Breaking: US Fish and Wildlife Service issues stronger protections for African elephants

By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block Today, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service finalized critical trade protections for African elephants. Serious threats such as poaching, habitat encroachment and climate change continue to imperil this endangered species; African elephants have suffered a severe population decline over the last 100 years. The new rule under the Endangered […]

New Pack of African Wild Dogs Released onto uMkhuze

NEWS: A new pack of African Wild Dog has been released onto the uMkhuze Section of iSimangaliso Wetland Park in KwaZulu-Natal. The pack was successfully released from the Reserve’s predator boma at the end of May this year, after a two-year period of their absence. During this two-year period, the Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife management team […]

African Wild Dog Puppies for Two Packs on Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park

Some exciting news from our monitoring team on Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park – two new litters of African Wild Dog puppies have been spotted for the first time since their mother started denning earlier this winter. The pups have remained elusive for the last three months, but the team was lucky enough to be in the right […]

Brutal killing of African elephant highlights need to end trophy hunting

By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block We have just learned about a heartless and illegal hunt that took the life of a male elephant in South Africa’s Limpopo province earlier this month. Here’s what we know at this point: The hunting party consisted of a trophy hunting client, a hunting guide, a reserve representative and […]

The Importance of Conserving African Wild Dogs

“African Wild Dogs are one of the iconic predators in the African ecosystem. Conserving African Wild Dogs is important, not only for the essential ecosystem services they perform, but also for their unique aesthetic beauty as well as the incredible family bonds and intelligence they portray as they energetically move or hunt through the landscape.” […]

Scientists rush to create vaccine for world’s biggest animal disease outbreak | African swine fever

Tucked between motorways in the west of the city, the drab brick building belonging to Madrid’s Complutense University stretches the length of a football pitch. Inside, a series of sterile laboratories – capable of handling the world’s most dangerous pathogens – can be found along a brightly lit hallway. This is the frontline of the […]

Does African Wild Dog Make a Good Pet?

The African wild dog pet is a highly intelligent and social animal. Its Latin name, Lycaon pictus, means “painted wolf-like animal.” An African wild dog’s colourful patchy coat is mottled in shades of brown, black and beige. It has large, rounded bat-like tail ears and dark brown circles around its eyes. all these Specifications which […]

Featured Animal: African Elephant – Animal Fact Guide

Meet our Featured Animal: the African elephant! Here are five fun facts about African elephants: Weighing up to 6000 kg (6.6 tons) and measuring up to 3.3 m (10 ft.) at the shoulder, the African elephant is the world’s largest land mammal. Both male and female elephants possess tusks, which are modified incisor teeth. On […]

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