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Category: Africa

Remembering Cecil
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Remembering Cecil

It is five years since Cecil, a radio-collared 12-year-old male lion  was shot with a crossbow by an American trophy hunter in the Gwaii Conservancy. This is an unfenced area bordering the Hwange National Park where Cecil occasionally liked to roam. There was no hunting quota for lion in the conservancy. A summary of what...

Rafiki’s Story
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Rafiki’s Story

We were all shocked to read the headline that a silverback mountain gorilla, Rafiki,  had been killed by hunters in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest earlier this month. Rafiki was 25 years old at the time of his death. He was the much-loved silverback of the Nkuringo gorilla group which was one of the first to be...