ARTICLES RELATING TO SANPARKS

Sylvester finds new home

2016-05-26 18:04

Sylvester, the lion that escaped twice from Karoo National Park in the past year is being moved to Addo.

Karoo lion caught after latest escape

2016-03-31 18:02

A runaway lion who may be euthanased after repeatedly escaping from Karoo National Park has been re-captured.

Safety measures in place to capture Sylvester the lion - SANParks

2016-03-30 16:24

SANParks has assured the public that measures are in place to capture a lion that escaped from the Karoo National Park earlier this week, and that euthanising it would be a last resort.

Drought hits KNP

2016-02-01 18:33

Officials in Kruger park are anticipating the deaths of some animals because of a drought afflicting the region.

Foot and Mouth vaccinations almost done

2015-12-20 15:25

All cattle in Matiani and four surrounding villages will be vaccinated against foot and mouth disease as authorities work to contain an outbreak in the area.

Simon's Town fire investigation more complicated than a 'crime scene'

2015-11-26 15:40

An arson investigator says it is difficult, but not impossible, to find clues as to how the devastating fire in Simon's Town started.

We'll take action against illegal waste dumping in Kruger - SANParks

2015-11-10 15:28

South African conservation authorities have expressed concerns about contractors irresponsibly dumping waste materials in the iconic Kruger National Park.

Fire out of control on Cape Town's Devil's Peak - SANParks

2015-09-24 21:34

A large fire is burning on Devil's Peak mountain, part of the Table Mountain National Park in Cape Town, SANParks says.

Kruger migrating rhino to safe havens

2015-08-04 21:33

As a helicopter hovers above, men emerge from the bush, using rope to haul a one-ton male white rhino they have sedated with a dart fired from the air.

Tourism, safety MECs to meet over Table Mountain attacks

2015-07-21 17:46

While MECs are set to meet over a spate of attacks on tourists and hikers on Table Mountain, statistics show that contact crime has dropped by half in the last five years.

 

‘Extremely skittish’ lion Sylvester given space to settle down

2016-04-03 08:56

Sylvester the lion will have minimal human contact for now so he can settle down at a boma in the Karoo National Park after his second escape, SANParks says.

Two African lions on the loose

2016-03-30 20:01

Kenyan officials have killed a lion after it strayed from a national park and attacked a man, while searchers in locally are looking for a lion that escaped for the second time since last year.

Lion on the loose in Beaufort West

2016-03-28 21:50

A search is under way in Beaufort West for a lion that escaped from the Karoo National Park, the South African National Parks says.

Two suspected poachers killed in Kruger National Park

2016-01-13 21:57

Two suspected poachers were killed by game rangers in the Kruger National Park after refusing to surrender, Sanparks has said.

Kruger Park visitors warned of violent protests

2015-12-18 18:41

Tourists visiting the Kruger National Park have been warned to be cautious after protesters at the Palabora Mining Company and other mines pelted cars with stones and burnt some vehicles.

Simon’s Town fire may have been started deliberately

2015-11-20 13:16

A SANParks spokesperson says there are suspicions the fire that engulfed the southern Cape peninsula this week may have been started deliberately.

KNP gets new chief ranger

2015-11-04 16:34

A new chief ranger has been appointed at Kruger National Park with the huge task of stemming record levels of rhino poaching.

Suspected poacher's claims of sexual assault investigated

2015-09-09 13:56

The South African National Parks has denied any knowledge of a police case against Kruger National Park rangers accused of sticking a rifle up a rhino poaching suspect's anus, but police say an investigation has been opened.

We have 'innovative' ideas to keep Cape mountain users safe - MEC

2015-07-27 19:15

Using social media, technology, tour guides, cameras and drones in different ways are some of the proposals to make mountains safer in the Western Cape, Tourism MEC Alan Winde says.

Tracking Cape Town's urban caracals

2015-07-17 11:24

One of Cape Town's caracals died this week while crossing a busy freeway. Its death provides interesting data for a research project on how these animals act in an urban area.

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