Posts – Wildlife

On the catwalk ... with Ranger Diaries

South Africa’s big cats – leopard, lion and cheetah – are a photographer’s dream. Take a look at some incredible images from rangers in the field.

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The wild dogs of Mkhuze Game Reserve

  • January 15, 2013

In December, I spent a few days with the WildlifeACT rangers and volunteers at Mkhuze Game Reserve in Zululand, who are dedicated to tracking and monitoring African painted dogs on the reserve, making sure they’re safe and, more importantly, snare-free.

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An elephant mourns its dead brother

It’s not a myth – elephants do mourn their dead, as a recent visit to Madikwe Game Reserve showed. A young elephant chased off the lions feeding on the body of his dead brother and then quietly grieved.

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Baby time in the bush

On a recent day trip to the Kruger National Park, I was thrilled to see baby impala lying, feeding and frolicking among the bright green grass – a sure sign that the halcyon days of summer in the Lowveld have arrived.

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It’s for the birds!

BirdLife South Africa is the first BirdLife organisation in the world to produce its own magazine. This gorgeous glossy is for anyone who loves birds, feeds them or goes looking for them. Whether you’re just a beginner or a twitcher, African Birdlife will put you into the picture.

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Affordable getaways – Haaspoort Private Nature Reserve

Haaspoort Private Nature Reserve in the Klein Winterhoek Mountains, not far from Port Elizabeth, offers a luxury experience that’s easier on the pocket that most bush lodges.

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The leopard and the porcupine: A photo story

What seemed to be a normal game drive turned out to be one of the rarely seen moments in the wild. This is a story of a hungry leopard and a defiant porcupine.

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Giant birds that roar

Ostriches are truly very odd birds. Or maybe we only notice because they are so very large.

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Ever seen a painted wolf?

  • November 07, 2012 by Kate Rau

Sightings of wild dogs are very rare. So imagine how lucky we were to get to see a whole pack, including pups.

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Dogs vs poachers

In the Sabi Sand Reserve next to the Kruger National Park, dogs are being deployed to combat rhino poachers.

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