Blog posts for August 2018

Somkhanda Welcomes Four New Lion Cubs

On 29 May the Somkhanda Game Reserve priority species monitoring team heard the sound of very young lion cubs vocalising close to what was thought to perhaps be a den site. “For the next two months...
24 Aug 2018 | Wildlife ACT
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Rhino Dehorning Explained

Rhino dehorning is not a pleasant thing to witness. Just the mention of it evokes a sense of brutality. It is a sad reality that in order to help save rhino species from the threat of poaching, the...
20 Aug 2018 | Wildlife ACT
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African Wildlife Volunteering for Over 50’s

It Began With the Stars It was still dark and quiet in the early morning hours and the remote campsite in Zululand, South Africa was illuminated only by the soft radiance of the Milky Way galaxy. The...
13 Aug 2018 | Wildlife ACT
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Mature Wildlife Volunteer Projects in Africa

“The lion is next to the truck,” our monitor whispered. Slowly, I raised my head and sure enough there was the lion we had been tracking for two days. I pulled my head back into the vehicle and...
13 Aug 2018 | Wildlife ACT
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Elephant Poaching Incident Report

A recent report from Elephants Without Borders has detailed a sighting of 48 elephant carcasses in a single day whilst flying over an unnamed region of Botswana, currently believed to be one of...
06 Aug 2018 | Wildlife ACT
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