ARTICLES RELATING TO WILDLIFE

The prince and the pangolin: William joins fight to save this shy little critter

2019-05-15 07:34

Prince William has joined the fight to end wildlife crime, which includes protecting the pangolin from horrific poaching and illegal trade that is driving them to extinction.

Botswana president likens elephants to European migrants

2019-04-16 20:44

The president of Botswana, the nation with the world’s largest elephant population, likened the country’s travails with its numerous pachyderms to the number of Africans who have migrated to Europe to find a better life.

High-tech helicopter, drone to help find missing Karoo lion

2019-03-08 15:52

The search for a missing lion from a Karoo park is set to step up a gear as a company deploys a high-tech helicopter.

'New' killer whales have moved to South Africa - and are feasting on local great white sharks

2019-02-05 14:09

There has been a dramatic decline in shark numbers in Cape Town.

Hong Kong failing to tackle wildlife smuggling epidemic - study

2019-01-23 06:44

Hong Kong must do more to crack down on illegal wildlife smuggling by ending legal loopholes and lenient sentences, conservation groups said, as they detailed the city's role in the lucrative trade.

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Watch: I swam with seals in Cape Town - here's what it's like to play with the 'puppies of the ocean'

But you need to brave the freezing Atlantic.

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14 hilarious winners from this year's Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards

2018-11-21 07:06

This year's coveted awards range from dancing bears to peeking owls.

Earth's wild animal population plummets 60% in 44 years - WWF

2018-10-31 08:21

"Runaway consumption" has decimated global wildlife, triggered a mass extinction and exhausted Earth's capacity to accommodate humanity's expanding appetites, the global conservation group WWF warned.

Mountain goats in the US had to be airlifted to a new home after developing a taste for human urine and sweat

2018-10-07 18:59

Mountain goats at Olympic National Park in Washington developed a taste for human urine and sweat. Rangers captured, blindfolded and airlifted 114 goats to a new home.

Watch: Pablo Escobar’s sex-crazed cocaine hippos are causing mayhem

2018-09-07 16:06

Cocaine trafficker Pablo Escobar's hippos are making trouble.

 

Here’s how canned South African lions are advertised to UK hunters – for up to R780,000 each

2019-04-29 12:56

UK politician Lord Ashcroft wants to embarrass the South African government into banning canned lion hunting – and started with a front-page splash in a major British newspaper with details of the "year long" investigation named Project Simba that he funded.

A British supermarket is facing boycott calls for trying to keep out birds from South Africa

2019-03-16 10:29

Bird-lovers are up in arms after a Tesco in Norwich in the UK put up netting to prevent swallows nesting above shopping trolleys – after travelling more than 8,000 kilometres from South Africa to do so.

The densest known population of this African wild cat now lives right next door to Sasol’s industrial Mordor

2019-02-06 16:52

Researchers spent four years documenting the elusive serval found on a protected reserve used as a buffer zone around the Sasol plant in Secunda – not exactly a place you'd think hospitable to predators by the looks of it.

Giraffe stranded on river island in Kruger Park dies

2019-02-04 11:13

A giraffe which got stuck on a small island in the middle of the Olifants River in the Kruger National Park has died, SANParks says.

Wildlife

2019-01-04 06:47

Wildlife is composed with such elegance and empathy that it actually feels like a novel with its keen sense of time and place and characters as rich as the Montana landscape.

Malaysia torches 2.8 tonnes of African pangolin scales

2018-12-07 06:52

Malaysia torched nearly three tonnes of seized scales of endangered pangolins worth $9m in a bid to deter illegal wildlife trafficking from Africa.

China is building a 'Panda Capital' that's 110 times the size of Disneyland

2018-11-02 06:22

The panda park is also expected to attract more visitors than Disneyland — around 20 million people annually.

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WATCH: Cheeky Sabi Sabi elephant grazes on tree from resort roof

Forget about a cat on a hot tin roof - why not try an elephant for size? And no, your eyes are not deceiving you - there is indeed an elephant bull on this roof.

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Shocking must-see videos of SA wildlife - from hippos flattening cars to lions popping tyres

The founder of a massive wildflife YouTube channel shares his favourite videos.

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This is the R4 million buffalo Cyril Ramaphosa just sold - along with R15 million in other game, including rare Ugandan cattle

2018-09-05 08:21

President Cyril Ramaphosa sold R19.7 million in rare game and cattle through his stud farm Phala Phala.

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