Every sighting of a hippo is an absolute thrill. They have that huge 1.5 ton body on short, stubby legs, topped by a bulbous face with little eyes and tiny ears. Zambia, located in the central lower third of Africa, is home to the world’s largest population of wild hippos. Found only in Africa, […]

via Hippos of Zambia — Jet Eliot


(As featured on Panthera’s Field Notes blog, http://www.panthera.org) During the first 18 months of their lives, cheetah cubs learn the essential skills for hunting and how to be a cheetah from their mums. They rely on their mothers for food and protection against other predators during these vital and precarious months. Then, they reach maturity, […]

via Cheetah Game of Thrones — To Infinity and Beyond

Africa’s Big Five!

It is a pleasure to share highlights of the classic “Big Five” animals of the African savannah: leopard, elephant, lion, rhinoceros, and buffalo. Here are a few personal experiences I have had with the Big Five. In an earlier era they were so-named because they were the five most challenging animals to shoot. Fortunately, […]

via African Safari: The Big Five — Jet Eliot