Who is the King of the Jungle? (Is it Tarzan?)

Who is the King of the Jungle Is it Tarzan

Yahoo news posted a beautiful gallery of photos capture by Gordon Donovan visiting Namibia’s Etosha National Park the previous year. Donovan witnessed a skirmish between three lions and a group of elephants over a watering hole, the two species desperately fighting for the previous liquid in a 116 degree heat. Who won? Check out the full article and gallery Right Here!


Africa’s Giraffes Slaughtered by Poachers


In another sad tale of endengaring various species in Africa, TakePart reported an increase in poaching of Giraffes. The executive director of the Giraffe Conservation Foundation Julian Fennessy explained the phenomenon is on the rise and giraffes really do not get “the attention they deserve.” The worst are the regions of Keny,a Tanzania and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Read the full articleHere!


Baby Elephant Survives an Attack by 14 Lions

At the Zambia’s Norman Carr Safaris Chinzombo Camp, a poor little baby elephant strays from his mother to find himself surrounded by 14 lions. Despite the unfortunate odds, the elephant managed to escape into safety after a few struggles.


Big money in South African game breeding

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Yahoo News just reported a very interesting yet disheartening story about the truth of South African game breeding. As it turns out, many of the elite in the country can bring in millions of dollars by raising rare game such as buffalo, stable antelope, impala or wildbeest. The deputy president of South Africa, for instance, made over $2 million selling just three of his white-flanked impala at a bidding auction. Some say raising game is even more profitable than investing in stock or property.

The full article can be found here


Baby elephant challenges a water buffalo

At the watering hole in South Africa’s Addo Elephant National Park, a baby elephant learned a valuable lesson when he attempted to intimidate a much bigger buffalo. The elephant lifted its head with ears out to send a strong message, but the buffalo did not give in. Instead, he headbutted the smaller creature, sending him flying into the air. Surprisingly, the other elephants did not seem to be too frazzled by the event, but the little calf thankfully was not hurt.

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The original story and full gallery can be seen at The Mirror


The gruesome truths behind Elephant Poaching

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Huffington Post just put up a great and heartbreaking article about the true effects of elephant poaching:

Elephants are extraordinary animals. They’re super smart and emotional, and their relationships are complex. They’ve been known to show compassion, empathy, altruism, self-awareness and grief. People the world over love elephants; some even worship them.

But these majestic creatures are also one of the planet’s most threatened. African elephants, for instance, are being driven to extinction by poaching, killed en masse for their magnificent tusks. “I could take you tomorrow to a park and show you fresh carcasses. It’s a tidal wave of destruction flooding across the continent,” long-time ranger and conservationist Rory Young told The Huffington Post last month. “Ivory is beautiful. The problem is, we just can’t do this anymore.”

Read the full article Here.


Elephants photo drunk on native fruit at South Africa’s Singita Sabi Sand

The abundance of the Marula fruit around Singita Sabi Sand, South Africa, this winter proved to be a great excuse for some elephants to party. Like apples on the ground, Marula fruit ferment after they fall off a tree. An African legend describes the results, and these photos provide the evidence, showing the massive pachyderms as they get hammered. In fact, eyewitnesses described the elephants stumbling, falling over and otherwise displaying signs of boozing familiar to humans.

Read full story at: Yahoo News