Autumn Adventure – You “musth” give way to this giant! — de Wets Wild

Well, we’re back home in Pretoria after a wonderful two weeks exploring the iSimangaliso Wetland Park and Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park. Lots of stories to tell you in the coming weeks about our trip, and we’re going to start with a sequence of photo’s from yesterday’s drive through the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park to Memorial Gate on our way […]

Autumn Adventure – You “musth” give way to this giant! — de Wets Wild

Autumn Adventure – Elephants: Cape Vidal’s Highway Patrol — de Wets Wild

Over the years we’ve visited Cape Vidal, in the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, many times – our most recent visit was the twelfth time I had been there – but up until this latest visit we’ve only had one fleeting sighting of an Elephant there before. Seeing them so frequently this time around was therefore a […]

Autumn Adventure – Elephants: Cape Vidal’s Highway Patrol — de Wets Wild

Waters in the Okavango Delta — Jet Eliot

The Okavango Delta is an inland delta in southern Africa, with waters formed by seasonal flooding. When the water is here, wildlife abound. More info: Okavango Delta Wikipedia. Hippos and Elephants, Botswana The Delta is flat and vast, covering 5,800 square miles (15,000 sq. km.); on the edge of the Kalahari Desert. We visited this […]

Waters in the Okavango Delta — Jet Eliot

Sri Lanka elephants: ‘Record number’ of deaths in 2019 — Natural History Wanderings

The BBC reports A record number of elephants – 361 – have died in Sri Lanka during 2019, environmental groups say. It is highest figure of elephant deaths to be reported since Sri Lanka became independent in 1948, conservationists said. Most were killed by people. There are an estimated 7,500 wild elephants in Sri Lanka. Killing […]

Sri Lanka elephants: ‘Record number’ of deaths in 2019 — Natural History Wanderings

Studying up before my Kenyan Safari! — Wild Open Eye – Natural Vision, News from Wild Open Eye

Magnificent Maasai Mara! Bring full batteries and empty memory cards. Paxton images photo and copyright. When the Sun rises over the great mosaic of grassland and Acacia trees of Kenya’s Maasai Mara, as it has done since the dawn of mankind, the experienced eyes of wildlife rangers are alert for signs of poaching activities that […]

Studying up before my Safari! — Wild Open Eye – Natural Vision, News from Wild Open Eye

Appetite fears in north-east Nigeria as meandering elephants stomp on crops — KRISHNA KUMAR SINGH

A crowd of many elephants that have gotten back to north-east Nigeria are under danger from jihadist gatherings and progressively in struggle with a large number of displaced people whose crops they have stomped on weeks before reap. In excess of 250 elephants wandered a month ago from Chad and Cameroon into Kala-Balge, a locale […]

Appetite fears in north-east Nigeria as meandering elephants stomp on crops — KRISHNA KUMAR SINGH

Summertide Diary: Hyenas versus Elephant — de Wets Wild

Yesterday we promised you more photos of the fascinating interaction between the Spotted Hyenas and Elephant at Hapoor Dam in Addo Elephant National Park, and here they are. When we arrived on the scene, the hyenas were quite far from the road and only barely visible without binoculars (or a 300mm camera lens). We could […]

Summertide Diary: Hyenas versus Elephant — de Wets Wild

Summertide Diary: Spending time with hungry elephants — de Wets Wild

I can’t think of another reserve in South Africa where the elephants are quite so relaxed around humans and their vehicles as they are in the Addo Elephant National Park. Of course this allows visitors to observe up close just how dexterously elephants use their trunks – and feet! – to uproot even tiny morsels […]

Summertide Diary: Spending time with hungry elephants — de Wets Wild

Summertide Diary: Spending time with hungry elephants — de Wets Wild

I can’t think of another reserve in South Africa where the elephants are quite so relaxed around humans and their vehicles as they are in the Addo Elephant National Park. Of course this allows visitors to observe up close just how dexterously elephants use their trunks – and feet! – to uproot even tiny morsels […]

Summertide Diary: Spending time with hungry elephants — de Wets Wild

Appetite fears in north-east Nigeria as meandering elephants stomp on crops — KRISHNA KUMAR SINGH

A crowd of many elephants that have gotten back to north-east Nigeria are under danger from jihadist gatherings and progressively in struggle with a large number of displaced people whose crops they have stomped on weeks before reap. In excess of 250 elephants wandered a month ago from Chad and Cameroon into Kala-Balge, a locale […]

Appetite fears in north-east Nigeria as meandering elephants stomp on crops — KRISHNA KUMAR SINGH