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First wild dog sighting in the Serengeti in 20 years

Jambo rafiki! Just got an incredible email the other day from Uwe Skrzypczak, a professional wildlife photographer currently spending some time in the Serengeti National Park! I am so excited to share with you what he’s experienced lately. Here’s what he has to say: On Friday, we had followed the gnu herds in vain (for over 6 hours) […]

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When ‘mighty’ Pumba the warthog kills Simba

AN EXTREMELY RARE incident between a warthog and a lion… I stumbled across this amazing podcast the other day and thought I just HAD to share it with you guys! It takes place in the Masai Mara and involves two well-known animals of the African bushveld: “Pumba” (the warthog), and “Simba” (the lion). While in the “Lion King” Disney […]

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International spotlight: Zimbabwe rhino poaching court case a turning point?

Conservationists concerned with inconsistent sentencing of poachers! Zimbabwe – This month, Tichaona Mutyairi, a Zimbabwe rhino poacher with the infamous Mazhongwe gang, was sentenced to 17 years in jail after being captured during an exchange of gunfire with the police in October 2009. Although a regional court in the town of Masvingo took a strict […]

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Key differences between crocodiles and alligators – Part Two

Jambo rafiki! More often than not, I’ve seen people getting mixed up between crocodiles and alligators. While they both belong to the Crocodilia order, they are members of two quite separate taxonomic families. Besides, alligators DO NOT live in Africa! The following highlights the major differences between the two species. Jaw Placement Alligator: upper jaw […]

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Key differences between crocodiles and alligators

Jambo rafiki! More often than not, I’ve seen people getting mixed up between crocodiles and alligators. While they both belong to the Crocodilia order, they are members of two quite separate taxonomic families. Besides, alligators DO NOT live in Africa! The following highlights the major differences between the two species. Overview – You can’t see […]

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10 most venomous snakes in Africa – Part Three

Interesting facts about some of Africa’s most dangerous and most venomous snakes! Cape Cobra The Cape Cobra (Naja nivea) has a highly neurotoxic venom believed to be the most potent of all African cobras. Beautiful snake that varies both in colour (from yellow to copper/mahogany coloured and purplish/black) and size (average is 4 feet; can grow […]

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10 most venomous snakes in Africa – Part Two

Interesting facts about some of Africa’s most dangerous and most venomous snakes! Egyptian Cobra The Egyptian Cobra (Naja haje) is most commonly found in Egypt, but is in fact the most widespread of African cobras. Average size is 1.5-2 m, though some can exceed 2.5 m (8 feet) in length. The snake has the third most toxic venom […]

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10 most venomous snakes in Africa

Interesting facts about some of Africa’s most dangerous and most venomous snakes! Black Mamba The Black Mamba (Dendroaspis polylepis) is Africa’s largest venomous snake, reaching an average 2.5 m in length (8 feet). The biggest ones however, can get as long as 4.5 m (14 feet)! It is also the continent’s most feared snake. Extremely aggressive, it will […]

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Is a polar bear worth more than a lion?

Guest Post by Uwe Skrzypczak, German Wildlife Photographer! For most environmentalists and animal rights activists it is an almost blasphemous idea to compare the value of one species with that of another, especially when that value is measured in terms of marketing potential for climate change awareness. In recent years, broad media coverage has turned […]

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When mother gemsbok comes to the rescue

Cheetahs are exceptional hunters and can outrun their prey thanks to outstanding speed and power! Against most species, the cheetah’s pace and agility is usually enough to make a kill. In this video nevertheless, you will soon find out that the gemsbok’s arguments may not necessarily include speed, but it sure can dissuade the majority of predators […]

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How to save a giraffe from a peculiar ordeal

Mitumba Slum is an ordinary township that lies South of Nairobi, near a small airport that accommodates local flights. People in the slum live in harsh conditions, with a monthly income that is one of the poorest in the world. Lately however, the inhabitants of the area experienced an unusual spectacle when a giraffe from the […]

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