4 Animals Who Are Better At April Fool’s Day Than You!

Here are 4 practical jokers whose pranks are really the bee’s knees: 1. Elephants A herd of elephants gave rangers at the Thula Thula wildlife reserve...

Plans Underway to Transfer Northern White Rhino Embryos to Surrogates

In August 2019, a team of scientists and conservationists broke new ground in saving the northern white rhinoceros from extinction. They harvested eggs from...

Kenya’s Food Security Threatened by Locust Infestation

A desert locust infestation- the worst in 25 years- is spreading through Northern Kenya after wreaking havoc in Somalia and Ethiopia, posing a significant...

Cassin’s Hawk-Eagle Sighting on Mt Kenya

By Nick Trent Mount Kenya, August 4, 2019 – The Cassin’s Hawk-Eagle, formerly classified as Spizaetus africanus, and more recently as Aquila africanus, is a small but robustly...

Kenya to Propose Total Ban of Ivory Trade at CITES Conference

Nairobi, July 31 – The next triennial meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of...

Best of Two Worlds on Safari

By Santiago Legarre One time I went out on a game drive in the Maasai Mara. As we drove by the Mara River, it was...

The Leopard: Lost and Found

By Santiago Legarre One cold July morning of 2019 I left Basecamp Masai Mara very early with Dennis, a new and eager Maasai guide. As...

African Ranger Awards: Feting Wardens while Enabling Traffickers?

By Karl Ammann When researching the illegal wildlife trade, very often some tentacles lead back to South Africa.  Not only when it comes to rhino...

The Ostrich and the Emu

By Filip Lazar The ostrich and the emu are two of the most interesting birds on earth. Their abilities are fascinating. They have...

One of the last ‘giant tusker’ elephants killed

Photo: tsavotrust.org Satao Giant Tusker to whom Satao II  One of Africa's rare giant tusker elephants has been killed by poachers in Tsavo...

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