, the next and final species will be brought back.

The African mammal atlas

Knowledge of the whereabouts of many African mammals is outdated and based on unverified anecdotes. Filling this crucial gap in that knowledge is the main aim of MammalMAP – the African Mammal Atlas Project.

Close encounters with a puff adder

Carolynne Higgins tells us about puff adders in Klaserie Private Game reserve – from a strike rate faster than that of a camera shutter to the hypnotic patterns of their scales.

Hope for Cape vultures

A story about the hatching of one of the Cape vulture chicks at VulPro, a vulture conservation organisation in South Africa’s North West Province.

Did this honey badger kill this porcupine?

A honey badger is seen feeding on a dead porcupine on the road and after a few trips back to the same spot, it is revealed that the feisty honey badger must have killed the porcupine in a ferocious battle.

An African colonising Europe!

After struggling to survive Britain’s cold winters for more than 300 years the Egyptian goose is undergoing a population explosion.

Tembe, land of giants

Tembe Elephant Park in north-eastern KwaZulu-Natal is one of Scott Ramsay’s favourite protected areas. In 300 square kilometres of sandforest, woodland and swamps, you’ll find some of the biggest tuskers in Africa.

A rhino lift

Em Gatland joins the the game capture team at Imfolozi to document what happens in a rhino lift.

A fish eye perspective

Underwater photographer and journalist Aaron Gekoski finds beauty in the most unusual of places; fish eyes.

Till we meet again, Malawi.

Jeff and Kerryn complete their last stretch in Malawi, although the last few days are spent sick in bed they vow that they will be back to visit again!

The story of Stoffel the honey badger

Stoffel is the beloved honey badger at Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre. Here is Stoffel’s story about how he came to be living at the centre and the havoc he causes at Moholoholo.

Chris Packham cuckoo reveals migration secrets

A cuckoo wearing a solar-powered satellite-tracked tag is the first to provide UK scientists with migration data for three years running. Having flown more than 45 000 miles Chris, named after wildlife presenter Chris Packham, revealed overwintering in Angola for the first time.

Lions trap hyena inside a dead elephant

The African Impact Mara Naboisho Volunteer Project recently had an incredible encounter in the Mara Naboisho Conservancy when a group of lions trapped a hyena inside the carcass of a dead elephant.

Bird calls by Sonto Tembe

A video with Sonto Tembe, a ranger who has worked for more than 30 years at Ndumo, as he performs some impressive bird calls.

A baby black zebra

A baby black zebra is been seen in the northwestern area of the Okavango Delta – a very rare sighting, that has tourists keen to have a look

Invention makes peace with the lions

In the Maasai community where 13-year-old Richard Turere lives, cattle are all-important. But lion attacks were growing more frequent. In this short, inspiring talk, the young inventor shares the solar-powered solution he designed to safely scare the lions away.

The cutest charging elephant calf!

This video shows a young elephant calf charging a vehicle and then very quickly realising that this might not be such a good idea after all.

Rhino horn trade conference “tells it like it is”

The controversial OSCAP conference, entitled ‘Risk Assessment of Rhino Horn Trade’ ended yesterday on a positive note. The participants agreed to work together to ensure that all South Africans were made aware of the risks associated with legalising rhino horn trade.

‘Living wall’ fences save lions in Tanzania

A new low-tech solution is helping eliminate an age-old problem in northern Tanzania – the conflict between predators and farmers. Living walls are keeping livestock safe from attacks by big cats, and the cats safe from Masai spears.

Heart of the bushveld at Marakele National Park

Scott Ramsay visits Marakele National Park in the Waterberg region of South Africa. This is the heartland of the bushveld habitat, and in winter it can seem a little dreary, but in summer, the land comes alive.

Diving with dinosaurs

We go diving with cow sharks; a shark with very few modern adaptations that makes them one of the closest links we have to dinosaurs.