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Baby Elephant Discovers the Hard Way That Walking Too Close to Mum Can Be Hazardous
Animals  (tags: africa, national park, wildife, wild animals, elephants, hazardous to walk to close, endangered, extinction, protection )

- 1912 days ago -
She may have managed to keep up with her mother's enormous strides, but this baby elephant appears to have come a little close for comfort. Heading up the trail of her brothers and sisters, the unsuspecting elephant got dumped on, quite literally, by
DNA Tests Suggest Mountain Gorilla Population 'Shrunk'
Animals  (tags: africa, wildlife, wild animals, big apes, mountain gorillas, population in peril, endangered, extinction, protection )

- 1915 days ago -
One of the most endangered species of gorillas could be in greater peril than previously thought.Experts could have to scale back their estimates of how many mountain gorillas are left in the wild after a new survey cut numbers in one of their main habita
Pictured: The Abandoned Baby Rhino Afraid to Leave His Keeper's Side
Animals  (tags: africa, wildlife, wild animals, black rhino calf, Maalim, endangered, extinction, protection )

- 1916 days ago -
Cute Maalim the rescued black rhinoceros calf trots after his keeper all day, scared to let him out of his sight. Not yet one-month-old and still too weak to even climb a simple low wall, Maalim is under 24-hour care and supervision. He was named aft
From Tusk Till Dawn: The Stunning Round-the-Clock Footage of An Elephant Family's Fortunes
Animals  (tags: africa, Kenya's Samburu Reserve, wildlife, wild animals, elephnats, endangered, extinction, protection )

- 1916 days ago -
Harmattan is living on the edge of her nerves. Her teenage son Buster is straying away from home and picking fights with local gangs. Younger daughter, Breeze, is desperate for more independence, but Harmattan is still haunted by the death of her midd
British Kill Entire Elephant Herd
Animals  (tags: africa, wildlife, wild animals, elephants, cull, massive, endangered, extinction, slaughter, suffering, sadness, protection )

- 1918 days ago -
BRITISH hunters, including a prominent Harley Street surgeon, have been paying the Zimbabwean authorities thousands of pounds each to take part in a mass elephant cull. They are among groups of hunters who have been permitted to track and kill whole h
Battle Steps Up to Save World's Elephants
Animals  (tags: africa, wildlife, wild animals, elephants, poachers, automatic weapons, endangered, extinction, humans, protection, suffering, slaughter )

- 1920 days ago -
In Chad, the ivory poachers have upgraded to automatic weapons. Having bolstered the population at this "last stand for elephants" in central Africa, the Wildlife Conservation Society estimated recently that the numbers had dropped again, from 3500 to
Poachers Become the Poached in Shark Infested Waters
Animals  (tags: africa, marine wildlife, sharks, great whites, poachers, eaten by sharks, endangered, extinction, habitat, humans, protection )

- 1922 days ago -
Sharks may be threatening the safety of Australian swimmers with three attacks since Sunday, but in South Africa it is the most desperate people who are getting munched by great whites. At Gansbaai, west of Capetown, unemployed people dive into shark i
Bloody Assault Against SA Rhinos
Animals  (tags: africa, wildlife, wild animals, rhino's, poaching, illegal, endangered, extinction, slaughter, suffering, sadness, protection )

- 1924 days ago -
At least 76 white and black rhinos were killed by poachers in South Africa's reserves, national parks and on private land last year, illustrating the sudden bloody assault on the country's rhino populations for their valuable horns - but the figure could
Zimbabwe Troops 'Eat Elephants'
Animals  (tags: africa, wildlife, wild animals, elephants, soldiers, eating elephants, endangered, extinction, humans, protection )

- 1927 days ago -
Zimbabwean soldiers are being given elephant meat for their rations, a wildlife campaigner has told the BBC. Jonny Rodrigues from the Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force said that several soldiers had complained to him that was the only meat they were gi
Leucistic Zebra
Animals  (tags: africa, wildlife, wild animals, zebras, Leucism, pigmentation, endangered, extinction, protection )

- 1927 days ago -
This picture was taken by one of our readers in Tanzania. While not as dramatic as some leucistic animals, this zebra does show a marked difference to other zebras around in that the stripes are much lighter than normal. Leucism (or Leukism) Leucism
Angola Antelope Risks Extinction
Animals  (tags: africa, wildlife, wild animals, Giant Sable Antelope, endangered, extinction, protection, slaughter, humans )

- 1928 days ago -
Malange - Angola's Giant Sable Antelope, a national symbol, is threatened with extinction by poachers after barely surviving three decades of war, the head of a conservation project said. An estimated 200 of the long-horned animals remain in Angola, a
Guard Dogs Save Namibian Cheetahs `
Animals  (tags: africa, wildlife, animals, dogs, live stock, cheetahs, protection )

- 1932 days ago -
A scheme using dogs to protect sheep and goats from attack by wild animals in Namibia is proving so successful that it has been exported to Kenya. With their livestock safe from attack, farmers no longer feel the need to hunt cheetahs and leopards.
Virunga Mountain Gorillas Seen By Rangers for First Time in Over a Year
Animals  (tags: africa, virunga park, wildlife, wild animals, mountain gorillas, sighting, endangered, extinction, habitat, humans, protection )

- 1941 days ago -
December 2008. Mountain gorillas in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have been seen by park rangers for the first time since the rangers were forced out of areas of Virunga National Park by Laurent Nkunda's rebel army 15 months ago. Virunga Na
Forgotten Mozambique Forest Yields 3 New Species of Butterfly and a New Snake
Animals  (tags: africa, wildlife, wild animals, new discoveries, species )

- 1944 days ago -
December 2008. Scientists based at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (RBG Kew) have led the first expedition to the previously unmapped Mount Mabu in northern Mozambique, funded by the Darwin Initiative. The expedition is part of RBG Kew's ongoing work with
Dame Jane Goodall: Lady and the Chimps
Animals  (tags: africa, wildlife, wild animals, jane goodall, apes )

- 1950 days ago -
Dr Dame Jane Goodall was a debutante dabbling in secretarial work when she suddenly moved to Africa to study chimpanzees. Fifty years, five professorships, 24 degrees and 61 awards later, she tells Sabine Durrant all about her life in the bush - and what

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