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Why playful cubs ruin mom’s plans to hunt Pumba

Mangosteen trees were silhouetted against a red sunrise and spurfowl were calling outside our tent in Botswana’s Okavango Delta. We’d heard lions roaring overnight and would soon be setting out [...]

Paint your nails – save the rhinos

In order to highlight this year’s World Rhino Day on 22 September, tour operator, Acacia Africa will be supporting Save the Rhino International’s ‘Nail it for Rhinos’ campaign on its [...]

Wildlife photographer Greg du Toit: ‘Hunting animals can be very pragmatic’

A renowned African wildlife photographer is perhaps the last person you’d suspect to be in favour of hunting wild animals. But 2013 BBC World Wildlife Photographer of the Year Greg [...]

After spending 15 years in exile, lions are finally returning to Rwanda

Lions are returning to Rwanda for the first time since the imperilled animal was wiped out in the wake of the country’s 1994 genocide. Seven lions are settling into their new [...]

People in South Africa waddle 130km for endemic penguin species

Raising awareness of African penguins’ fight for existence is a tormenting business. Photojournalist Linda Markovina discovered as much while walking the equivalent of three marathons in one week along the coast of South Africa’s Western Cape. [...]

10 fascinating facts about the pangolin

The pangolin holds one of the most undesirable titles imaginable: that of the world’s most trafficked animal. The scaly anteater’s body parts are sold in China and Vietnam as a [...]

Botswana speaks: The do’s and don’ts of taking drones on safari

An admission: 99% of this article is don’ts. Drones are a contentious subject to many, especially safari-goers. Camera-carrying unmanned helicopters can get tourists the perfect shot – but they can [...]

Cape Town artist illuminates plight of Table Mountain’s endemic species with roadside spectacle

A Cape Town artist is gaining international attention after installing an eye-catching series of glowing animals along a South African highway. The Endemic Project is an immersive visual-audio installation dotted along a [...]

Conservationists are planning to fly 1,000 orphaned white rhinos from South Africa to Texas

A Texas-based conservation organisation is proposing a radical rescue effort that could see 1,000 orphaned white rhinos transported over 9,000 miles from South Africa to South Texas. The Exotic Wildlife Association [...]

Earth’s last male Northern white rhino placed under 24-hour armed guard

The world’s only remaining male northern white rhino has been placed under 24-hour armed guard in a last ditch attempt to stave off poachers and save the species.

Help us #SaveInongwe

Recently we celebrated World Rhino Day. An annual event held on 22 September, the date brings people together from across the globe in a bid to save these loveable members [...]

Walk with rangers to protect Africa’s wildlife

Join Raabia Hawa, Ijema Funan and Moses Sinkoi on their walk to save Africa’s wildlife! This iconic 15-day trek will take you through the wilds of Tanzania and Kenya, and [...]

Top 3 at-risk animal species in Africa

1. Rhino – The price per pound for rhino horn is valued at $29 500 + (worth more than gold or cocaine). – The total world rhino population has drastically [...]