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The Marsh Pride: End of an Era

The Marsh Pride: End of an Era

Jonathan Scott: The poisoning of members of the Marsh Pride, the world’s best known lions, highlights the need for a lasting solution to human–wildlife conflict in Africa

Lioness Bibi in her prime, with three cubs (pictured above), in the Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya. Bibi was a member of the Marsh Pride that featured in the BBC TV series “Big Cat Diary” from 1996 to 2008. Bibi died on 6 December 2015 after being poisoned along with other members of the pride. Photograph: courtesy of © Andrea Scott. All rights reserved.

Kenyan villagers out run 2 cheetahs and capture them alive

Kenyan villagers out run 2 cheetahs and capture them alive

Villagers in north-eastern Kenya out-ran and captured two cheetahs they accused of killing their goats. The villagers — near the town of Wajir — waited until the hottest part of the day to chase the cheetahs, which after some six kilometres became too tired to run any more.

The man who led the hunt said he decided to take action after 15 of his goats were killed and eaten by the cheetahs. Th villagers tied the cheetahs, which were caught alive, and took them to police demanding for compensation.

Crocodiles lie in wait for gullible gazelles

Crocodiles lie in wait for gullible gazelles

The Thompson’s gazelles stood no chance as they tip-toed into the water of the Mara River after much anxious deliberation. As their bodies sunk deeper into the water, three 20-foot Nile crocodiles started making a beeline for the gullible gazelles.

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Zimbabwe elephant hunter identified as German property mogul

Zimbabwe elephant hunter identified as German property mogul

EXTRACT FROM THE FOLLOWING THIRD PARTY SOURCE: Written by: Melanie Hall for The Daily Telegraph

A leading animal rights group has named the man believed to be the German hunter who paid nearly £40,000 to shoot one of the largest elephants ever seen in Zimbabwe as a property mogul in Berlin.

PETA in Germany offered a €1,000 (£730) reward to anyone who could identify the German hunter photographed posing with the body of the huge elephant that was circulated widely online after it was revealed the animal had been killed as a trophy on a private shoot.

Notorious Chinese ‘Queen of Ivory’ arrested

Notorious Chinese ‘Queen of Ivory’ arrested

A specialized wildlife trafficking unit under Tanzania’s National and Transnational Serious Crimes Investigation Unit (NTSCIU) arrested a number of high-level Chinese ivory traffickers led by a woman who is now thought to be the most notorious ivory trafficker brought to task so far in the war against elephant poaching. She is believed to be behind the trafficking of a huge quantity of ivory over the last several years.

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