Listening to Silence — Impala’s grazing!

A herd of impala browses on low scrub next to my vehicle. Every now and then one glances up, and her huge obsidian eyes reflect the setting sun. The dominant male, a studly impala ram who has won his harem from other males, snorts twice with a spitting sound phaah, phaah. He chases first one […]

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Cheetahs being forced into near extinction in all of their African domains…

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Collection of hides, shooting to clear farmland, killing by lions (themselves under siege), habitat destruction and just poor wildlife management by countries little able to manage themselves are all adding to the pressure on the world’s  remaining 7000 or so cheetahs in the wild. Certain subspecies have all but vanished already.

Cheetahs have joined a long list of at risk species in Africa, such as elephants, rhinoceros, lions, giraffe and a host of other unique animals only found on the African continent.