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14 Oct 2019

What do we mean by “Endangered Species”?

Nearly every day we see depressing headlines about animals once thought as common being added to the endangered species list….

20 Sep 2019

Win a one-week trip to the world's largest rhino sanctuary in South Africa!

One lucky winner will receive a one-week placement on our Care for Wild Africa project! Included in this prize is your accommodation, all meals, airport transfers and 24/7 in-country support….

16 Sep 2019

How the CITES wildlife conference affects African mammals

Elephants, rhinos and giraffes took centre stage at this year’s conference to discuss the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Fauna and Flora (CITES)….

15 Jul 2019

Our Experience with Animal Planet’s Vet Gone Wild

Animal Planet wanted a location in South Africa for one of their Vet Gone Wild episodes, featuring veterinarian Dr….

24 May 2019

Conserving African Giraffe Is a Tall Order – Here’s How You Can Help

The African Giraffe is in trouble, yet we only noticed this recently. We need to pay more attention to giraffe and giraffe habitats by monitoring their movements and habits – you can join this effort in Botswana by volunteering with our Okavango Wilderness Experience….

28 Dec 2018

African Conservation Experience 2018: Top 5 Highlights

2018 has been an incredible year for us and for you, our volunteers, in a number of ways. Here’s a breakdown of our favourite highlights and biggest stories for the year! Great Strides to Protect Our Lions In August this year, the South African Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Environmental Affairs hosted a symposium on captive lion …

02 Nov 2018

Elephant Conservation in Botswana

Botswana has recently featured prominently in the international media because of a reported increase in elephant carcasses sighted during the latest aerial wildlife survey….

19 Sep 2018

Getting Involved In The Race To Save The Rhino

Our Rhino Conservation Experience puts volunteers at the heart of the struggle to protect and conserve rhino populations in Southern Africa….

14 Jun 2018

Orphaned Rhino Calf Gets a New Lease of Life

African Conservation Experience’s rhino orphanage project, Care for Wild, welcomed a new arrival last week from the Kruger National Park….

25 May 2017

Travellers' Stories: What it’s like to spend 2 weeks caring for and rehabilitating rhinos in Africa

At African Conservation Experience we are long-term supporters of Care for Wild Africa Rhino Sanctuary, a project at one of the world’s largest rhino orphanages that is committed to rehabilitating the rhinos orphaned by poaching so that they can be successfully released back into their natural environment….

08 May 2017

Interesting Facts About African Wild Dogs: The Leaders Of The Pack

African Wild Dogs are often judged by their appearance, but there’s much more to this endangered animal than meets the eye….

20 Apr 2017

6 things you absolutely have to do at the London National Pet Show 2017

Taking place at the London Excel on 6th and 7th May, the National Pet Show is back for another weekend of action packed entertainment and education….

02 Feb 2017

Amazing African Elephant Facts To Keep Under Your Trunk

African elephants are the largest animals walking the Earth. Their graceful and gentle nature makes them an animal that many hold close to their hearts….

12 Jan 2017

6 ways that we can all help endangered African animals in 2017

Tremendous work is being done all across the world to help improve the numbers of African animals that are vulnerable and endangered, but how can you help to make a difference this year? Below, we’ve outlined six ways that we can all help to make a difference to the lives and habitats of endangered African animals in 2017….

24 Nov 2016

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….

04 Nov 2016

Which Big Five African Animal Are You? - Quiz

24 Oct 2016

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….

15 Jun 2016

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….

19 May 2016

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 or Painted Wolf (Lycaon pictus) 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….


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