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5 animals we LOVE that we only see in Summer

Although there are many things to love about a winter safari, there are some truly special creatures that only make an appearance during the warm and wet summer months. In this week's blog article, Elly tells us about some of her favourite summertime sightings so that you can keep an eye out for them on your next safari!

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The Leopard orchid and its interconnectedness with the world around it

Very often, we consider the relationships that animals share with each other but do not credit plants for the important role they play in their broader ecosystem. The Leopard orchid is a plant that shares numerous special relationships with other organisms in its environment, making it a wonderful example of the interconnectedness of the natural world. As a favourite of our guides, and a flower that we are lucky to spot on...

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An historical moment to protect the future: Klaserie Sands digs deep for rhino conservation

Last year, our team and our guests had the unique opportunity to take part in two dehorning operations alongside wildlife veterinarians, pilots and key members of the reserve’s conservation and management teams. The following is Elly's recount of the incredible, hands-on experience in which the team got up-close-and-personal with one of the Klaserie's most iconic and threatened animals.

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Everything you need to know about rhinos

As one of the famous 'Big Five', rhinos commonly feature on a safari goer's wish-list. However, these prehistoric giants are becoming harder and harder to find with each passing year. Having wandered the plains of Africa for millenia, rhinos are now experiencing a dramatic decline in numbers like never before. Here, guide Elly explains how to tell the difference between black and white rhinos, why they are so endangered and what you...

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5 examples of animals helping each other that you might not have heard of

For me, one of the most interesting things in nature is symbiosis - two separate organisms that have adapted to each other and are now benefiting each other. They're working together and this is known as mutualism, it's a win-win situation. The first example that comes to mind is often the oxpecker and the rhino, but have you heard about the warthog and the mongoose? Or perhaps the ant and the Acacia...

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