It’s been four years since the story of Cecil the Lion sparked a global outcry. Cecil was a lion monitored by Oxford University at Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park. Cecil’s familiarity with humans made him exceedingly friendly, and the cat quickly became adored by locals and tourists alike. When Cecil was shot and killed by an […]
They’re known as canned hunts; captive mammal hunting ranches in the US which offer the chance to shoot a zebra or antelope or even a lion for several thousand dollars. The animals are fenced in and often unafraid of humans so the kills are easy, to the extent that some venues even provide the option […]
After the hunting of some of the big lions near Hwange, this amazing young male lion (Panthera leo) looks set to start his own pride in the area. Let’s hope he has a better fate. Photo taken at Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe.
Donald Trump has called big-game trophy hunting a “horror show”, despite his own sons’ participation in elephant and leopard hunts, and in 2017 he formed an advisory board to steer US policy on the issue. But rather than conservation scientists and wildlife advocates, it is composed of advocates for the hunting of elephants, giraffes and […]
A young elephant waits for his turn at an overcrowded waterhole in Hwange National Park. Poor rains caused most of the natural waterholes in Hwange to dry up early this year leading to extreme pressure on the limited capacity of the pumped water sources. Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe.
This little cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) has been dealt a raw deal. Had he been born a hundred years ago his chances for survival would have been much better. The worldwide cheetah population has declined by nearly 85% in that short time span. Do you want to help this little guy to survive? If so, there […]
A group of passionate scientists have come together to demand that the International Union for Conservation of Nature list the cheetah as endangered. Researchers with the National Geographic Society’s Big Cats Initiative released a new study in the journal PeerJ on December 11 with updated numbers of the cheetah population in southern Africa—the biggest of […]
After being taken from her family and the only life she’s ever known, a young female elephant estimated to be just five years old is loaded onto a truck, while men repeatedly kick her in the head, hit her and pull her by a rope as they try to get her to move back. Her […]