US zoos now plan to import baby elephants from Zimbabwe, undeterred by the international furore over their 2016 import of 18 wild elephants from Swaziland. The US Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) media liaison,
Elephant poaching on the increase in Botswana. Recently the carcass of a 40-year old elephant bull was found in Ngamiland, northern Botswana, partly covered with still green Mopane bushes and half of its skull hacked away by poachers to remove its tusks. The bull was killed during full moon two days earlier.
To mark #WorldElephantDay, the Conservation Action Trust held a symbolic burning of tusks at the Blaauwberg Nature Reserve and I was invited to be there. Handcrafted by local wire-workers, they reminded that a tusk has no value,
Botswana. – An elephant approaches a tree near Camp Xakanaxa in the Moremi Game Reserve. Read: Botswana’s Okavango Delta. With Desert & Delta and #FlyAirlink and for more on how to get there have a
I’ve had the great privilege of visiting The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Elephant Orphanage in Nairobi a couple of times. Here incredible work is being done in rescuing and rehabilitating orphaned elephants and rhinos. There are
Kenya. – It’s about 5pm on a beautiful afternoon in Nairobi and I’m standing with a group of visitors waiting for the baby elephants to arrive back from the park where they’ve spent the day.
Kenya. – One elephant is poached every 15 minutes for its ivory. A harsh reality. For Africa Month I talked to Expresso Morning Show – SABC 3 about my time spent in Kenya, my visit
There’s nothing like an African Safari. One where a qualified ranger takes you across vast green plains and over rolling hills in search of game. Not quite knowing what you will meet as you round