Africa: Scimitar-Horned Oryx Reintroduction to Wild


I am a massive fan of rewilding and of the reintroduction of species back into the wild, so the link below to an article on the reintroduction of Scimitar-Horned Oryx into the Southern Sahara is great news.

For more visit:
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/feb/14/extinct-antelope-scimitar-horned-oryx-released-sahara-chad

Africa: African Cheetahs and Lunch


The link below is to an article with several photos of an encounter between African Cheetahs and an Antelope. What may appear as a friendly encounter clearly turns out more realistic in the end.

For more, visit:
http://twentytwowords.com/2012/04/12/hey-little-buddy-lets-be-friends-just-kidding/

Kenya: Mountain Bongo Facing Extinction


With less than 120 individuals left in Kenya, the world’s largest antelope is facing extinction in the wild within a matter of years. Kenya is the only country in the world where Mountain Bongo exist in the wild. They are threatened by poachers, habitat destruction and a collapsing gene pool.

There is possible good news for the Mountain Bongo, with increasing captive populations, including a growing breeding population in Kenya which may one day be reintroduced to the wild.

For more visit:
http://www.scientificamerican.com/blog/post.cfm?id=mountain-bongo-faces-extinction-aft-2011-04-15