Wildlife News

Tom on February 13th, 2014

Now this is something I haven’t seen in Africa – yet! There had been a few scattered reports of crocodiles in trees  in the scientific literature. So University of Tennessee researcher Vladimir Dinets led a team to discover if these were isolated incidences or regular behavior. Studying crocodilians on three continents – Africa, Australia and […]

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Tom on January 24th, 2014

The government of the Republic of Botswana initiated a hunting ban of game wildlife in all controlled hunting areas or hunting management units throughout the country at the beginning of the year. The ban is temporary, while studies are conducted into the many reasons there have been declines in certain wildlife populations. Without getting into […]

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Saturday’s edition of Tanzania’s Daily News featured an in-depth exploration of the Biesa oryx (Oryx biesa) – sometimes known as the East African oryx. This uniquely-adapted antelope is one of my favorites. I’ve trailed small herds in northern Kenya, often witnessing their singular, somewhat ritualized, galloping bursts that they apparently use to reinforce their rank […]

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As I write this, Dr. Michael Hutchins, our Director of Conservation and Science, is leading a wildlife safari in northern Tanzania. He and his fellow travelers will be visiting the location featured in the following article from the Panthera January newsletter. With any luck, they may see one of the prides that this lion helps […]

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