I took a R289, 4-day train ride between Zambia and Tanzania, and even though it was delayed by an entire day, I'd do it again

2020-02-15 12:58

The TAZARA is claimed to be among the world's most scenic train rides — and a unique way to have an inexpensive African safari.

This adorable possum is very sorry for wrecking an Australian professor's office

2020-01-24 17:36

Bree Blakeman thought someone had broken into her office before finding a possum in her work space. The possum has since become an internet sensation.

Monkeys munching on McDonald's and more of the year's best nature photos

2019-12-16 09:33

Prize-winning pictures show animals and humans are a lot alike — and the animal kingdom never ceases to amaze.

Most popular wildlife photos of the year show mice duking it out in the London Underground and a baby leopard carrying an anaconda

2019-12-06 10:06

Front-runners in the 2019 Wildlife Photographer of the Year people's choice awards showcase bonds between pairs of mates and mothers and babies.

15 photos that show what love looks like in the animal kingdom

2019-11-13 15:43

From playful scuffles to furry nuzzles, here are photos of animals that will make you feel warm and fuzzy.

Campaigners outraged as Zimbabwe exports more than 30 baby elephants to Chinese zoos

2019-10-25 09:04

The shipment is in defiance of a vote at the August meeting of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora at which a near-total ban on live elephant exports from Zimbabwe and Botswana to zoos was agreed.

100 lashes for wildlife poachers under Islamic law in Indonesia

2019-10-04 10:24

Poachers who threaten endangered orangutans, tigers and other wildlife could receive up to 100 lashes under new rules in Indonesia's Aceh province, which usually reserves whipping for morality crimes under Islamic law.

The battle against wildlife poachers is increasingly high-tech

2019-09-13 16:12

As conservation groups get smarter about technology, so do the poachers they are fighting to stop.

We've killed off more than 50% of forest animals on Earth, a new report found — even more evidence of a 6th mass extinction

2019-08-21 17:26

Forests are our "greatest natural ally in the fight against global warming," said one conservationist.

Tiny, glow-in-the-dark sharks have been discovered in the Gulf of Mexico

2019-07-22 20:53

It is just 14 cm long, and has some unusual features like a pouch that squirts out small puffs of glowing bioluminous fluid clouds.


A photo of mice brawling in a London tube station just won a major photography award

2020-02-12 15:06

The photo won the Wildlife Photographer of the Year's People's Choice Award, and can now be seen at an exhibition in London.

50 stunning wildlife photos that will make you see animals in a whole new light

2020-01-19 07:59

Nature photography competitions collect the best photos of animals from around the world. Here's a selection of photos from five different contests.

A photographer captures giant flocks of birds at the perfect moment so they look like mesmerizing, moving sculptures

2019-12-07 09:55

Flocks of feathered fowl in fantastical shapes are the subject of Catalan photographer Xavi Bou's spellbinding project.

Cops recover 100 rhino horns, four tiger carcasses, guns and ammunition during raids

2019-11-27 22:33

North West police have recovered 100 rhino horns, four tiger carcasses, a tiger skin, weapons and hundreds of rounds of ammunition during raid on two farms in the province.

Tourist critically injured after giraffe falls onto safari vehicle at Kruger National Park

2019-11-10 21:05

A tourist is in a critical condition after a giraffe fell on top of a safari vehicle at the Kruger National Park, according to SA National Parks.

5 wanted rhino poachers arrested in Hazyview

2019-10-05 19:42

Five rhino poachers who were wanted for cases in Kwazulu-Natal have been arrested in Hazyview, Mpumalanga, police say.

A South African photographer captured a once-in-a-lifetime image when a submarine photobombed her shot of a whale in mid air

2019-09-18 17:10

While whales and the submarine are often spotted around these waters, images of the two so close together and in the same frame are rare.

Hunters turn gamekeepers to help Central Africa's threatened wildlife

2019-09-02 15:10

Jean moves deftly through the tangle of roots and branches before waiting for the rainforest to give him a clue.

This emotional wildlife documentary series will connect you with nature

2019-08-09 10:00

'Serengeti', the new wildlife documentary series on BBC Earth (DStv 184) is a departure from any natural history show you've watched before.

PICS: 29 cheetah cubs rescued from wildlife smuggling trade

2019-07-20 10:50

Twenty-nine cheetah cubs, destined to be sold as pets, have been rescued from an illegal smuggling trade in Somaliland.

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