Blog posts in Monitor Diaries

Elephant Breeding Herd sniffs us out!

The basic unit of elephant society is a stable family group of closely related adult females with young of various ages. Each herd is usually led by the oldest female – the matriarch. She...
07 Sep 2017 | Wildlife ACT
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10 Easy Steps to Make a Difference in the World

Many people making small changes = huge impact Our wildlife is being decimated. We’ve lost over 6200 rhinos to poachers since 2007; 40 000 elephants are killed each year; the pangolin population is...
13 Jul 2017 | Wildlife ACT
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In Memory of Crossroads Pack

I thought I would post this in memory of a pack of Wild Dogs known as Crossroads Pack that used to roam Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park. Crossroads Pack was special to many people. Very sadly, on 5 August...
23 Jan 2017 | Wildlife ACT
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Megabats: Wahlberg’s Epauletted Fruit Bat

Wahlberg’s Epauletted Fruit Bat (or Epomophorus Wahlbergi) is a species of megabat (Megachiroptera/Yinpterochiroptera) of the Pteropodidae family. These delightful creatures were found hanging in...
05 Oct 2016 | Wildlife ACT
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Wild Animal Facts

Do you enjoy wild animal facts? Here are a few fascinating factoids about some of everyone’s favourite wild African animals. Elephants have the largest ears of any animal in the world. All the...
20 May 2016 | Wildlife ACT
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Snare Hunting: What’s the Catch?

In many parts of Africa wire snare hunting is the preferred method for poaching wild antelope. Tens of thousands of animals lose their lives to snare hunting every year, and unfortunately some...
19 May 2016 | Wildlife ACT
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Allogrooming Vervet Monkeys

ALLOGROOMING: I’ll groom you if you groom me Many social animals groom each other – an activity known as social, mutual or allogrooming. Allogrooming in primates serves (among other...
21 Jan 2016 | Wildlife ACT
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