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Weird and wonderful Madagascar

Madagascar is a place like no other. It’s like mother nature went into a frenzy during some secret experiments in the basement and then tried to hide away the resulting bizarre assortment of flora and fauna on this magical island.

Up close and personal with wild dogs

This blogger was on a walking safari along the Selinda Spillway in Botswana when she had an up-close and personal encounter with a pack of wild dogs.

Meet your cousin: the bonobo

Bonobos are our closest living relatives along with chimpanzees, find out some interesting facts about their lifestyles and social structures here.

Melissa Bachman’s lion hunt – the latest

Melissa Bachman has sparked international outrage after posting a picture on social media, boasting publicly about killing a magnificent male lion in the Maroi Conservancy in South Africa.

Croc attacks elephant

Ian Salisbury managed to capture a sight that not many people will ever see; a crocodile attack on a big bull elephant! See the photos here.

The legend of the fairy circles

Mysterious fairy circles occur in a thin stretch of land that traverses the vast Namib – hundreds upon hundreds of mysterious fairy circles

Snared elephant – report back

A young, snared elephant bull would have been put down were it not for Elephants Without Border’s help. Photos of the bull and news on his recovery here.

Lions and baboon play chicken

A photo series of a baboon playing chicken with a lion. The chacma baboon was stuck in a tree with the lions waiting for him at the bottom when he attempted his escape…

It’s a bird-eat-bird world

Bird-on-bird action as a pearl-spotted owlet catches a lovebird and proceeds to butcher and devour it in a Windhoek, Namibia garden

The mighty springbok migration

Gert van der Merwe’s personal account of the great springbok migration is told in Lawrence G. Green’s book Karoo. Towards the end of the 19th century, Gert’s family moved their sheep and cattle between decent grazing lands, helped by their shepherds and a San wagon leader who must have previously experienced the migration. “The trek …

Pygmies of Mount Gorongosa

At the edge of the rainforest near the top of the mountain, Naskrecki spotted a shape that was unexpected – Gorongosa pygmy chameleon!

Dramatic elephant rescue

Written by: Christina Carr at Norman Carr Safaris Most conservationists believe that man should not meddle with the natural order and that we should allow nature to run her course however cruel or grim it seems to be. We agree on the whole, unless a wildlife problem has been created by man (for instance in …

Hyena Men

This series of disturbing and yet fascinating images from photographers Pieter Hugo and Adetokunbo Abiola in their book The Hyena & Other Men

The Naked Baboon

Photos by Ann Warner These pictures were taken outside the complex of the Caribbea Bay Hotel, Lake Kariba in Zimbabwe. Says Ann Warner: “We were coming back to the hotel about 4.30pm in the afternoon, when I could not believe my eyes and asked my husband to stop the car. Sitting on a rock was …

Zambia Hunting Ban Update

On Wednesday the Zambian government held a stakeholders meeting in Lusaka in an attempt to thrash out some of the issues surrounding the crisis within the local trophy hunting industry. Chaired by the Vice-President (VP), Dr Guy Scott, those in attendance included a cross-section of hunters, wildlife managers, eco-tourism consultants, outside observers, government personnel and …

Fingers Off the Trigger: Zambia Cancels All Trophy Hunting Licences

Towards the end of last week Zambian wildlife authorities suspended the tender process for hunting concessions and cancelled all hunting licences for the foreseeable future. According to sources and local news reports, Minister of Tourism and Arts Sylvia Masebo has based her decision on corruption and malpractices between the hunting companies and various government departments. …