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PODCAST: Andre Bauma & the mountain gorillas of Virunga National Park

In this episode of the Wild Lives by Faunographic podcast we chat to Andre Bauma, a legendary ranger, guide and wildlife rescuer who has devoted his life to caring for the mountain gorillas of Virunga National Park, in the Congo.

PODCAST: It’s World Lion Day! Explorer Dereck Joubert shares his unique perspective on these amazing big cats

To celebrate World Lion Day, Emmy-winning film-maker and National Geographic explorer Dereck Joubert talks about his life with big cats. Listen to his intriguing stories now on the Wild Lives by Faunographic podcast

NEWS: Rhinos evacuated from South Africa’s biggest game park

If you’re in South Africa and happen to see a rhino dangling from a helicopter, pump your fist: it’s being flown to safety in a new government bid to outsmart poachers. Last year in Kruger National Park 606 rhinos were killed by poachers – a huge hit considering only 8400-9600 white rhinos live in the […]

TRAVEL: Hiking with cheetahs in Namibia

  “Don’t. Run,” Jonas whispers. Seeing me twitch, Nicholas adds: “Only dinner runs, hahaha!”
 It’s not the first time I’ve heard the “running dinner” thing since
 arriving in Namibia, but it’s the first time it’s likely – I’m pants-peeingly terrified. Less than 15m away, 4 cheetahs have stopped hunting to eye us off. I glance […]

NEWS: Win for Africa’s most important wetland

Unesco has finally declared Botswana’s Okavango Delta a World Heritage Site, protecting Africa’s biggest wetland system for future generations. Applause please, because: The area is an epic wilderness that spans 16,000 km². That’s nearly 7 times the size of the Australian Capital Territory. Big? Yep. Stunning, too. It’s a Faunographer’s happy place – 128 species of mammal […]