1. G

    Any interest in a wildlife- and outdoors-focused Discord server for SA?

    I recently started up the "Wildlife & Outdoors Chat" server - the idea behind it is for nature fans to discuss relevant topics, share sighting photos, post talk & event links, organise meetups, and even for snake rescuers like myself to show us their captures. If you like this idea, you can...
  2. RyanBrothwell

    Electrocution of endangered Cape Vultures probed

    The Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT) and Eskom are probing the electrocution of approximately 49 endangered Cape Vultures along power lines in the Eastern Cape town of Elliot at the weekend. EWT energy programme manager, Constant Hoogstad, said they were addressing “the devastating situation”...
  3. RyanBrothwell

    Baboon shot after attacking child on KZN farm

    A baboon which attacked and badly wounded a 6-year-old boy on a farm in Richmond, KwaZulu-Natal was shot and killed on the same day. Seluleko Xaba is receiving treatment in a Pietermaritzburg hospital for severe lacerations to his buttocks and back after the animal attacked him at his family...
  4. RyanBrothwell

    Elusive Beaufort West lion heads for the hills

    A helicopter is being used to try and find an elusive lion which escaped from the Karoo National Park near Beaufort West and is heading for the hills. Using an electronic collar, the lion was last tracked 20km south-west of the park. It is understood that the cat is a serial escape artist...
  5. LazyLion

    Five arrested for Rhino Poaching

    Five men were arrested for allegedly killing five rhino in the Hluhluwe area, KwaZulu-Natal police said on Monday. The men, aged between 20 and 64, were arrested on Saturday after police received a tip-off, Captain Thulani Zwane said. The rhino were poached this month. Two rifles and 93...
  6. LazyLion

    SA Farmers involved in Big Cat Smuggling

    South African lion breeders are allegedly part of an illegal network that smuggles lion and cheetah cubs from Botswana to stock local farms, The Times reported on Monday. The newspaper reported that at least five South African lion farmers were mentioned in an investigation into cases where...
  7. LazyLion

    No Fly Zones considered to curb Rhino Poaching

    Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife is considering making KwaZulu-Natal's game reserves no fly zones for private aircraft to help curb rhino poaching, CEO Bandile Mkhize said on Wednesday. Poachers had resorted to sophisticated tactics, such as using silencers on their guns and helicopters at night, Mkhize...
  8. LazyLion

    Limpopo man killed by Hippo

    A man has been killed by a hippo near a dam at Inkwazi Farm in the Modjadjiskloof area in Limpopo, it was reported on Thursday. Farmworker Colman Rahlaga, 35, was believed to have been walking alone near the dam around 2am on Sunday when he was attacked, Warrant Officer Kamedi Seshoka told...
  9. LazyLion

    Hippo Kills Chinese Tourist in Kenya!

    A Chinese tourist has been killed by a hippopotamus near Lake Naivasha in Kenya's Great Riff Valley, medics said on Monday. The woman, said to be in her 30s, was attacked by a hippo mother after trying to take photos of a baby hippo, the Standard newspaper reported. Wildlife officials shot...
  10. LazyLion

    Five Arrests over Stolen Ostrich Feathers

    Five people will appear in the Oudtshoorn Magistrate's Court on Wednesday for allegedly stripping feathers off live ostriches, Western Cape police said. Captain Malcolm Pojie said the group, aged 20 to 28, were arrested in Oudtshoorn on Monday morning. "They are supposed to appear in court...
  11. LazyLion

    Rhino 'Syndicate Head' Attacks Journo

    A former policeman accused of being the head of a rhino horn smuggling syndicate attacked a journalist when he appeared in the Middelburg court, The Citizen reported on Friday. Moments after Middelburg Observer journalist Jana Boshoff took a photo of Joseph Nyalungu he hit her with documents...
  12. LazyLion

    Three Rhino Poachers Shot Dead in Kruger

    http://www.africam.com/wildlife/rhino_poachers_shot_dead_kruger Funny, I don't see the report yet on the SAPA feed.... But great news anyway!
  13. LazyLion

    Jaws or Coils for Impala

    A young impala found itself between a rock and a hard place as it watched a hyena approaching while in the coils of a python, Beeld reported on Wednesday. "It was an unbelievably dramatic incident, but one that again shows the harsh reality of nature," said Jack Hutchinson, manager of the...
  14. LazyLion

    Monster Crocodile Shot in Australia

    A 4.5-metre crocodile shot after menacing children was so heavy a digger was needed to load it onto a pick-up truck, news reports from Australia's far-north city of Darwin said Tuesday. Northern Territory Parks and Wildlife ranger Tommy Nichols supervised the trapping, shooting and loading at...
  15. LazyLion

    Wildlife Trade Body to Take Sharks Off the Menu

    The world's main body regulating trade in wildlife moved Monday to provide five shark species with greater protection against overfishing driven primarily by demand for fin soup in Asia and shark steaks in Europe. The oceanic whitetip, three hammerhead species and the porbeagle won the...
  16. J

    Apes take a liking to tablet apps

    Apps for Apes brings tablets to primates Apes have taken a liking to stimulating apps, after tablets have been incorporated into primates’ activities.
  17. LazyLion

    BBC's Frozen Planet Accused of Misleading Viewers

    http://www.iol.co.za/tonight/tv-radio/frozen-planet-is-a-damp-squib-1.1197525 How do you feel having viewed the Program, that some of the footage was not shot in the wild, but was actually shot in a Zoo? Do you think they were trying to mislead the audience? How do you feel about Nature...
  18. S

    Wildlife filmmaker Chris Palmer shows that animals are often set up to succeed.

    From, The Washington Post. I've always been a fan of wildlife shows, especially National Geographic. After having read this article, I'm not sure if I ever care to watch another. Suppose I shouldn't be suprised, but it's really disappointing.
  19. theratman

    Snapper Stripped Of Prize Over 'Fake' Wolf Pic