With years of selective breeding, scientists in South Africa have revived an extinct sub-species of zebra, known as the quagga.
Illegal trafficking and poaching of rhinos, elephants and pangolins, and others in South Africa were the topics in a recent talk by a Wild Tomorrow Fund ecologist, at Audubon Greenwich, in Connecticut. Researchers say there is hope despite a seemingly grim future for the animals.
Although rhino poaching decreased slightly in South Africa, experts say 2015 was a record breaker for illegal rhino kills across the entire continent.
Conservationists urged government officials to impose a year-long hunting ban on leopards in South Africa because the standing of the current population remains unknown.
Conservationists recently created a new nature reserve known as the Geometric Tortoise Preserve to house the largest and last viable population of geometric tortoises.
African elephants are the leading cause behind the tree-density loss in Kruger National Park. A new study sheds light on how conservationists can maintain sustainable preserves while reducing the effects of the growing number of tree-eating elephants.
Researchers recently discovered a new human ancestor named Homo naledi. It took six tiny women to excavate the fossils from the narrow cave, and we had the chance to talk to one of them.
European rollers are facing deforestation in Europe and their yearly winter migration to Africa is getting tougher each year. Now researchers have identified key areas that will help conservationists better protect the threatened species.
Cape Restio shrubs produce large, dark nuts that mimic antelope droppings and trick dung beetles into planting them, ultimately helping the shrubs become more widespread.
Foot and hand bones of Homo naledi, an extinct human ancestor, suggest that the early humans walked up right on two feet and climbed trees.
The last two circus lions of Bulgaria are finally free. The Born Free Foundation and Born Free USA have announced that Jora and Black, an inseparable pair of rescued lions, have completed a 10,500 mile journey to find a new home and new freedoms on the spacious plains of Africa.
Hominin fossils examined from South Africa suggest early humans and chimpanzees had similar hearing patterns, with some slight differences in the direction of humans. This is a preferable auditory system for people living in the savanna and communicating within a short range.
The United Nations Environment Program recently recognized the significant impact that the anti-poaching group known as the Black Mambas has had in combating hunting in South Africa's Balule Private Game Reserve.
Fossils excavated from the Rising Star cave in South Africa were identified as a new species of human ancestors. The researchers note that this new species has a lot in common with modern humans.