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Rhino Auctions to Be Held in S. Africa as Poachers Plague Park
Offbeat  (tags: Rhinos, South Africa, china, Vietnam, rhino horn, poachers, auction )

Scooby
- 80 days ago - mobile.bloomberg.com
South African National Parks plans to auction rhinos this year as part of a plan to create protected populations of the endangered animals away from the Kruger National Park, an area the size of Israel where they are being poached.
Rescue Dog Kisses Cute Cheetah
Offbeat  (tags: animals, dogs, Jack Russell, cheetah cubs, South Africa, pets, society, wildlife, world )

Lone
- 137 days ago - ca.news.yahoo.com
A Jack Russell shows no fear as she licks cleans the face of a female cheetah. The best friends are both based at the Cheetah Experience big cat centre in Bloemfontein, South Africa.
South Africa Cannibal: Gugulethu Man 'Ate Love Rival's Heart'
Offbeat  (tags: Gugulethu man, cannibalism, South Africa )

Ray
- 188 days ago - bbc.co.uk
South African police have arrested a man they found using a knife and fork to eat the heart of his ex-girlfriend's new lover.
The Pioneering Woman the World Forgot
Offbeat  (tags: black-empowerment movement, ANC, South Africa )

Ray
- 191 days ago - bbc.co.uk
The name Nokutela Dube is not well known - but a century ago she made a big contribution to South Africa's black-empowerment movement helping to form the country we know today.
Outrage Over Sign Language Interpreter At Madiba Memorial
Offbeat  (tags: mandela, sign language, fake, South Africa, memorial service, deaf )

Naoko
- 375 days ago - sabreakingnews.co.za
While millions across the globe were inspired and moved by speeches made at former President Nelson Mandela's memorial service on Tuesday, the international deaf community expressed outrage over what they say was a fake sign language interpreter.
Anonymous Plans 5th November Action in Cape Town, Joburg & Durban
Offbeat  (tags: Million Mask March, South Africa, Nov 5th, world, interesting, culture, pictures, photos, news, performance )

Roxy
- 487 days ago - htxt.co.za
South Africans who claim affiliation with hacking collective Anonymous say it will be - they're organising actions in South Africa's three main cities to coincide with a global 'Million Mask March' on Guy Fawkes day
Happy Birthday and Anniversary, Tata Madiba
Offbeat  (tags: Nelson Mandela, Birthday, anniversary, Graca Machel, Madiba, South Africa, Good News, Celebration )

Rosemary
- 520 days ago - sowetanlive.co.za
When Nelson Mandela turns 95 on Thursday he will also mark 15 years of marriage to Graca Machel, who throughout his hospitalisation has wooed a nation with her dignified poise.
Zoo Claims to Have World's First Live-Tweeting Badger
Offbeat  (tags: zoo, South Africa, motion-sensor technology, badger, humans, bizarre, interesting, tweeting, messages )

Giana
- 529 days ago - grindtv.com
South Africa facility uses motion-sensor technology to allow critter named BG to issue relevant messages in real time; he has 6,000-plus followers.
Meet a Little Girl and Boy Who Have Grown Up Alongside Cheetahs - PawNation
Offbeat  (tags: wildlife, children, pets, cheetahs, pictures, south africa )

Barb
- 588 days ago - pawnation.com
Siblings can always be a little crazy, but these ones are truly wild. According to the Daily Mail U.K., a litte boy and girl from South Africa have grown up with two cheetahs as part of their family.
Artisit Inspires Communities With Graffiti Art VIDEO
Offbeat  (tags: art, graffiti, inspire, south africa, arts, children, culture, design, interesting, photos, pictures )

Lindsey
- 1160 days ago - happynews.com
In South Africa, a graffiti artist uses the street as his canvas to inspire communities with every brushstroke.
Mystical Big Cats at Home in South African Environmental Hotspot
Offbeat  (tags: white lions, controversy, recessive genes, south africa, wildife )

Simone
- 1206 days ago - voanews.com
Yet while the white lion is undoubtedly one of the world's most mythical creatures, it's also one of the most controversial.
'Big Cats' Make a Comeback in South Africa
Offbeat  (tags: big cats, reserves, parks, south africa, surival, endangered, populations, recovering )

Simone
- 1206 days ago - voanews.com
South African game reserves reestablish leopard and cheetah populations in an area where the predators once thrived
Breeding Unusually Coloured Animals Condemned By Wildlife Experts
Offbeat  (tags: wildlife experts, controversy, white lions, south africa, unnatural, protects )

Simone
- 1272 days ago - telegraph.co.uk
A South African trend for breeding unusually coloured animals such as white lions has been condemned by wildlife experts as bad for the natural species.
DR. GERHARD STEENKAMP: THE DENTIST FOR VERY BIG CATS
Offbeat  (tags: big cats, south africa, dentist, expert, surgeries, tigers )

Simone
- 1318 days ago - fadedtribune.com
Meet Dr. Gerhard Steenkamp, South Africa's only big game dental expert. From rare white lions to giant Bengal tigers, Dr. Steenkamp is the go to man to save big cats and animals with the use of a scalpel and drill
Dramatic Rescue of Mare and Foal From Floodwaters
Offbeat  (tags: wild mare and foal, stranded, floodwaters, south africa, rescue mission, safe )

Simone
- 1443 days ago - horsetalk.co.nz
A wild mare and foal trapped by swirling floodwaters for three days have been saved in a dramatic rescue operation organised by South Africa's SPCA
 

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