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These camps are situated in the Masai Mara and the Amboseli national park. The video features footage of leopards, cheetahs, lions, giraffes, zebra, buffalo, the wilderbeest migration, crocodiles, antilopes, birds of prey.
The wild dog (aka painted dog or hunting dog) is one of the most endangered predators in the world. There are only an estimated 3-5,000 of these carnivores left in Africa.
After being hunted as a pest, caught in traps left for the bush meat trade, and being pushed out of their own territory by the population growth, the wild dog is in serious trouble.
But we CAN help.
Conservation efforts are taking place right now to ensure this dog stays around or some time. Please support animal conservation and keep the wildlife alive!
"Painted Dog Conservation" *******www.painteddog****
"Predator Conservation Trust" *******www.predatorconservation****
"African Wild Dog Conservancy" *******www.awdconservancy****
Please help the dogs today,
(for instance I spent $25 of my rebate check and adopted a wild dog from the AWF. Click on the link below to find out how.
African Wildlife Foundation *******www.awf****
*Canines all around the world are in trouble, whether it is a wolf being legally killed here in the US in the Yellowstone region, a domestic dog being killed for its fur in China, or a wild dog being shot as a pest in Africa they all need our attention. We as people can do a better job in taking care of man's best friend and his relatives.
Please check out my other wildlife videos.
Video Tour of Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania. See www.tanzaniaodyssey**** for more videos in Tanzania and Zanzibar.
The Rhino is one Africa's Big Five.
The white rhino is the largest of the remaining 5 species of rhinoceros.
They are divided into the southern and northern white rhinos. It is thought the northern rhino is extinct in the wild due to poaching, and only a handful remain in captivity.
Some research shows the southern wild population numbers around 11,000, but the IUCN red list list shows over 17,000.
At any rate, even though the white rhino has the largest numbers of any of the rhino species, it still is endangered and needs our help.
(On a side note-the IUCN recently took the Asian greater one horned rhino of the endangered red list, but I along with others feel it is still needs the protection given by that status)
There are over 700 white rhinos in captivity world wide. The rhino is one of the few larger animals that can be introduced into the wild. Meaning a captive born white or black rhino could make its way to Africa. Recently in October 2008, a white rhino was born via artificial insemination at the Budapest Zoo.
Even with protection they can still be legally trophy hunted in areas of South Africa. I find this to be counter productive with all the time and money going into increasing their numbers. I think we have to get it into our mind set that ALL rhinos need not to be killed. *They can also be green hunted in which a tranquilizer gun is used to and the hunter gets a picture next to their "kill." These are less expensive, but not as popular as a regular hunt.
The rhino horn is still found on the billion dollar animal black market which is driven mostly by China and the US.
Please visit the following web sites for ways you can help save the rhino.
*All footage taken by me at Lewa Wildlife Conservancy in Kenya, Africa
(A great place for rhinos!)
This cobra was enclosed in a glass cage..We need to check the plight of the creatures!!
Samburu Dancers perform, a clip from “The Intrepid Berkeley Explorer On Safari”, a free video whisking you away to Tanzania and Kenya, meeting famous African animals from Antelope to Zebra, including leopards, elephants, lions, cheetah, rhino, and hippos, plus a visit to the Masai Village.
To enjoy all of this film, plus over 30 other free, non-commercial, streaming travel videos from every continent, and still pictures, please click on the link below the screen, and then on the direct link to my geocities Video Page that follows; or ask a search engine for:
Intrepid Berkeley Explorer
Adventure African safari for wildlife, trekking and outdoor activities. *******www.natural-track****
Testimonies from a team that went to Lira, Uganda to work on an orphanage for PATH Ministries.
Impala and their offspring, a clip from “The Intrepid Berkeley Explorer On Safari”, a free video whisking you away to Tanzania and Kenya, meeting famous African animals from Antelope to Zebra, including leopards, elephants, lions, cheetah, rhino, and hippos, plus a visit to the Masai Village.
To enjoy all of this film, and over 30 other free, non-commercial, streaming travel videos from every continent, plus still pictures, please click on the link below the screen, and then on the direct link to my geocities Video Page that follows; or ask a search engine for:
Intrepid Berkeley Explorer
Wild animals in South Africa
The higher u are, the more the injury....7 freakin' levels of a fall...
A Collection of Bowhunting Adventures
Mike Lamade experienced this collection of bowhunting adventures over a period of almost four decades. Mike will take you along as he stalks a huge bull moose in the Yukon and fights through a blizzard for a record book muley on the Colorado plains. Pope & Young whitetails will fall in Kansas, Illinois and Wyoming, and you'll wait with Mike in a ground blind in South Africa for elusive kudu, gemsbok, and wildebeest. In his 40 years of pursuing big game with his bow, Mike has hunted most of the United States and Canada and traveled to Africa eight times. Most of the stories in this collection have appeared in Bowhunter magazine.
Join Mike on over 20 action-packed bowhunts for whitetail, mule deer, bear, moose, pronghorn, alligator and a wide range of African plains game. It will take your breath away.
5.5" x 8.5", paperback
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Email him at miketribute-books****