Baby girl is trampled to death by a giraffe and her mother is left fighting for life after the animal attacked them at South African wildlife park

Baby girl is trampled to death by a giraffe and her mother is left fighting for life after the animal attacked them at South African wildlife park

A toddler has been horrifically crushed to death and her mother critically injured when a giraffe thought to be protecting its calf attacked them in a safari park. The tragic mum, 25, and her 16-month-old daughter were staying on the Kuleni Game Farm 170 miles north-east of Durban, famed for its nature trails with their […]

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Snares: Low-tech, low-profile killers of rare wildlife the world over

Snares: Low-tech, low-profile killers of rare wildlife the world over

On an early morning in January 2013, rangers patrolling Kahuzi-Biéga National Park, a 6,000-square-kilometer (2,300-square-mile) UNESCO World Heritage Site in the Democratic Republic of Congo, spotted a young female Grauer’s gorilla. Known to the rangers as Iragi, a name that means “lucky” in Congolese, she had a wire snare wrapped around her hand. Unable to […]

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‘Strange’ giraffoid fossil shows giraffes evolved long necks to win mates: study

‘Strange’ giraffoid fossil shows giraffes evolved long necks to win mates: study

Scientists have puzzled over the distinctive form of giraffes at least since Charles Darwin and Jean-Baptiste Lamarck (figuratively) butted heads over how the towering ungulates got their long necks. The Darwinian theory still prevails, but which of the two processes —natural selection or sexual selection—plays a more important role still divides evolutionary biologists. A new […]

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Wild Animals Roam on 2,500-Acre Kenya Golf Course Which The Resort Says is A ‘Wildlife Sanctuary’

Wild Animals Roam on 2,500-Acre Kenya Golf Course Which The Resort Says is A ‘Wildlife Sanctuary’

At Kenya’s Vipingo Ridge, wild animals roam throughout the only PGA-accredited golf course in the country. Giraffes, birds, impala, eagles, deers, waterbuck, and alligators are some of the animals roaming around this course that the company says is part of their “conservation project to establish a wildlife sanctuary.” Vipingo Ridge is 2,500 acres of land […]

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