African Greenhair-tree (Parkinsonia africana) Tree no 214
African Greenhair-trees grow singly, or as widely scattered individuals, in a landscape that is often devoid of other trees.
Karin Schermbrucker has visited the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, Agulhas National Park, Tankwa Karoo National Park and more recently the Kruger National Park were she captured the magnificent photos that make up the feature on women rangers in the Winter 2010 issue of WILD. Kate Collins chats to Karin about her photography and work for WILD. Watch their video below.
Noises of the night
Margie and Gus Mills listen carefully to the noises of the Kalahari night. As they discover, the spotted hyena has its own voice and can be identified by its call.
Mountains on fire
On your way along the M3, heading towards the Herbert Baker style buildings of the University of Cape Town, there’s a turn to the left that takes you through Newlands Forest to the Volunteer Wildfire Services (VWS) base.
Lions and hyenas meet
It's quite rare to encounter interactions between lions and hyenas. Gus and Margie Mills who have spent countless days watching hyenas, have only seen a few.
Plenty to see in Namaqua
Namaqua National Park is not only about the flowers. Scott Ramsay recently chatted to park manager Bernard van Lente near Kamieskroon in the Northern Cape.
Gus Mills decides to follow Cicely. On the way the female hyena discovers delicious ostrich eggs and displays fascinating behaviour.
Gus Mills and Dr Hans Kruuk explore a new way of trapping brown hyenas. Their first attemps at this are somewhat unsucessful and humourous.
Rhino capture and research
When Miss Earth South Africa finalist Deborah Robertson got to see a rhino capture up close, she discovered it’s a unique opportunity to do research on this imposing animal. Deborah tells us about her experience.
Beauty and the beast: rhino relocation in Kruger
Miss Earth South Africa finalist Deborah Robertson got the chance to learn more about why Kruger is relocating rhino. Here she shares her experience.