Tag Archives: Wildlife

Crabs found dead and dying at cargo facility

The National Council of SPCAs (NSPCA) was alerted to a shipment of approximately 5,300 crabs that had been left in the sun at a cargo facility at O R Tambo International Airport, and were either dead or dying, and infested ...

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Elephants forced to perform tricks at Johannesburg Zoo

The National Council of SPCAs (NSPCA) is appalled at the way in which the elephants at the Johannesburg Zoo have been exploited on what is World Elephant Day – a day to celebrate elephants, but this simply isn’t the case ...

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Captive lions in appalling conditions

Inspectors from the National Council of SPCAs (NSPCA) wildlife protection unit obtained a warrant after receiving a complaint regarding lions that were in a shocking condition in the North West Province. Upon arrival, the inspectors were horrified to find two ...

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Arrests made for capture and abuse of cheetahs

The National Council of SPCAs (NSPCA) was appalled to hear about the two cheetahs that had been illegally captured, and severely compromised to the point that one of the cheetahs succumbed to death. On 3 March 2019, two suspects were ...

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Sea anemone – 10 cool things

Sea anemones are very interesting creatures, providing food and place to hide for many sea animals. But how much do you know about the sea anemone? 1. Animal or plant? Sea anemones look like ocean flowers, but they are actually ...

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Spot the leopard

If you see a spotted cat in the wild, how do you know it is a leopard and not a cheetah? For all those who want to know, the leopard has more muscle and is larger than the cheetah. Built ...

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How to identify a cheetah

Do you know how to identify a cheetah in the wild? It can be difficult if you don’t know the differences between the cheetah, African leopard, jaguar and even the snow leopard. The March 2019 issue of Animaltalk has the ...

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Stop canned lion hunting and lion cub petting

Canned lion hunting is still as real as rhino poaching, and many people are not aware how they unknowingly assist in this inhumane industry. If you want to know how you can help, read Richard Peirce’s latest book, Cuddle Me ...

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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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