Wildthings

Tracking poachers in the Kruger National Park

The College’s dog trainer Tina de Flamingh with one of the Beagles after a training exercise (Photo by Cherene Denoon-Stevens) Ten kilometres west of the Kruger National Park is the Southern African Wildlife College (SAWC), offering conservation education, training and ...

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Snakes as pets – what to consider

People have different ideas when it comes to choosing a pet. If you want a pet to cuddle, then reconsider opting for a snake, and rather get a dog, cat or a bunny. Snakes are not the easiest pets to ...

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10 cool things about the polar bear

Awesome facts about the polar bear: 1. Transparent fur Polar bears appear white, but their fur is actually transparent. It only appears white because it reflects visible light. To humans and other animals who can see only visible light, the ...

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Q&A: How do I keep my pet calm from loud storms and fireworks?

Q. The holiday season sees an increase in storms and the use of fireworks. How do I keep my pet calm? A. Startling at loud noises is a normal survival mechanism for animals, because loud noises are often associated with danger. ...

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The African leopard

Leopards may target livestock, but with the guidance of various conservation organisations, farmers can implement nonlethal methods for predator control

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The Black-footed cat

Night stalker, Africa’s smallest feline, the black-footed cat is a shy, nocturnal species rarely seen in the wild

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The African serval

Africa’s leggy beauty: The African serval is a proficient hunter – able to run, pounce on and secure his prey

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