Conservation


WHY DO ELEPHANTS HAVE TRUNKS? WHY DO GIRAFFES HAVE PURPLE TONGUES?

If you have ever wanted to know all of your questions about elephants or giraffes, Peter Wrege from the Elephant Listening Project and Steph Fennessy with the Giraffe Conservation Foundation have the answers. For example, the trunk is a unique part of the elephant. The trunk alone has over 40,000 muscles and is more than [...]

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UNDERCOVER FOOTAGE SHOWS WILDLIFE ITEMS AT SAFARI CONVENTION

According to some underground footage taken, a hunters convention was selling items such as elephant skin furniture, paintings on elephant ears, and hippopotamus products including skulls in Reno, Nevada. To purchase hippo products, one must prove that the products are over 100 years old and antique. Additionally, hunting trips to bag lions were for sale [...]

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FROM THE SERENGETI TO MASAI MARA: 9 BEST ADVENTURE DESTINATIONS IN EAST AFRICA

Masai Mara National Park in Southwest Kenya is a 583 mile-long exhibit that has tons of wildlife roaming around it year-round. Many of these mammals such as the zebras and the antelope are prime participants in the Great Migration that can be witnessed while visiting the area. Amboseli National Park is also a great place [...]

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AI-equipped cameras will help spot wildlife poachers before they can kill

Elephant poaching is becoming a huge threat to the elephant population, especially in areas like Tanzania. The problem is that many national parks only have a certain amount of rangers, and they are unable to identify and confront every poacher that comes onto the territory. There is a conservation organization called Resolve that has recently [...]

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Get up close with lions and zebras—right this instant

If you really enjoy the outdoors, National Geographic released the first episode of their new series called "The Okavango Experience." A team in Botswana filmed for three weeks as they observed the wildlife and ecosystems. In northern Botswana there is a very large freshwater wetland referred to as the Okavango Delta. It is a very [...]

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Our 10 most popular Instagram photos of 2018

2018 is now behind us and for people using social media, it was quiet the successful year. While Instagram is still the second-most popular platform used today, it is one of the hottest. We had an enjoyable year showing our audience great photos from locations around the world but after deliberation and careful consideration, we've [...]

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Snaring has become the greatest threat to African lions

The wildlife populations in Africa are currently expanding, which is leading to an increase in snaring incidences among residences. Wildlife experts in the area are now finding more and more animals harmed by these snare attacks, and the majority do not end up making it out alive. In 24 Africian countries, civilians reported that they [...]

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How Did Rifles With an American Stamp End Up in the Hands of African Poachers?

Three years ago in 2014, Sandy McDonald started finding .375 caliber hunting rifles called Safari Classics scattered across his reserve in Mozambique. He started inquiring as to why he was finding rifles with an American seal on the grounds of African territory. It is suspected that these Safari Classics were illegally imported by their parent [...]

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Devastated by war, this African park’s wildlife is now thriving

In 2004, the Gorongosa Restoration Project began. The project, a partnership between the government of Mozambique and the Carr Foundation, had as its goal to restore the Gorongose National Park, which had been heavily damaged by civil war decades earlier. Today, according to its 2018 aerial wildlife count, the park's population of large mammals is [...]

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