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Trophy hunted: Namibian desert-adapted lion – here are the facts

Trophy hunt: a male desert-adapted lion has been hunted amidst suspicious circumstances – we ask questions of MEFT

Opinion Editorial


Kruger rhino population update; Makgadikgadi’s archaeological magic; Mara secret-season safari; & the banks fuelling endangered animal trade – this week with AG

Decoding science

Archaeological magic in Makgadikgadi

Archaeological sites in the Makgadikgadi salt pans reveal how ancient humans used black silcrete formed from lake mud to make tools


Kruger rhino population update – the losses continue

Rhino populations in Kruger National Park continue to decline despite innovative strategies implemented to prevent rhino poaching

Opinion Editorial


East vs Southern African safari; the animal toll of electric fences; combination Big-5, chimp & gorilla safari; and Africa’s deadliest cat – this week with AG

Decoding science, Human-wildlife conflict

“Shock” value – the animal toll of electric fences

What is the animal toll of electric fences? Safeguarding protected and wild areas comes at the expense of countless wildlife, says research

Opinion Editorial


The cheetahs of southern Tanzania; Botswana’s salt pans; how you can save lions; two island-style tropical breaks, and the savannah’s hierarchy of fear – this week with AG

Botswana, Salt Pans

Botswana’s salt pans

Botswana’s salt pans, including Makgadikgadi Pan, are of the largest on earth. The site of zebra migrations, the pans are an epic safari spot

Decoding science, Natural history

The cheetahs of southern Tanzania

A new study, aimed at aiding the conservation of Tanzania’s cheetahs, reveals the secrets of the cheetahs of the Ruaha-Rungwa ecosystem

Opinion Editorial


The hybrid elephants of Kibale; Lake Manyara NP; a new pangolin; and a prime-season safari to Botswana at a special early-bird rate – this week with AG


Lake Manyara National Park

Lake Manyara, home to millions of migratory flamingos & high elephant densities, is the perfect base from which to start your Tanzanian safari

Decoding science, Natural history

The hybrid elephants of Kibale – new research on how to distinguish types of African elephant

A new study from Kibale has laid the groundwork to distinguish between forest/savannah elephant hybrids and different elephant species

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