Category Archives: Wildlife

How to Change A Life

During the chaos of lockdown, I took a long, hard look at my life and decided it was time for a change. At the ripe old age of twenty-four. I’d spent three years working in the music industry and while the excitement of dealing with artists and contracts had sustained me post-university, I had a …
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It Takes A Safari Lodge To Raise A Guide

Previous NJ MORE student Nic Human – now a field guide at Madikwe Safari Lodge – writes about his experience of becoming a field guide at one of the country’s top safari lodges. “So far, my time at Madikwe has been nothing short of amazing. The warm and welcoming nature of the staff has made …
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Leopards, Leopards And More Leopards

My journey at MORE started this past January when I was selected to attend as one of the 8 career guides at the NJ More Field Guide College in Marataba. The last 8 months have flown by in a blur of learning, new experiences, friendships and feeding an existing but always-hungry passion for the bush. …
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The Hippo King

The Hippo – King of African waters

Hippos are very large amphibious mammals, found in the southern half of the African continent. They were originally native to everywhere south of the Sahara, but are now mostly living in parks and reserves. The hippopotamus amphibious, as it is known taxonomically, is in the Hippopotamidae Family. Hippos are large creatures with some males weighing …
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Fascinating Facts About Rhino Middens

In the bush, the most important signs of wildlife are the simplest, but they are often overlooked. Most people would turn their noses up at rhino dung, instead preferring to look at other sightings or tracks. Yet interestingly enough, white rhino dung tells a story that is of utmost importance to not only the rhino …
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Sight And Sound Advanced Birding Challenge

It was the month of May and the morning of the 5th, it started out like any other morning, with a really early wake-up and many unfamiliar sounds from outside our tents, those sounds were birds. But lucky for the NJ MORE students, those sounds where about to become a whole lot more familiar with …
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