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Press Release: Great Plains Conservation and &Beyond join forces to translocate 100 rhino.

With rhino poaching at an all-time high in South Africa, two of Africa’s leading conservation companies, Great Plains Conservation and andBeyond, have joined forces to safely translocate up to 100 rhino from South Africa to the safe haven of Botswana. “There is a battle for Africa’s wildlife raging as we speak. Rhinos are being poached at …

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GoPro: Lions – The New Endangered Species?

Kevin Richardson – aka The Lion Whisperer – is a South African ‘self-taught’ zoologist with a particular affinity for big predators like lions and hyenas. Beginning his career as a 22 year old assistant on a lion reserve outside Johannesburg, South Africa, Kevin quickly realised his passion and unique ability to connect with the animals …

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Born Wild: The First Days of a Lion Cubs Life

The popular PBS Series Born Wild: The First Days of Life looks at how the first few hours and days of a wild animals life are often their most taxing and developmental. From harsh elements and the threat of predators to (sometimes) lethal sibling rivalry and starvation, it’s not easy out there for the cute and …

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Shirley and Jenny – Two Elephants Reunited after 20 Years [video]

While this is not a new story, it’s one that has recently resurfaced on the internet and one we, as animal lovers, simply had to share. This is the remarkable story of Shirley and Jenny, two Asian elephants that spent the early part of their lives together as travelling circus elephants – something we vehemently …

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The Great Migration – New Twists in the Tails

The Great Migration – otherwise known as the greatest spectacle on Earth – is an annual phenomenon whereby between one and two million wildebeest and zebra migrate from the northern Serengeti to the southern Serengeti in order to follow the life-giving rains and abundance of food. The migration is a massive drawcard for Tanzania and Kenya …

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Victoria Falls Gets New Eco-Adventure: Canopy Tours

As if the Victoria Falls weren’t exciting enough, Wild Horizons launched something fresh and exciting for all the adrenaline junkies out there – The Victoria Falls Canopy Tours. With a network of trails, rope bridge walkways and rope slides amongst the hardwood forest’s tree canopy, the Vic Falls Canopy Tours will ofter unprecedented birds-eye views …

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Air Zimbabwe To Open Johannesburg – Victoria Falls Route

Great news for all those travelling from Johannesburg (South Africa) onwards to Victoria Falls, Air Zimbabwe will offer twice weekly flights beginning on the 26th July 2013! This means that visitors to the ‘Smoke That Thunders’ now have even more travel options and getting there couldn’t be easier. What better way encounter the warm Zimbabwean …

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Elephant’s Trunk Bitten by Crocodile while Drinking

Africa is a hot place, with temperatures in summer often reaching in excess of 100 ºF in the shade.  Cooling off and keeping hydrated is therefore essential for the animals survival. Sometimes that means taking a drink in conditions that are not always ideal – as was the case with this elephant bull in the South …

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Baby Elephant Rescued from Muddy Pond

Here’s a touching video from last year in which a five day old elephant was rescued from drowning in a very muddy pond in the Amboseli National Park in Kenya. The little one had misjudged the depth of the mud and soon found itself stuck. Luckily it was spotted by park wardens who quickly stepped …

ASC Scholarship 2013 Recipient, Kris Taylor.

ASC Scholarship Winner 2013 Blog: Kris Taylor

African Safari Consultants (ASC) feel strongly about wildlife conservation and community development, and always support those making a difference, whenever and however we can. In 2011 we successfully partnered with the Wilderness Foundation’s ‘Forever Wild’ initiative, where we actively campaigned to raise money to combat rhino poaching (you can find the campaign post here). We also …