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 »
Blog posts: Animal stories
It’s what gave the springbok its name; ‘pronking’ is the typical leaping we see as we watch these huge herds of antelope migrating through the Kalahari. These energetic spurts send them hurtling 4 metres into the air, spontaneously and without pattern. Most amusingly, it is said that aside from showing off their strength and aptitude, springboks are merely jumping for joy!
Robert Obree spotted this caracal (rooikat) yesterday morning on a pre-work ride to the Block House on Table Mountain. An incredibly rare sighting.
National Geographic photographer Paul Nicklen relates a thrilling encounter with a leopard seal in the icy waters of the far south.
Scientists have discovered the ninth species of shark known to ‘walk’ across the ocean floor: if we can call it ‘walking’.
A man from New Zealand was recently ‘held captive’ on an island for two weeks by a giant saltwater crocodile.
A Chinese zoo has come under fire for disguising a hairy dog as a lion. The supposed African lion was exposed as a fraud when its substitute, a Tibetan mastiff was heard barking.
The deaths of two kids killed by a python in Canada, and the documentary Blackfish about a homicidal killer-whale once again brings to light the dangers of keeping predatory animals in captivity.
These two awesome wildlife videos will make your day: cheeky springbok getting up close and personal with a camera, and a ground squirrel with an appetite.
Putting on my big girl wetsuit and conquering a fifteen-year phobia – cage diving to come face to face with a great white shark.