Posts – Wildlife

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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A bush affair…

Gavin Gillham, a security adviser for the United Nations from Pretoria, shares some of his wildlife photographs.

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In Search of the African Lion

Relive your safari or visits to the African bush with a magnificent new coffee table book called In Search of the African Lion. You won’t be able to put it down ...

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Dolphin stampede off the Cape Town coastline

A film and photographic crew view a super-pod of dolphins off the coast of Cape Town.

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Collective genius

Did you know about an obstinacy of buffalo? A sneak of weasels? A romp of otters? A shrewdness of monkeys? And my current favourite, an implausibility of wildebeest?

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The summer swizzler

There is no sound in southern Africa that announces the arrival of summer more confidently than the busy, swizzling song of a southern masked-weaver.

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Roadside steenbok

With all the private game reserves springing up around the country, it’s possible to have free game drives in certain areas just by driving along side roads.

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How penguins are like rhinos

Last week South African National Parks released a touching little picture of 46 African penguins taking a few tentative webbed steps into the sea. They had been rescued, underweight and dehydrated, and sent to penguin sanctuaries to be fattened up a little.

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Lion Sands – living up to its reputation

The Sabi Sand Reserve, adjacent to Kruger National Park, is world famous for its game—especially the Big 5. But it’s also home to some of South Africa’s finest private game lodges. Lion Sands is one of these.

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