The rapid rising of elephant deaths due to poaching in Africa make a tuskless carcass a familiar sight. Behind the protective boundaries of the Moremi Game Reserve, photographer Rory Bruins came across the remains of a giant elephant, dignified in death with its tusks in place.
Blog posts: Wildlife
These uncrowded, affordable national parks and nature reserves in South Africa are some of the country’s best, and are worthy of a weekend visit.
If things don’t go quite how you hope on Valentine’s Day, take comfort in knowing it could be a lot worse. You could be one of these weird creatures.
A giraffe walks into a restaurant… No, really.
The Chobe River, which flows through Botswana, is one of the best places to see the greatest elephants herds in Africa. Here’s why …
Much has been documented about the Ross Pride of lions, a mega-pride which reigned supreme in the Klaserie Private Nature Reserve between 2006 – 2008. A series of tragic events led the pride to splinter and the numbers began to dwindle. What was once a strong and dominant pride was fast becoming weak, much to… Read more »
Becoming a game ranger is ideal for those wanting to pursue a conservation related career, but it does require quite a versatile skill set. Being a ranger does project the facade of being quite a glamorous career. After all, you spend your time socialising, driving rugged outdoor vehicles and tracking wildlife in pristine reserves. Do… Read more »
In December, the familiar starkness of the Central Kalahari Game Reserve is transformed into what is known as the Green Desert. A mass migration of zebras and wildebeest, among other ungulates, flock to the nourished land after the rains have begun. Here, they give birth to the calves and fawns they have been incubating through the drought, and visitors to the park witness what can only be described as a baby boom.
Before you set out to spend your entire bonus on Christmas gifts for humans, have a look at which wildlife charities can also do with a little support.
Bullied by bigger cats, shot by farmers and subject to low genetic variation; cheetah’s fight for survival is up against the worst. Yet it has overcome the odds as the lowest ranking large carnivore to earn its spots as a specialised, adaptable predator. Here’s how.