Category: WILDLIFE & ENVIRONMENT

The Big Five

The Big Five In Africa, the big five game animals are the African lion, African elephant, cape buffalo, African leopard, and rhinoceros.  The term “big five game” (usually capitalized or quoted as “Big Five”) was coined by big-game hunters and refers to the five most difficult (and dangerous) animals in Africa to hunt on foot.  […]

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Know Your Cheetah

When you are on safari in Africa, the Masai Mara and Serengeti give you the best opportunity to spot a cheetah – the world’s fastest land animal.  Here are some facts you need to know about this amazing cat. The cheetah is the fastest land animal in the world and can reach a top speed […]

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Progress in Prosecuting Poaching Crimes

Despite the fact that poaching has been a problem in Africa since the earliest days of the British East Africa Company, prevention and prosecution are lofty goals still out of reach in most parts of Africa.  Why? Many governments in Africa have for decades added national paramilitary wildlife protection units and new laws and dedicated […]

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Africa’s most fearsome, little seen predator: The Owl

This week Alan takes a close look at one of Africa’s most fearsome, little seen predators. One that strikes with military precision. I can remember being at a birds of prey exhibition. They are quite common in Africa. You often see eagles, hawks and falcons flying and dive-bombing through the air with extraordinary manoeuvrability. These […]

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The Last Male Northern White Rhino

Alan’s blog this week turns attention to a rhino named Sudan – the last of his kind on the planet. I have written extensively about the slaughter of rhino in South Africa recently. Rhino horn fetches enormous amounts of money in Asia, and this relentlessly drives the poaching industry in Africa. Where there is money […]

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Kenya Tourist Board shares

We’re tickled pink to share this week’s animal sighting. A rare glimpse of a pink hippopotamus took place in Kenya’s Maasai Mara National Reserve. Its pink hue is the result of a condition called leucism, which is the loss of partial pigmentation. Although beautiful, the pink coloring on the hippopotamus can be quite dangerous as […]

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A Lion and his pet Wildebeest

A large male lion was lying with a little wildebeest calf between his front paws. The calf was only one or two days old, and was still very much alive. – See more at: Go to url As we approached, the lion got up, picked up the calf, and moved a little further away. – See […]

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