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The Gaika Blue – Picture perfect. The male has a wingspan of only 17mm.

Baby Blue, now I know that Im still in love with you


Krugerpark News Information: In a world obsessed with size, beauty still lies in the smaller details. The smallest butterflies are known as blues, because of many butterflies

Studying Trees and Grass from the Sky


Krugerpark News Information: Focussing on and utilising remote sensing technology, German geography student, Claudia Jobst, (25) is on a quest to detect and map tree density in the
Diran Onifade and Chris Smith.

The Naked Scientist in South Africa


Krugerpark News Information: Learning how to report on science was the theme of a recent conference held in Craighall Park, Johannesburg. Chris Smith, who has a radio show and an
The bridge from which the car plunged, landing on the rocky outcrop on its roof.

Tragic Accident in Kruger Claims Five Lives


Krugerpark News Information: A holiday in the Kruger National Park ended in tragedy when an accident claimed the lives of five people on the road between the Phalaborwa entrance gate

Singita Chef Scoops Coveted Rising Chef Trophy


Krugerpark News Information: Clinton Drake, head chef of Singita Lebombo Lodge in the Kruger National Park, has won the coveted title of Relais & Châteaux rising chef 2008

Enviro Perspectives on Camouflage with Dave Rushworth


Krugerpark News Information: Our excellent array of field guides and other reference books record what is known about most aspects of natural history. There is still a huge field of

Priceless Sighting


Krugerpark News Information: I went to Kruger (far northern part) as a day visitor on the 24th September 2007. While at Shingwedzi, I bought Kruger Park Times, volume 4, Issue 8

Kruger Hosts Third Annual Corporate Golf Day


Krugerpark News Information: More than 100 golfers from both government and the private sector met on the fairways of Skukuza's picturesque golf course on Thursday October 25, 2007

Two Tourist Routes Launched at Historical Trade Route in Park


Krugerpark News Information: It is perhaps fitting that Masorini was chosen as the launch venue for a tourism initiative that makes use of various tourism opportunities found in
African veined white (Belenois gidica abyssinica)

The Syringa Tree


Krugerpark News Information: Although the syringa tree, Melia azedarach is not indigenous, it is currently flowering and is causing quite a sensation amongst butterflies. The tree is

Top Scientist to Use Airborne Observatory to Study Kruger's Diversity


Krugerpark News Information: The Andrew W Mellon Foundation in the United States of America awarded a $750,000 grant to the Carnegie Institution's Department of Global Ecology for an

Scaly Sighting Excites


Krugerpark News Information: Last October my wife and I had our first vacation in South Africa: Three weeks in the Kruger Park. The Wolhuter trail was an experience we will never
Elephant family.

Elephant Immunocontraception | Dispelling the Myths


Krugerpark News Information: The issue of elephant management is currently a hot topic as the minister of environmental affairs and tourism, Marthinus van Schalkwyk, has released the
Reckson Seani

Vlakteplaas Section Rangers Diary


Krugerpark News Information: Excerpts from the diary of the Nxanatseni region, Vlakteplaas section ranger, Reckson Seani. It was clear and hot and I deployed two field rangers at
The size of the equipment needed to move rhino.

Black Rhino Relocated to Malawi


Krugerpark News Information: With buffalo and elephant successfully re-introduced in the 700 km² Majete Game Reserve in Malawi the focus is now on rhino. Dr Markus Hofmeyr, head of

Did You Know


Krugerpark News Information: The black rhino lives in Africa, primarily in grasslands, savannahs and tropical bushlands. The black rhino is a browser, i.e. it consumes leaves and

Ivy League Students Visit Kruger’s Classrooms


Krugerpark News Information: Every October for the past seven years, twenty students from an American university pitch up in Skukuza Camp as part of their studies of various
The team treating the dogs, which were found with snares around either their stomaches or necks.

Snares Removed From Wild Dogs in Southern KNP


Krugerpark News Information: Vets from Sanparks Veterinary Wildlife Services, based in Skukuza, were called out in mid October to remove two snares that were seen on two wild dogs in
Dr Tony Swemmer being “miked up” by Jacques Goosen in preparation for a grilling by Freek Robinson.

Current Concerns | IUCN Council to meet in Kruger


Krugerpark News Information: Scientists are weird and journalists only want the juicy stuff. These are some of the myths that Marina Joubert of Southern Science aimed to banish at a

Rangers Photo Diary Diary


Krugerpark News Information: A day in the life of a Kruger National Park Ranger. Fast food the Kruger ranger way by Steven Whitfield
Find the Indian chief in his feathered cape between the two eyes of the wavy owl.

Enviro Perspectives Photos with Dave Rushworth


Krugerpark News Information: This week Dave lets nature speak for itself, through the eye of his camera lens, and reminds us to take another look at everything, saying that, “Caught
Danny and Joey Donovan from Polokwane in front of the 1934 Six-cylinder Plymouth De Luxe.

An Old-Timer Visits Northern KNP


Krugerpark News Information: Upon crossing the Letaba highwater bridge to the north of Letaba Camp I encountered the most charming old veteran motorcar amongst an array of vehicles
Two former farms inside Addo. The one on the right is being rehabilitated.

Kruger Scientists in Addo National Park


Krugerpark News Information: Scientists and managers in the Kruger National Park are striving to use an adaptive management system, which allows for some changes in the ecosystem but
Bubbling Kassina (Kassina senegalensis)

Do Elephants Affect Frogs


Krugerpark News Information: Frogs are very sensitive to habitat change and if elephants are having an effect on their environment, surveys such as this will be able to determine
Lion in Kruger National Park.

Snare Removed from Lion


Krugerpark News Information: Predators such as lions are particularly susceptible to being caught in wire snares which are usually set for antelope such as impala or kudu
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