Tag: South

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?”

Cacti crisis

According to new research, one third of all cacti species are now endangered. This puts the cacti above most types of animals in the endangered species list The study was a collaborative effort from the universities of Exeter and Sheffield, along with the IUCN… Continue Reading “Cacti crisis”

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”

Teeth,claws and paws

So after the initial introduction to the animals, our days tended to follow a similar pattern. Up early to clean the enclosures and refill all the water buckets. As it was Winter this was very cold (as low as –10°C!) and often meant breaking… Continue Reading “Teeth,claws and paws”

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