My Jackal Dilemma

Watching jackals in the wild evokes unexpected feelings. They are an underdog in an environment full of larger, more ferocious animals; they are energetic; they are cute. But above all, they remind me of man’s best friend- the domesticated canine. I think it’s because of this that when I see jackals onscreen they seem [...]

By | November 14th, 2017|safariLIVE, Uncategorized, viewers|0 Comments

My camp and other animals: Ribbon the rubbish robber

“I must not wake them. If they wake, I am sure to be chased… Oooh, flip-flops!” I often wonder if these are the thoughts that rush through Ribbon’s head on her nightly stalks of the Djuma Research Camp (DRC.) With the security of darkness and ingrained genetic knowledge of human sleeping habits, she is [...]

By | November 13th, 2017|safariLIVE, viewers|1 Comment

November Time Change

Summer has arrived in the Sabi Sands, South Africa and WE are adapting to the rhythm of the animals once again. It started with our unscheduled broadcasts earlier in the year from Kenya, and now WE are further adapting our scheduled shows to better align with nature’s rhythm. As the names would suggest, sunrise [...]

By | November 12th, 2017|safariLIVE, viewers|1 Comment

WE IN THE SPOTLIGHT

Last week we had a particularly intense sighting that left some of you with a bad taste in your mouth. Because WildEarth values transparency and respects the opinions of its viewers, we want to revisit what happened when we encountered a pride of lions digging out and subsequently killing a warthog. When Brent arrived [...]

By | November 8th, 2017|safariLIVE, Uncategorized, viewers|4 Comments

The Tranquility of the Bush

So often when we ponder the lives of wild animals we do so in a way that unduly emphasizes the aspects of nature that are harsh and unyielding. And while nature can seem uncomfortably reminiscent of a ruthless amphitheater full of premature death and hardships, it is not always so: Nature can be unwittingly [...]

By | November 2nd, 2017|Nesting, safariLIVE, viewers|0 Comments

The Cat Report 20 – 27 Oct

SABI SAND (The Investec Pack stands at attention, Screenshot Credit: Ashley Wall, safariLIVE, Djuma) INVESTEC PACK (5 Breakaway Dogs) 22 Oct After murmurings of wild dogs in the general vicinity, WE finally caught up with the pack on Sunday morning. It was fortuitous that WE happened upon them [...]

By | October 27th, 2017|cat-report, safariLIVE, Uncategorized, viewers|0 Comments

The Cat Report 13 – 20 Oct

Sabi Sand (Hosana carefully watching some hyenas, Screenshot Credit: Gabi Hossain, safariLIVE, Djuma) 14 Oct Continuing the drama from the day before not one but three spotted cats were found on Chitwa Chitwa where Tingana unfortunately lost his kills to the Birmingham male lions. This time Tingana not [...]

By | October 20th, 2017|cat-report, safariLIVE, viewers|1 Comment