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Category "Wildlife"

    Meet Zimbabwe’s vegetarian crocodiles

Meet Zimbabwe’s vegetarian crocodiles

Crocodiles are some of the most feared predators in Africa, ruthless reptiles renowned for tearing their prey to pieces before swallowing hunks of meat raw. But in the baking sun at Nyanyana crocodile farm on the shores of Zimbabwe's Lake Kariba, feeding time has a surreal edge as the beasts nibble [...]

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    National park where rampant poaching thrives as rogue KWS officers go scot free

National park where rampant poaching thrives as rogue KWS officers go scot free

Kenya:  As the country grapples with the poaching menace, The Standard has learnt that Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) officials are involved in the vice. Multiple sources interviewed by The Standard reveal poachers are working in cahoots with KWS personnel, from the top-most to the rangers, to send signals to poachers on [...]

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UWA digs trenches around Murchison Park

MURCHISON FALLS - Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) has embarked on digging trenches around Murchison Falls National Park to prevent elephants from straying into the villages. The move follows the death of three men killed by elephants recently in Oyam district. “We are digging trenches around the Murchison Falls National Park to stop [...]

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Tourists find Kruger National Park rhino stumbling in pain after horn is hacked off

  Tourists find Kruger National Park rhino stumbling in pain after horn is hacked off

Evidence of the brutality of poachers in South Africa has surfaced once again with a shocking video of another badly mutilated rhino in Kruger National Park. SANParks intensified its search for [...]

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Another Bwindi gorilla dies

  Another Bwindi gorilla dies

Another dominant gorilla in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Southwestern Uganda has died in the space of one month, according to a statement from the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA). “It is sad [...]

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Wanton killing of wildlife a serious security threat

  Wanton killing of wildlife a serious security threat

Kenya: Wildlife crime has reached crisis point. Illegal trading in ivory has more than doubled since 2007. The poaching of rhinos has increased 50 times. Rhino horn, selling for thousands of [...]

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Canada boosts KWS anti-poaching kitty with Sh160m

  Canada boosts KWS anti-poaching kitty with Sh160m

Kenya: The Canadian Government has committed a Sh160 million ($2 million) emergency fund to Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) to combat international wildlife trafficking. The cash is set to build the capacity of [...]

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Researchers discover 10,000 community of chimpanzees in war-torn Africa have been eating LEOPARDS

  Researchers discover 10,000 community of chimpanzees in war-torn Africa have been eating LEOPARDS

Researchers in Africa have discovered a huge population of 'unusually large' chimps who feast on leopards and giant snails in what is being described as the continent's 'last untouched wilderness'. The [...]

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Taking it lion down: Kenyan rangers fit predators with GPS to prevent them from being slaughtered by Maasai herdsmen

  Taking it lion down: Kenyan rangers fit predators with GPS to prevent them from being slaughtered by Maasai herdsmen

Kenyan wildlife rangers are fitting lions with GPS collars to prevent them from being slaughtered by Maasai herdsmen. Livestock farmers track and kill the predators to avenge the loss of animals, [...]

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