Unpacking the impact the lion trade has on South Africa’s tourism industry and what we as citizens can do to protect our wildlife.
Africa’s frank natural beauty has begun like an enchantment. Mikumi National Park is still a kilometre away but we have seen tens of antelopes and a gently beautiful Masai giraffe on the way already! With my cousin who has been gracious to bring me to Africa saying, “You deserve a break,” there are two Polish […]
Kris Everatt was tracking lion prides as part of his conservation research in Mozambique’s Limpopo National Park when he came across dozens of dead vultures near a waterhole. As he walked closer to the waterhole, he saw the mutilated bodies of three lions. Their faces and paws were missing. “I’d never seen a lion with […]
When talking about “game-viewing”, most people immediately have images of Africa’s iconic Big Five flashing through their minds. And of course our recent trips to the Kruger National Park did not disappoint at all when it came to these most charismatic of African mammals, as well as many other furry creatures great and small. This […]
The northern parts of the Kruger National Park suffers from an inaccurate perception that predators there are fewer and harder to find, and consequently that part of the Park sees far fewer visitors than the area south of the Olifants River. It’s a self-fulfilling prophecy – fewer people looking for predators means fewer people finding […]
An Edmonton-area couple, Carolyn & Darren Carter, drew heavy criticism for a recent photo that shows them kissing behind a beautiful, large, dead male lion that they had apparently shot. The couple had ben on a recent trophy-hunting safari in Africa, and they apparently make their living as taxidermists.
There seems to be quite a few people who think killing for fun is a good thing to do, and most like to brag about in their selfie photos.
It is estimated that only about 20,000 lions remain in the wild n Africa, only 6000 of these are males — leaving a small gene pool to populate future generations.
Do you dream of the ultimate safari experience? Escaping to one of the most natural locations in the world whilst viewing zebras galloping across the plains, troupes of Monkeys grooming and playing and hearing the roar of the Lion is one of the most exquisite ways to spend a holiday. Kruger National Park Each year […]