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Mountain gorillas on the rise in Bwindi, Uganda!

The mountain gorilla is the only great ape with an increasing population despite continuous pressure on its habitat – latest population stats

Natural history

Nothing like a good grooming – Ethiopia style!

A highly amusing account of our safari guru Christian Boix being groomed by a Gelada monkey in the Simien Mountains of Ethiopia

Natural history

Leopard toad alert

The threatened western leopard toad needs drastic help during its short breeding season in the depths of the Cape Town winter

Natural history

24 hours in paradise: a game count in Zimbabwe

Volunteers conduct an annual game count in Zimbabwe’s stunning Hwange National Park every year – renowned author Tony Park tells us more

Natural history

The legend of the Mapogo lions

Sadistic tyrants or protective fathers? The legend of the Mapogo lions lives on many years after their disappearance

Human-wildlife conflict, Natural history, Poaching

Caracals count too: mesopredator research in the Cederberg

The caracal, or rooikat, is a beautiful but much persecuted (by farmers) wild cat that inhabits a range of habitats – including farmland


The boy with sapphire eyes

This photo of the boy with sapphire eyes has caused much doubts about it’s authenticity (it’s real) and debate about ethnicity

Natural history

Rare spotless cheetah sighted in Kenya

A rare spotless cheetah has again been seen in Kenya; 90 years since the last time this colour morph was seen in the wild

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