In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, South Africa went into lockdown. The result was devastating. Overnight, visits to national parks and game reserves stopped, safari lodges closed their doors and millions of people lost their livelihoods. One of those affected, wildlife guide Frank Watts, put pen to paper and documented his emotional experience of life in South Africa during the lockdown.
Can I still see white rhinos in the wild? Following the sad news of the death of the last male northern white rhino in 2018, leaving only two females, the northern white rhino is now virtually extinct. Some tourists continue to express concern that they will no longer be able to see white rhinos in the wild.
It's baby season for big cat and canine predators in southern Africa and, on any game drive in one of the bigger parks and reserves, you're very likely to come across some very cute additions to the pride or pack or solitary cats.
Wildlife photographer, Christy Strever, was on her way through the Timbavati Private Game Reserve when she spotted a troop of vervet monkeys playing in the road. Stopping to watch their cute, humanlike antics, she was totally awestruck to see a snow-white monkey shoot out from the bushes, chasing its playmate.
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