Definitely one of the hottest and most humid days we’ve experienced here at Satara in the Kruger National Park since arriving two weeks ago, so we spent a lot more time resting in the shade (at Timbavati picnic spot, in camp, in the hide at the Sweni waterhole and the elevated view-point at Nwanetsi) and […]

via Satara Summer – Day 15 (2019/12/19) — de Wets Wild

Create, Conserve, Protect… The Monarch butterfly migration is a phenomenon, mainly across North America, where millions of Monarchs (Danaus plexippus) migrate from the United States and Canada to mountains in central Mexico, where they wait out the winter until conditions favor a return flight in the spring. Eastern Monarchs spend summers east of the Rocky Mountain […]

via Bring Back the Monarchs — Backyard Blooms Farm

The bodies of at least 28 hippopotamuses have been found in Ethiopia’s national park in the southwest of the country, local media reported Monday. The semi-aquatic mammals died in the Gibe Sheleko National Park, a part of the Gibe River, local broadcaster FANA said. Behirwa Mega, head of the park told FANA that the animals died between April 14 and 21 and that the cause of their deaths is presently unknown. The Gibe Sheleko National Park, was only established in 2011, is reportedly […]

via At least 28 hippos found dead in Ethiopia’s national park — FOX2now.com

In the Daily Monitor of 2019-08-21, Charles Onyango-Obbo narrates how hippos that once roamed Jinja have disappeared, thanks to the colonial efforts to transform Jinja into an industrial area and population growth. He finds this incomprehensible but more to that and even more captivating, elephants too roamed Jinja, at least until 1950s (see picture). These […]

via Elephants too, roamed Jinja and shared its golf course with hippos — Laban Musinguzi Lab

More than 500 endangered vultures died after eating three dead elephants whose carcasses were poisoned by poachers, the Botswana government said in a statement Thursday. The 537 vultures and two tawny eagles were found dead in one of the country’s protected wildlife management areas (WMA) in the eastern Central District. Among the animals killed were 468 white-backed vultures, 28 hooded vultures, 17 white-headed vultures, 14 lappet-faced vultures and 10 cape vultures. All are classified as either endangered or critically endangered by […]

via More than 500 endangered vultures die after eating poisoned elephant carcasses — FOX59

Guy Gorney, 64, of Manhattan, Illinois, is identified as the hunter in a shocking video who killed a sleeping lion Gomey shot the lion whilst it was asleep; waking after the first shot and then taking another 2 shots from his gun before it was killed. He made the pathetic excuse for killing the […]

via USA: Waste of Space Gutless Trophy Hunter Guy Gorney of Illinois Shoots a SLEEPING Lion – and Claims He Did It To ‘Save Zebras’ ! — World Animals Voice

U.N. Report: 1 Million Species at Risk of Extinction MAY 06, 2019 An alarming new report by a panel of leading scientists warns that human activity is causing the disappearance and deterioration of wildlife at a rate that could represent an existential threat to humanity within our lifetimes. The United Nations’ Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on […]

via Over a million species would or could die –and too soon — Eslkevin’s Blog