Historically, the Cape Mountain Zebra occurred widely in the mountainous areas of what today is South Africa’s Eastern, Western and Northern Cape Provinces. With the settlement of Europeans in these areas, and the consequent increase in competition for grazing with their livestock as well as uncontrolled hunting, the numbers of the zebras started plummeting. With […]
For such an arid area – average rainfall measures around 200mm per annum – the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park is home to an astonishing variety of wildlife. Apart from a wide variety of desert-adapted plants and invertebrates, the Park’s lists boast 62 kinds of mammals, 274 species of bird (of which 78 are resident throughout the […]
This 4 November 2018 video is called Tswapong | Botswana‘s Wild Kingdoms | Wild Things Documentary.
South African Airways: Stop Transporting Ivory and Other Hunting Trophies Sign Now https://www.thepetitionsite.com/de/takeaction/869/376/721/ When Teresa visited the Nyungwe Forest National Park in Rwanda recently, she was surprised to see no elephants. A ranger told her it was because there are essentially no more elephants to be seen in the National Park. The poaching of these […]
The lions are by the big tree in the middle background which is like crazy. Reading this week: Capital in the Twenty-First Century by Thomas Piketty (wow it’s good) The Last Train to Zona Verde by Paul Theroux Zen in the Art of Archery by Eugen Herrigel So, hot on the heels of going to […]
A curious thought and only satisfied when you know where to get one. It is strange how a childhood fascination with Leviathans never leaves the imagination or the eager anticipation of a day at the Zoo. As if to prove I have never grown up, retirement has given the opportunity to indulge and what better […]
Our trip to Serengeti National Park was highly anticipated by our group for one reason – elephants. We saw a group of elephants in Ngorongoro Crater, but they were too far away to get good pictures of. Since then, we hadn’t seen any other elephants. Everyone was hoping that we’d see a huge herd of […]