Tag: Africa

The Rhino Horn Yo-yo

Like most of you, I don’t really keep up with international animal policy news and so missed some of the news from South Africa. After their momentous and controversial decision in December to legalise the trade in rhino horn things have gotten a bit… Continue Reading “The Rhino Horn Yo-yo”

Can a zebra change its stripes?

Some of you may have seen this story that is doing the rounds currently where a South African team of scientists claim to have bred a quagga, an extinct animal. The quagga was a subspecies of zebra that went extinct in 1883, mainly due… Continue Reading “Can a zebra change its stripes?”

Top ten weirdest animals (Part 1)

This post was orignally intented somewhere else but it was turned down on account of it not being interesting. I disagree so I’m sharing it here to prove them wrong 🙂 Animals, like humans, come in a variety of shapes and sizes. From a… Continue Reading “Top ten weirdest animals (Part 1)”

China to phase out ivory trade

Today China has announced that it plans on phasing out the production and selling of products made from ivory. This is being done due to the amount of illegal elephant poaching which is occurring worldwide and has left elephants endangered in many areas. China… Continue Reading “China to phase out ivory trade”

Unusual Occurrences

During my time in South Africa I visited two other animal sanctuaries and spent 4 days in Kruger National Park. I’ll start with Kruger. It was awesome. Just getting there was incredible as it took us a day to make it to the edge… Continue Reading “Unusual Occurrences”

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