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Djuma Game Reserve, Tau
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April 29th, at 17:02 and 17:04. April 30th at 16:15

May 3rd, at 10:09

Djuma Game Reserve, Vuyatela
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April 30th, at 09:31, 10:20 and 10:48

Djuma Game Reserve, Sanwild
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April 27th, at 12:37 and 13:44
April 28th, at 11:35, 14:12 and 15:15

YAOUNDE (Reuters) -| Fri Feb 17, 2012 9:44am EST -
Poachers have killed more than 200 elephants in Cameroon in just six weeks, in a "massacre"
fuelled by Asian demand for ivory. A local government official said heavily armed poachers
from Chad and Sudan had decimated the elephant population of Bouba Ndjida National Park
in Cameroon's far north in a dry season killing spree.

Speaking on local radio, Haman said some of the poachers were on horseback and operated in cahoots with the local population, who were given free elephant meat and were glad to be rid of animals that damage their crops. ThiHowever, this latest massacre is massive and has no comparison to those of the preceding years,.

Cameroon has dispatched a rapid reaction force to the zone but Haman said there were not
enough troops to cover the remote park in Cameroon's far north.

IFAW said it was not clear how many elephants remained in Cameroon but a 2007 estimate
but the figure a between 1,000 and 5,000.

(Writing by David Lewis,; Editing by Rosalind Russell)

Latest: Many elephant calves orphaned by the recent killings have been spotted in Cameroon’s Bouba Ndjida National Park, and activists fear the animals may soon die of hunger and thirst.


In the area around one of world's most famous
waterfalls, The Vicotira Falls in Africa, you will find
one of the richest wildlife places on earth.

We are then in the southern part of Africa, close
to the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe, and
just west of Namibia and Botswana.

The Victorian falls is a 1.700 m wide waterfall,
falling more than 100 meters, whereafter the river
continues downward a 30 m wide canyon.

The Zambezi-river comes all the way from Angola,
crossing the continent on its way east and returns
to the ocean on the coast of Mozambique.

Lions are some of the animals that fascinates people in Scandinavia.
They scare us, but yet we don't know much about them. And may be that is good -
since we now are debating day and night as wolves are becoming more usual,
you can only guess what would happen if someone set out lions here, too.
For just like the wolves, lions also need food, but may be there are
more of that kind on the plains around the Victoria Falls?

The Botswana Red lechwe - Kobus leche - are living in the northern part of
Botswana, especially in the Okavango-delta, not far from The Victoria Falls. They are very
social animals, and live in flocks up to 25 animals, often led by one single male.

The Rhinos are not exactly lion-food, and so they have nothing to be afraid of. Or....?

To break the neck on a giraffe isn't the easiest way to get food, so both those animals are living quiet and peacefully on the savannah..

  A lot of other animals are also getting hungry.
  One hungry animal is the cheetah. It surely need some
  extra food as it is known to be the fastes running animal
  on earth. While hunting, it can reach 110 kilometers an
  hour, and then you'll have to run really fast if you don't
  want to be catfood that day.....

  Another hungry animal is the leopard. Not easy to
 distinguish from its relative, the cheetah. One difference
  is the black line from the cheetah's eye down to its
  mouth, but you probably won't know till you have it
  to close to be comfortable.....
  Anyway, it is a slower animal. It likes to crawl quietly
  and silently, but if it has to, up to 60 km/hour.

 Another hungry animal is the hyene.Not particularly the most popular animal, but they also have their place in the system. Often thay just have to be grateful for eating up what other wild animals leave behind, but then again is is doing its job, cleaning up the earth.


  The Zebra is wellknow as lion-food and other wild   animals, but so there are still more than enough zebraes   running around (yet....). There are several different kinds   of zebraes, but it is inknown why they seldom mix with   other kinds than their own, even if they spend most of   their time in great mixed groups. In southern Africa most   of the zebraes where killed in the 19th century by the   Boers and other adventurous hunters.

The Elephant. On of the world's largest animals, and well   known for its ivory-teeths - and therefore also often   hunted and slaughtered.

  The elephant is also a social animal, so the elephants
  often groups in large flocks. An interesting feature about   the elephant, is that it has the longest time known in the   world of animals, having its new baby inside for up to 22   months before giving birth.

A nocturnal insect hunter, the big-eyed bush baby rarely leaves the trees in which it lives.
This African representative of the lemur family makes astonishing leaps through the branches.
© Photo Des & Jen Bartlett, National Geographic,
March 1983
 There are still many other animals in Africa - yes, unbelievable many - but nowadays we have the WEB,
so everyone can go hunting them all.
This short set of pictures are made hoping you will be mooved to look for more of this fantastic and fascinating side of the Creation. Use the searchers on the net, and learn more about the many kinds of animals and birds on this earth!

Try these links to African Wildlife:

For 250 other animals - click here

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