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Skål Garden Route Member In Miami To Receive International Award

Skål Garden Route is delighted to announce that the South African Animal Sanctuary Alliance (SAASA), owners of Jukani wildlife Sanctuary is the winner of the 2019 Sustainable Tourism Award in the category Major Tourist Attractions. Lara Mostert was in Miami to collect the award on behalf of SAASA

Conservation Marvel? The Indian Tiger Population Grows By A Third In Latest Figures

Good news: India's wild tiger numbers are on the rise.

Homeless Tigers Who Mauled And Killed Their Tamer Likely To Be Rescued By Aap

Brussels, July 11th - Following last week’s news that Ettore Weber, an experienced tamer, died after being attacked by his tigers during a rehearsal, the question of what to do with the animals has arisen. With the immediate fate of the eight tigers now resting with an Italian judge, AAP Animal Advocacy and Protection based in the Netherlands has proposed to immediately facilitate the tigers’ transfer to its rehabilitation facility in Spain. On this occasion, AAP, together with an...

Tiger Tamer Mauled To Death By Four Of His Own Big Cats

Four of his own tigers tragically maul circus tamer Ettore Weber to death, and then ‘play’ with his mutilated body for 30 minutes. A world renowned tiger tamer has been mauled to death by four of his own big cats, who then played with his remains for 30 minutes. Ettore Weber, 61, was mauled to death about 7.30pm last night at the Circo Orfei — Italy’s best-known circus. Weber had been rehearsing for his act when one of the tigers knocked him down before the other...

Wild Dogs - Africas Wild Wonders - The Secrets Of Nature

Africa’s top predator is the wild dog. Related to the wolf these carnivores are celebrated in this episode as we look at their highly social behaviour in one of Africa’s wildest and most predator dense areas, the Kruger National Park. Here up to 8 packs of wild dogs stick to their different territories or home ranges while hunting at dawn and dusk to keep their numbers strong. They may be top predator of Africa in terms of hunting, but they rank fourth in the list of strength…...