FRED VAN DER NEUT'S BLOG
Most conservationists would agree that you should not interfere with mother nature. But there are exceptions to every rule.
Staff and tourists at Kapani Safari Lodge in Zambia were caught by surprise when a mother and baby elephant became trapped in mud.
Saying they couldn't just "stand by and watch them slowly die," what ensued was a dramatic rescue. Read the full story here.....
Mbombela - The tusk of one of the Kruger National Park's oldest elephants, Duke, who died in October, seems set to break environmental records, according to a report on Tuesday.
The elephant's left tusk was the longest ever measured in the KNP, reported Beeld newspaper.
It was 3.21m long, while the right tusk was 2.93m long.
Together, the tusks weighed 140.5kg.
Check out this South African mountain biker's collision with an hartebeest during a race in a KwaZulu Natal national park. This footage has become an Internet sensation. Both the biker and the "bokkie" were okay.....well I think they were both in shock with the biker being a little wounded!
Ahead of the herd: Wildlife photographer goes swimming with elephants to capture incredible image:
By Oliver Pickup, Mail Online
5th September 2011
Read Craig's fascinating update on the incredible journey of Wild Dogs released in the Tuli Game reserve of Botswana.....
In the last update I mentioned that the original pack had split up and we suspected that some new males had moved into the area. We have now got some clarity of the pack composition and status of the packs.