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Kruger National Park

Leopard Vs. Python: Game On!

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 03.06.2017 | Weird News

They can thank their cat skills. A leopard cub started a fight with a giant rock python and the mother leopard ended it during a fierce battle in Sout...

New technology creates safe haven for rhinos

Laurel Neme | Posted 12.02.2016 | Green
Laurel Neme

A rhino lying down in South Africa. Photo by Laurel Neme. An innovative, new technology might be able to protect rhinos like never before. Unveiled ...

Park Officials In Zimbabwe Dispute Story Of Christian 'Prophet' Attacked By Lion (UPDATE)

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 03.11.2016 | Weird News

UPDATE: March 11 -- Park officials in South Africa are disputing media reports that a self-styled Christian prophet charged at lions in Kruger Nationa...

Herd Helps Collapsed Baby Elephant, Proves You Get By With A Little Help From Your Friends

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 06.01.2015 | Good News

When the going gets rough, friends and family always have your back -- take it from this baby elephant. A video uploaded to YouTube captures an el...

A Fifth Picture Postcard From Kruger National Park, South Africa

Alison Teal | Posted 05.07.2016 | Travel
Alison Teal

After cocktails in the park, we drove back in the dark. I took one flash photo of Tom up in front, shining his flashlight from side to side. Where ...

A Fourth Picture Postcard From Kruger National Park, South Africa

Alison Teal | Posted 05.07.2016 | Travel
Alison Teal


A Third Picture Postcard From Kruger National Park, South Africa

Alison Teal | Posted 05.07.2016 | Travel
Alison Teal

The black prehensile tongue of a giraffe is about 20 inches long. When giraffes drink, they have to bend their knees or spread their legs awkwardly...

A Picture Postcard From Kruger National Park, South Africa

Alison Teal | Posted 05.08.2016 | Travel
Alison Teal

We figured if we spotted one giraffe we'd be lucky.

A Second Picture Postcard from Kruger National Park, South Africa

Alison Teal | Posted 05.07.2016 | Travel
Alison Teal

The lions were right next to us. Tom, our scout, sat on an elevated chair out on the front of the jeep, that is, until he spotted cats. Then he would jump inside next to Erich, the ranger.

This Hippo-Surfing Heron Is As Chill As They Come

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 02.25.2015 | Green

Given the choice between flying to the other side of a lake or hitching a ride on the back of a hippopotamus, one lazy heron in South Africa's Kruger ...

Planning the Ultimate South African Honeymoon Safari

U.S. News Travel | Posted 09.28.2014 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

With roaming wildlife, captivating sunsets and plenty of luxurious accommodations, South Africa provides a romantic backdrop for adventurous honeymooners. But planning a South African safari can be a daunting task.

WATCH: Incredibly Rare Footage Shows Lion Pride Killing A Giraffe

The Huffington Post | Isaac Saul | Posted 04.23.2014 | Green

It's not a good day to be a giraffe. This week, a YouTube channel dedicated to incredible scenes from the Kruger National Park in South Africa uplo...

WATCH: Woman Survives Terrifying Elephant Attack

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green

A British woman has been released from the hospital after surviving a scary elephant attack during a recent South African safari trip. Sarah Brook...

WATCH: Buffalo FLIPS Attacking Lion Into The Air

Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

Talk about turning the tables! In an amazing viral video recorded in South Africa's Kruger National Park recently, a hungry lion got far more than ...

Lions And Tigers And Traffic Jams, Oh My

Posted 08.07.2015 | Travel

This isn't something you see every day, at least not here in the good ol' U S of A. It is however, something that seems to be a relatively com...

The Rhino War Zone

Natalie Lapides | Posted 09.28.2013 | Green
Natalie Lapides

Despite all of these tactics and efforts, rhino poaching continues. These endeavors make a big difference, but they are ultimately just a Band-Aid over a deep, seeping laceration, and we need to make many changes to win this war.

7 Destinations To Get Terrifyingly Close To Wildlife

The Huffington Post | Mark Hanrahan | Posted 05.09.2013 | Travel

If you enjoy getting up close and personal with some of nature's most incredible animals, then we have some potential vacation destinations for you! ...

PHOTOS: South Africa's Wildest Neighborhood

Posted 02.15.2013 | Travel

A battle is underway for Kruger National Park, where the South African government is attempting to root out poachers, but the unpleasantness of a few ...

Luxury Travel In South Africa

Jacada Travel | Posted 02.22.2013 | Travel
Jacada Travel

We had the enviable job of checking out some of the country's best safari lodges, signature game reserves, countryside boutique hotels and, of course, the exuberant wildlife. Here's the best of the best.

PHOTOS: Amazing And Luxurious Private Safaris

Departures Magazine | Posted 10.02.2012 | Travel
Departures Magazine

High-profile travelers including Bono, Richard Branson, Michael Jackson and Princess Diana have entrusted Civair with their vacation plans.

Cheetahs Without Borders

Dr. Laurie Marker | Posted 09.01.2012 | Green
Dr. Laurie Marker

Opening up large landscapes between countries, with less fencing and more grassland would allow cheetahs and other wildlife from different countries to connect, breed, and increase their numbers in the wild.

Rick Perry And The South African Rain Queen

Pam Grout | Posted 02.10.2012 | Travel
Pam Grout

My encounter with the Rain Queen of South Africa may just have shed some light on Rick Perry's bizarre views about global warming.

What's Worth It: Royal Malewane Safari Lodge in South Africa

Suzanne Aaronson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Suzanne Aaronson

This is a once-in-a-lifetime type of safari experience. All guides and trackers are trained to the highest standard and many are also award-winning photographers -- handy!

PHOTOS: A Lion Family Thanksgiving

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

From BBC Earth's Arj Singh: It's all about family, friends and food at Thanksgiving, catching up with your loved ones over a delicious feast. But fo...

Too Much of a Good Thing, Elephants and Us

Valerie Tarico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Valerie Tarico

When it comes to overpopulation no answer is emotionally satisfying. Each has its own set of griefs and losses. Each feels uneasy and unfamiliar. But it must be faced, and science can provide the answers.