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Natural history

The birth of a pangolin

This is Roxy, the most amazing mama Cape pangolin in the whole world.

Natural history

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

Natural history

11 Interesting Facts about Sociable Weavers

Sociable weavers build massive colonial nests that hang 4m high in trees and telephone posts throughout the arid regions of Southern Africa

Opinion Editorial

Is walking with lions good conservation? Probably not.

Is walking with lions good for conservation? NO, despite what slick marketing material and convincing volunteers and promoters may tell you

Natural history

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 …


The front line of lion conservation

Eventually a shout from below, and a sad find. A young lion, killed by Maasai spears. Her claws, tail and ears are gone – prizes

Natural history, News

Scientists discover new giant mole-rat in Africa

The world’s newest species of mole-rat: Caroline’s mole-rat (Fukomys vandewoestijneae) has been identified in Zambia by scientists


10 ways to say ‘hello’ to a South African

Even though many South Africans speak English, that doesn’t mean you’ll always understand us. With a lot of local slang,  South African English has a flavour of its own, borrowing from Afrikaans and the country’s eleven official languages. Even the greeting hello has many layers to it. By MzansiGirl. Here are 10 ways to say …

News, Poaching

Former NBA star Yao Ming stands up to poaching

Former NBA player and Chinese icon, Yao Ming, launches a major public awareness campaign about consumption of rhino horn and ivory in China

Botswana, Ethiopia, Zambia

Safari photography in Ethiopia, Zambia & Botswana

Safari photography does not get better than this delicious gallery of people from Ethiopia, Botswana and Zambia

Hunting, News

Maasai people locked out of Loliondo

Loliondo the Maasai community concession and wildlife destinations is in the spotlight as locals clash with trophy hunting companies

Morocco, Photo Galleries

Stunning Morrocan images by Award Winning Photographer Dmitri Markine

Exceptional images of Morocco by award-winning photographer Dmitri Markine will have you planning your next safari with Africa Geographic

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