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Canned Hunting: Breeding Lions for Sport

The Big Hunt, nothing new here Our guess is that the original Rough Rider Teddy Roosevelt would never do canned hunting. With the recent news about the Trumps trophy hunting past times, the practice has quickly shot back into the news. Foreigners going to Africa to hunt exclusive game is nothing new, and striving

What is happening to the bees?

Bees have the ultimate thankless job—all they do is give, and lately they just can't catch a break. Their recent trouble is even more frustrating considering just how great they are. Along with sharks, bees are some of the oldest species. Scientists recently found an 100 million-year-old fossil. They are everywhere, totaling to 20,000 species

Mantas: Cloaked in Mystery

Game show question time—what is the fish with the biggest brain? You'd be forgiven if you thought that it sharks because of their age, or whale sharks based on their sheer size, but in fact, manta rays have the highest brain weight to body weight, ratio, bigger than most bony fishes, birds and even mammals.

Volunteer in South Africa with Afri-Campus

A young leopard with its kill, a black-backed Jackal Recalling what she learned in her training, Beth's eyes followed the direction the giraffes were gazing. It didn't take her long to realize that all of them were being watched by one of Africa's Big Five. Not too far away, a leopard lay benignly under

A Cruel and Unsustainable Practice: How Can We Stop Shark Finning

Humans often have a history of conquering what we find scary in some seemingly perverse way of proving ourselves. However, in the midst of some recent incredibly cruel actions towards other predators, shark finning might very well be the worst. To keep these creatures alive, we need to figure out how can we stop shark

6 Ways Orangutans Are Just Like Us

"Looking into a hairy mirror" might sound strange but learn a little about these guys and you just may realize that orangutans are just like us. 1) Meet The "Man Of The Forest" Orangutan literally means "Man Of The Forest" in Malay. In fact, they share 96.4% of our DNA. You may say that they are arguably

Meet The Bluefin Tuna, While You Still Can

Save the bluefin tuna The prospect of an overfished ocean is a truly scary thing and could be a reality. What we once thought was an inexhaustible resource has fallen to the overconsumption and greed that unfortunately isn't too uncommon for humans. The oceans are being abused, and everything from sharks and sea turtles to

Don’t live in fear, it’s completely fine to go back in the water

This is the time of year where it's unavoidable to avoid articles warning beachgoers about the perils of swimming in the ocean. You’ll see clickbait articles that reference "HUGE" and "JUST FEET AWAY" trying to scare you. It's important to remember in the midst of the media frenzy that sharks are not dangerous as once

Why shark diving was an amazing experience that I don’t need to do again

It was cold, but I was still sweating a bit in my wetsuit, repeatedly asking myself "why". There was no point of coming to an answer, it was already too late to back out now... South Africa is an absolutely amazing country with incredible wildlife to see both on the land and in the ocean.

Why It’s Time To Start Worrying About The Rhino

Recent news about the plight of the rhino has been swarming the media, but much of it inaccurate or incomplete. Rhino conservation is an issue that if isn't addressed will soon be a concern of the past. During my recent trip to South Africa, I was able to glean some information from our game reserve