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24

Nov

African Black Rhino: Some Eye-Opening Facts (Infographic)

What comes to mind when you think of a rhino? A large, bad tempered prehistoric looking creature? To some point that might be true, especially considering rhinos have wandered the earth for over 50 million years, yet the rhinos we see today are vastly different to those prehistoric beasts. They have evolved, lived for some […]

African Black Rhino: Some Eye-Opening Facts (Infographic)

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14

Nov

Super Moon: Anything but romantic for rhino conservation

Are you getting ready to watch the super moon tonight? On Monday 14 November, the moon will be the closest to the Earth on a full moon day since 1948. And the next time we are in for this spectacular sight won’t be until 2034. So are you staying up to enjoy some moon gazing? […]

Super Moon: Anything but romantic for rhino conservation

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11

Nov

What we can learn from nature – Lessons in sacrifice, wisdom, tolerance and collaboration

When we’re not sure what to make of things, a very normal thing to do is to turn to people we trust. We ask our families, friends or teachers for advise. But if they don’t have the answers, or we want a truly unbiased perspective, we might look outside our own circle and take some […]

What we can learn from nature – Lessons in sacrifice, wisdom, tolerance and collaboration

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4

Nov

Which Big Five African Animal Are You? – Quiz

Which Big Five African Animal Are You? – Quiz

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27

Oct

ACE the Leopard – The newest member of the predator research study at Chipangali

ACE HR Manager Pam assists in leopard capture-and-collar procedure in Zimbabwe The Chipangali Wildlife Orphanage and Research Centre are not only running a very busy wildlife rehabilitation centre, but are also engaged in a long-term predator study in the Matopos National Park region. The research aims to determine the population size and territories of leopard […]

ACE the Leopard – The newest member of the predator research study at Chipangali

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24

Oct

African Animals: How endangered are they? (Infographic)

Africa is the home to a variety of species of animals, yet whether it’s because of the poaching crisis, loss of habitat, deforestation or simply human greed, there is a large number of species which are on the endangered list. At African Conservation Experience we work in conjunction with a number of conservation projects that […]

African Animals: How endangered are they? (Infographic)

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18

Oct

Scientific study of rehabilitation prospects for orphaned rhino at Care for Wild Africa

Nobody wants wild animals to end up in wildlife rehabilitation centres, sanctuaries or zoos. In an ideal world they should live out their lives in the wild. But as wildlife populations suffer from habitat loss, poaching, poisoning and other manmade infractions, wildlife rehabilitation centres can often be the only option to save individual animals. Most […]

Scientific study of rehabilitation prospects for orphaned rhino at Care for Wild Africa

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26

Jul

Win Free Tickets to the BBC Countryfile Live Event!

 We are excited to be a part of the first BBC Countryfile Live event, which is based within the beautiful grounds of Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire, from the 4 – 7 August 2016! We would love to see some of our past conservation travellers there to have a good chat about conservation and what’s going on […]

Win Free Tickets to the BBC Countryfile Live Event!

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20

Jul

Bad Neighbours – Coming face to face with Human-Wildlife Conflict

How many people would love to live in the countryside, surrounded by nature and wildlife? It’s an idyllic idea – Waking up to the sounds of birds, going to sleep without traffic noise, maybe spotting wildlife from your terrace. And how much more exciting, when your house in the country is in South Africa, and […]

Bad Neighbours – Coming face to face with Human-Wildlife Conflict

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15

Jun

Rhino orphan Thor receives intensive care

It’s been a tough two weeks for black rhino orphan Thor. At the beginning of the month, he sustained injuries from another sub-adult male rhino. The Care for Wild Africa team noticed that Thor was becoming lame in his hind legs and called in the help of veterinary experts. Dr. Johan Marais from ‘Savings the […]

Rhino orphan Thor receives intensive care

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6

Jun

Concerns about Terror Threat in South Africa – Staying Safe

Various news outlets have broadcast that there is an increased threat from terrorism in South Africa. The FCO Travel Advice states that “There is a high threat from terrorism. Attacks could be indiscriminate, including in places visited by foreigners such as shopping areas in Johannesburg and Cape Town.” (6 June 2016) As a measure of […]

Concerns about Terror Threat in South Africa – Staying Safe

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19

May

The Endangered Painted Wild Dog

In aid of Endangered Species Day, we have focussed this blog piece on the wild dog! The African Wild dog (Lycaon pictus), also known as the painted dog, is one of Africa’s most charismatic predators and they certainly have a reputation as the most formidable hunters. Predominantly found in arid or savanna areas, wild dogs […]

The Endangered Painted Wild Dog

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13

May

Wildlife Relocation Success at Chipangali

A few weeks ago we posted about how the team from the Chipangali Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre were involved in various wildlife capture & relocation missions– including the team trapping two serval cats who got on the wrong side of a local farmer by preying on his geese. In this short podcast Chipangali manager Kevin takes […]

Wildlife Relocation Success at Chipangali

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10

May

The Legacy of Cecil the Lion

Should “charismatic” wildlife species have UNESCO World Heritage status? It has been almost exactly ten months to the day that Cecil the Lion was shot by a trophy hunter in Zimbabwe. Yet, despite the usual pattern of short-lived news and even shorter attention spans seen in social media, Cecil’s legacy is enduring. A quick social […]

The Legacy of Cecil the Lion

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6

May

Happy Birthday, Sir David!

David Attenborough is celebrating his 90th birthday on Sunday 8 May! Sir David is arguably one of the greatest living naturalists and an inspiration to many of us. He has probably inspired many of us to travel to Africa in the first place and has taught us so much about wildlife and nature. So we […]

Happy Birthday, Sir David!

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28

Apr

A Special Offer for Veterinary Professionals on World Veterinary Day

Saturday 30 April is World Veterinary Day – A good day to recognise the wonderful work that people in the veterinary professions do for animals worldwide. We work with a number of dedicated and inspiring wildlife vets and wildlife care professionals at our partner conservation projects. In the years that we have worked with them […]

A Special Offer for Veterinary Professionals on World Veterinary Day

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22

Apr

Bulawayo’s Animal Rescue Heroes!

Mammals, reptiles, birds, Chipangali care about all of them! Here’s an update of their heartwarming success stories from the last couple of months: Reptile Release:        At the beginning of March a huge croc was found by local farmers about 50km outside of Bulawayo on the Harare road! The Chipangali Team were called up […]

Bulawayo’s Animal Rescue Heroes!

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21

Apr

New baby rhino arrives at Care for Wild Africa

Another baby rhino arrived at Care for Wild Africa last weekend. Gunshots were heard near one of the gates to Kruger National Park on Saturday night and rangers found the carcass of a female rhino, butchered by poachers. They were not able to find her calf until the next day. By then she had been […]

New baby rhino arrives at Care for Wild Africa

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5

Apr

African Wildlife Vets & Game Capture

  Species: Unpredictable. Mostly buffalo, antelope, occasionally rhino and giraffe. Conservation Impact: Veterinary Medicine, Wildlife Management Project availability: March – September Rhino Rating:   On the African Wildlife Vets & Capture Experience you’ll be teamed up with a South African wildlife vet who works in partnership with a large scale professional wildlife capture and service […]

African Wildlife Vets & Game Capture

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24

Mar

Predator Policy at Chipangali

Kevin Wilson, manager of the Chipangali Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre, responds to the concerns that conscientious volunteers have about predator work in wildlife rehabilitation centres. We applaud any would-be wildlife volunteers who do their research on the credibility of conservation projects, and appreciate the opportunity to answer questions. Here Kevin explains how Chipangali manage their predator […]

Predator Policy at Chipangali

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