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Well, hello there!  Sorry for the long drought but I took a bit of a sabbatical. Did you miss me? I hope so 'cuz I sure missed all of you! Let's get back into the swing of things with a new question about one of Africa's greatest wildlife treasures: mountain gorillas. "A friend and I just saw the movie, Gorillas in the Mist, and I am now obsessed with mountain gorillas. I was…
The great Kruger Park leopard photographic survey has begun. The thought of covering the whole Park is overwhelming, but exciting at the same time. I now work with Kaizer Mathebula. Kaizer is a trained field guard and he knows the bush very well. On Saturday February 13 we arrived at the Pafuri Section, which is the northern most section of the Park. Along the way we came across a stranded man…
We have photographed three leopards that were previously not captured by our cameras at the Singita Kruger National Park (SKNP) concession. This is in addition to other leopards in the area. Nnzumbeni together with SKNP’s guiding team and in particular Glass Marimane did a splendid job of moving cameras to areas of leopard activities..
AWF was once again invited to the WESSA/WWF Eco-Schools Limpopo Province Green Flag Award Ceremony held in Polokwane on Friday January 22nd. Just like last year it was a great honour for me to have been part of such a great event. This also means that I must have behaved very well to be given another opportunity to attend the ceremony. It is inspiring to see that there are so many…

“Why is it that poachers kill elephants for their ivory? Can’t they just tranquilize the elephant, cut off the tusks, and let them live? They grow back, right?” -Murphy, New York Mills, NY, U.S.A. I have been asked this question a few times over the years. It’s an ugly question with an even uglier…