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Angola Rhino News

Continuing with our series on matters of rhinos within our neighbouring countries. Angola’s rhino history seems short and not so sweet, what an utterly sorry state of affairs…    Baby Black Rhino.  Photo by Annamarie Esterhuizen 10 white rhinos were introduced to Quiçama NP from Natal Parks Board in 1968 Photograph by James P. Blair […]

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Tattoo of the Day, “Ape Town”, Incredibly Realistic Chimpanzee Tattoo, Looks 3-Dimensional!

Ape Town Tattoo by Joshua Carlton Order: Primates Family: Hominidae Tribe: Homini Subtribe: Panina Genus: Pan Chimpanzee (or Chimp) is the common name for the two extant species of ape in the genus Pan.  The Congo River forms the boundary between the native habitat of the two species; the Common chimpanzee, Pan troglodytes (West and Central Afric), and the Bonobo, Pan paniscus (forests of the Democratic Republic of the Congo).  Chimpanzees are […]

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Tattoo of the Day, “All Wrapped Up in Mama’s Arms”, Smoke Grey Tattoo, African Women Holding Caracal Like a Baby

All Wrapped Up in Mama’s Arms Tattoo by Den The caracal is a fiercely territorial medium-sized cat ranging over Western Asia, South Asia, and Africa.  The word caracal comes from the Turkish word “karakulak”, meaning “black ear” (from it’s distinguishable elongated, tufted black ears).  In North India and Pakistan, the caracal is locally known as syahgosh, which is a Persian term also meaning “black ears”.  In Afrikaans it’s called Rooikat, or “red cat”.  Although it has traditionally been referred […]

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The Worlds First Ever Rhino Photo Contest….

Welcome to the worlds first ever Rhino Photo contest. To participate and share your images,  please join Bush Warriors Photo of the Day Contest group on Facebook, which you can access by clicking here (http://www.facebook.com/groups/bushwarriorsphotooftheday/) Our first photo of the week is from Fred Von Winckelman The Bush Warriors Photo of The Day Contest is brought to you in […]

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A PARADIGM SHIFT IN RHINO CONSERVATION

Over the last 5 years rhino poaching has dramatically increased from a few to hundreds and if nothing drastic gets done the iconic Rhino will become extinct and disappear forever from the wild. Bush Warriors for the last three years brought you to the front lines of the battle to save the last of our […]

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Amazing Discovery: Monkeys can identify human hunters

The monkeys use their prehensile tails to grip Woolly monkeys can identify human hunters by their behaviour, research has revealed. Poeppig’s woolly monkeys live in the rainforests of Ecuador, Peru and Brazil but are vulnerable to hunting by the local Amazonian people. Scientists investigating how the monkeys respond to threats found that they acted differently […]

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16 Baby Elephants We Would Like To Be Friends With

  It’s too exciting even imagining all the fun you could have with an elephant pal!   1. This guy, who’s practising his rhythmic gymnastics. Source: major_clanger 2. This snuggly guy. Source: steveharris 3. This clambering fella. Source: thebigdurian 4. This one, who just loves when the leaves turn gold. Source: hyper7 5. This one who’s unsure if it’s swimming weather yet. Source: mattjacquitoby 6. This […]

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Saving the rhino with surveillance drones- Is this the answer??

A rhino farmer in South Africa is planning to use surveillance drones designed for the US military to combat poachers who are driving theanimals towards extinction. Clive Vivier, cofounder of the Zululand rhino reserve in KwaZulu-Natal province, said he has been granted permission by the US state department to buy the state-of-the-art Arcturus T-20 drone. He is now seeking […]

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Santuario de Rinocerontes de Bush Warriors

Con mucho orgullo y deseos de lograr mucho más, presentamos el “Santuario de Rinocerontes de Bush Warriors” Desde hace cuatro años hemos visto el aumento de caza ilegal de rinoceronte en el Sur de África y alrededor del mundo. Su número actual es preocupante, si seguimos a este paso, perderemos a estas grandes especies en […]

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Introducing the Bush Warriors Rhino Sanctuary In South Africa

Over the last 4 year we have steadily seen the increase in rhino poaching in South Africa and around the world. The numbers are mind boggling considering we will loose rhinos in the wild in less than 10 years. Photo Credit: Bush Warriors As many of you know though our networks of informers and partners in […]

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Everything you need to know about White Rhinos…..

White Rhinos are divided into two distinct subspecies: The Northern White Rhino and the Southern White Rhino. The Southern White Rhino is the least endangered of the living kinds of rhino, with a population of estimated 15,00- 20,600. Unfortunately, only seven known Northern White Rhinosare still surviving. Southern White Rhino The Southern White Rhino was […]

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25 Things You Might Not Know About Rhinos

  Photo credit: Pam Krzyza The fascinating rhino facts below are brought to you by International Rhino Foundation. Enjoy!

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AFTER FAILURE OF LEGAL IVORY, TRADE IN RHINO HORN WOULD BE A DISASTER

The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) is an international agreement signed by 175 governments, including one of the world’s major markets for illegal wildlife products – China. The international trade in elephant ivory and rhino horn is forbidden under CITES and, after a brief respite from poaching during the 1980s and ’90s, […]

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The Last Lioness……..Meet Lady Liuwa the only known resident lion surviving on Zambia’s Liuwa Plain

A haunting call echoes across the Liuwa Plain. There is no answer, there hasn’t been for years. She has no pride, no support – she alone must safeguard her own survival. Her name is Lady Liuwa, and she is the Last Lioness. Isolated by a scourge of illegal trophy hunting that wiped out the rest […]

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Nowhere in Africa are elephants safe…Poverty and Greed are killing the last Africa’s elephants…

Article by Jeffrey Gettleman. Published in the NY Times In the past several years, 10,000 elephants in Gabon have been wiped out, some picked off by impoverished hunters creeping around the jungle with rusty shotguns and willing to be paid in sacks of salt, others mowed down en masse by criminal gangs that slice off […]