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CHARITY FOCUS: NKOMBE RHINO

CHARITY FOCUS: NKOMBE RHINO

From Rhino protection to relocating the endangered Wild Dogs: check out the different programs that Nkombe Rhino uses to make a difference in Africa.

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2021 CHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE

2021 CHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE

Wild in Africa bracelets come with a promise of quality, and they carry meaning and value for the organisations you support when you make your purchase: our beaded charity bracelets are the perfect Christmas gift.

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INSPIRING INDIVIDUAL: Carlos G.

INSPIRING INDIVIDUAL: Carlos G.

Meet this week inspiring individual: Sunset-lover, seaside-wanderer, shark-seeker, and an adventurer of Earth’s wildest places, photographer Carlos Gauna

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BLACK FRIDAY SALE

BLACK FRIDAY SALE

Black Friday Sale! 40% off the price of our beaded charity bracelets, store-wide! 

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CHARITY FOCUS: THE BACKWATER SANCTUARY

CHARITY FOCUS: THE BACKWATER SANCTUARY

Learn more about the Backwater Sanctuary, an amazing organization that rescues equines in need of a fresh start!

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5 SPIKY PORCUPINE FACTS

5 SPIKY PORCUPINE FACTS

5 facts about Porcupine

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Our conservation success stories on World Smile Day

Our conservation success stories on World Smile Day

We want to share some of the reasons we have to smile today. Conservation success stories from the organisations that work hard to make a difference.  While the fight is tough and the going isn’t easy, sometimes things work out and these amazing people on the front line get to breathe a sigh of relief. We hope these make you smile on World Smile Day!

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World Rhino Day and Elephant Appreciation Day

World Rhino Day and Elephant Appreciation Day

We find ourselves on World Rhino Day and Elephant Appreciation Day with a battle to fight for these revered creatures. Both the rhino and the elephant face persecution by humans, their armour coveted by the super-wealthy and the superstitious.

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CHARITY FOCUS: RHINO RESCUE PROJECT

CHARITY FOCUS: RHINO RESCUE PROJECT

Rhino populations are in danger, and action has to be taken to keep them from going extinct. One organization, the Rhino Rescue Project, is taking matters into their own hands by devaluing the horns that rhinos are poached for. Although this process may seem complex, it’s one of the most straightforward, safe methods for keeping rhinos alive.

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5 IMPRESSIVE OSTRICH FACTS

5 IMPRESSIVE OSTRICH FACTS

Did you know that ostriches are capable of killing a human or a potential predator like a lion with a forward kick? Here we compiled 5 facts you might not know about this fascinating giant bird.

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INSPIRING INDIVIDUAL: TANIA ESTEBAN

INSPIRING INDIVIDUAL: TANIA ESTEBAN

This week Inspiring Individual is a fellow female camera operator working in the field of natural history, Tania Esteban.

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INTERNATIONAL DOG DAY

INTERNATIONAL DOG DAY

It is the day of the dog – (wo)man’s best friend, the purest of souls, those furry friends we are lucky enough to share our lives with. Let us celebrate our loyal family members and pay full respect to good boys and goodest girls the world over! Especially, the wild kind. 

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CHARITY FOCUS: SAVING THE SURVIVORS

CHARITY FOCUS: SAVING THE SURVIVORS

Learn more about Saving the Survivors and their work to protect and save endangered wildlife with their Director's interview, Tristan Wood.

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World Elephant Day

World Elephant Day

Whichever way you look at it, elephants are a part of the landscape and World Elephant Day stands to remind us of that. 

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International Cat Day

International Cat Day

It’s impossible for us to let International Cat Day pass without acknowledgement from our team. After all, our senior executives are themselves, cats! If you’re new around here, you might not have met VV, Sundar, and the latest addition, GiGi, so keep an eye out for their appearances on Instagram and you’ll soon get a feel for our feline family.

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5 CRAZY FACTS ABOUT KOMODO DRAGONS

5 CRAZY FACTS ABOUT KOMODO DRAGONS

Komodo Dragon is an endangered species that only lives on 5 Indonesian islands. Let's look at 5 more unusual facts about them.

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INSPIRING INDIVIDUAL: Chad Copeland

INSPIRING INDIVIDUAL: Chad Copeland

Meet this week Inspiring Individual: Planet Earth advocate and Wildlife filmmaker and photographer Chad Copeland.

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What about rhino horn?

What about rhino horn?

If rhino horn has you wondering, here are some frequently asked questions to help you stay informed.

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INSPIRING INDIVIDUAL: Alib Isa

INSPIRING INDIVIDUAL: Alib Isa

Incredibly talented artist Alib Isa is this week inspiring individual.

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CHARITY FOCUS: INVICTUS K9

CHARITY FOCUS: INVICTUS K9

Taylor, sat down to record some of the close calls and nail-biting experiences Jay and Mike have racked up over their years in conservation!

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5 ASTOUNDING FACTS ABOUT GIRAFFES

5 ASTOUNDING FACTS ABOUT GIRAFFES

5 interesting facts about the tallest mammal on earth, the towering Giraffe

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WORLD OCEAN DAY

WORLD OCEAN DAY

We are incredibly proud and honoured to know and support the work of the Vatuvara Foundation through our jewellery line, and this World Ocean Day we would like nothing more than to give you the opportunity to get to know them and support them too! 

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INSPIRING INDIVIDUAL: Chris Burkard

INSPIRING INDIVIDUAL: Chris Burkard

This week Inspriring Individual is phtographer Chris Burkard. We’re big fans of not only his work - which includes photography, authorship and motivational speaking - but of his lifestyle, which prioritises sustainability and authenticity.

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CHARITY FOCUS: ZAMBIAN CARNIVORE PROGRAMME

CHARITY FOCUS: ZAMBIAN CARNIVORE PROGRAMME

From lions to wild dogs, Africa is filled with these amazing predators, and the Zambian Carnivore Programme is working to save them. Led by Dr Matthew Becker, the ZCP is a longtime Wild in Africa partner, that does everything from research to local education. 

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PERFECT GIFTS FOR FATHER'S DAY

PERFECT GIFTS FOR FATHER'S DAY

This year, you can get ahead and make the most of our special Father’s Day sale, which offers you 15% off our beaded bracelets for conservation, store-wide. 

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5 FASCINATING TIGER FACTS

5 FASCINATING TIGER FACTS

5 fascinating facts about the real "King of the Jungle": the Tiger!

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INSPIRING INDIVIDUAL: Margot Ragget

INSPIRING INDIVIDUAL: Margot Ragget

Margot Ragget is a PR specialist turned wildlife photographer and the producer of the inspirational Remembering Wildlife campaign that has reached the homes of celebrities such as Chris Martin, Dr Jane Goodall, and former James Bond himself, Pierce Brosnan. ​It all began with a fateful visit to the Masai Mara, which ignited a fiery passion within her bones, and today her life’s work is not only about selling her phenomenal wildlife photography, but raising and channelling funds into initiatives that combat human-wildlife conflict. As the founder and producer of Remembering Wildlife, Margot is a shining example of how one impactful...

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GRADUATION GIFT GUIDE

GRADUATION GIFT GUIDE

If you’re supporting friends or siblings who are graduating, and you’d like to send a meaningful gift from afar, we’ve got some ideas… 

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INSPIRING INDIVIDUAL: Cristian Dimitrius

INSPIRING INDIVIDUAL: Cristian Dimitrius

This week Inspiring Individual is Brazilian cinematographer and Emmy Award winner Cristian Dimitrius.

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CHARITY FOCUS: MABULA GROUND HORNBILL

CHARITY FOCUS: MABULA GROUND HORNBILL

Wild in Africa - Bracelets for Wildlife is ecstatic to present the Mabula Ground-Hornbill Project, an organization that seeks to conserve and protect Ground-Hornbills, a bird currently categorized as “Vulnerable” by the IUCN.

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5 ICY POLAR BEAR FACTS

5 ICY POLAR BEAR FACTS

5 facts you might not know about the icy giant Polar Bear

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Give a meaningful gift this Mother’s Day

Give a meaningful gift this Mother’s Day

We’ve got the perfect gifts for Mother’s Day on the 9th May. Our entire store is running Mother’s Day sale offering 15% off all our bracelets! Just use the code MD21 when you check out. 

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5 things you can do for wildlife conservation from afar!

5 things you can do for wildlife conservation from afar!

5 things you can do for wildlife conservation from afar.

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INSPIRING INDIVIDUAL: Ashleigh Scully

INSPIRING INDIVIDUAL: Ashleigh Scully

Meet this week Inspiring individual: 18 years old, award-winning wildlife photographer Ashleigh Scully.

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CHARITY FOCUS: VATUVARA FOUNDATION

CHARITY FOCUS: VATUVARA FOUNDATION

PR Consultant, Taylor, had the chance to talk to Katy Miller about the Vatuvara Foundation, to learn more about the intricacies of the organization and more specifically today, the crabs protected by the Vatuvara Foundation.

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EXPLORE WITH SHANNON WILD: MADAGASCAR

EXPLORE WITH SHANNON WILD: MADAGASCAR

Madagascar is the only place in the world where you can see lemurs in the wild! Plus it’s home to a plethora of unique wildlife found nowhere else on earth, and that’s reason enough to make it one of my absolute favorites! Madagascar's fauna and flora are sadly endangered by human activity, a familiar story. Since the arrival of humans around 2,350 years ago, Madagascar has lost more than 90 percent of its original forest, a truly devastating reality. So you can appreciate how excited I was to visit this endangered environment and see it for myself, especially before more...

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Inspiring Individuals: Women of Wild In Africa

Inspiring Individuals: Women of Wild In Africa

For Inspiring Individuals this week, we thought we’d introduce the faces behind the scenes at Wild in Africa!

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Celebrating women in wildlife conservation on International Women’s Day

Celebrating women in wildlife conservation on International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day is the perfect opportunity to celebrate women working in wildlife conservation!

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INSPIRING INDIVIDUAL: Sarosh Lodhi

INSPIRING INDIVIDUAL: Sarosh Lodhi

Sarosh Lodhi shares, through his photographs, the deep majesty of the central Indian forests - a coveted habitat for some of the planet’s most alluring mammals. His career behind the lens, which began more than two decades ago, has morphed into a pursuit of conservation awareness and habitat preservation. A Nikon influencer with celebrated wildlife images, Sarosh knows how to work with the forest’s complex, dappled light and capture the secretive animals in the context of their environment. The result is beautiful, but more than we admire his camera work, we appreciate Sarosh’s dedication to spreading the message of environmental...

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CHARITY FOCUS: ADVENTURES OF PILI

CHARITY FOCUS: ADVENTURES OF PILI

Wild In Africa is extremely excited to present one of our newest partner charities, The Adventures of Pili, an organization that is breaking cultural boundaries, planting trees, and helping children learn new languages.

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5 SURPRISING WARTHOGS FACTS

5 SURPRISING WARTHOGS FACTS

Thanks to Pumba from Lion King, the funniest animal in a cartoon, the common warthog is one of the best-known African animals. But except for their distinctive tusks and warty face, what do we really know about them? We compiled 5 diverting facts you might not know about them

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INSPIRING INDIVIDUAL: Sarah Stribbling

INSPIRING INDIVIDUAL: Sarah Stribbling

If you’ve ever been on the receiving end of a beloved pet’s gaze, you’ll understand the value in having that loving look immortalised in the form of art. (Cat people over here… and dog people. Ok snakes, too.) Sarah Stribbling is an English artist who captures with exquisite detail, the faces of pet pooches and sassy cats, but she also uses her masterful talent to feed her passion for wildlife conservation. Her degrees in Zoology and Biodiversity give her the scientific understanding of habitats and species, and her genetic gift for painting and drawing have made her an admired member...

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5 PLASTIC REPLACEMENTS

5 PLASTIC REPLACEMENTS

5 Plastic replacements we can’t live without There are so many environmentally friendly products out there that it is difficult to choose just five! Not only have clever inventors created replacements for plastic, but they’ve designed substitutes for single-use items that all contribute to the amount of waste accumulated in our landfills and water systems.  There are a million ways to be eco-friendly, whether it is about using green cleaning products in your home or switching to reusable sanitary or cosmetic products. Long gone are the days of just saying no to a straw – now we have a responsibility...

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INSPIRING INDIVIDUAL: Daniel Hartz

INSPIRING INDIVIDUAL: Daniel Hartz

This week Inspiring Indivual is the founder of Sustainability Champion, Daniel Hartz.

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CHARITY SPOTLIGHT: PANGOLIN PRESERVATION

CHARITY SPOTLIGHT: PANGOLIN PRESERVATION

Wild In Africa is extremely excited to present one of our newest partner charities, Pangolin Preservation, an organization that seeks to stop the illegal poaching of Temminck’s Ground Pangolins in Africa.

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SLOW AND STEADY WINS THE RACE... HERE ARE 5 FACTS ABOUT LEOPARD TORTOISE!

SLOW AND STEADY WINS THE RACE... HERE ARE 5 FACTS ABOUT LEOPARD TORTOISE!

The Leopard tortoise is a large and gorgeously marked species of tortoise.  Slow and quiet creature, Leopard tortoises are nevertheless a signature animal of the African savannah. 1. Leopard Tortoise are part of the Small 5 You've heard of the Big 5, but what about the little guys? The Small or Little 5 refers to small animals that can be seen during safaris and have similar names to the Big 5.  Leopard tortoise, Rhino beetle, Buffalo weaver, Elephant shrew and Antlion make up the ‘little 5’. 2. Leopard tortoises can swim! They are the only tortoise that do not have...

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A MONTH OF LOVE! 💓

A MONTH OF LOVE! 💓

We’re rebooting 2021 with a month of LOVE! From the 14th of January to the 14th of February, ALL our beaded bracelets are going on SALE!

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INSPIRING INDIVIDUAL: Ulla Lohman

INSPIRING INDIVIDUAL: Ulla Lohman

Our weekly Inspiring Individual is photojournalist, volcano addict and adventurer Ulla Lohman

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EXPLORE WITH SHANNON WILD: ARCTIC

EXPLORE WITH SHANNON WILD: ARCTIC

Welcome to a new addition to our blog for 2021! Happy New Year by the way. I’m going to take you on an adventure with me to some of the most amazing places on earth. I’m Shannon Wild, the founder of Wild In Africa and a National Geographic filmmaker and photographer. Today you’re going to journey with me to the Arctic! A region filled with top tier predators, adorable fluffy foxes and even tusked marine mammals. Now I’m the first to admit that I’ve never been a fan of cold weather. Growing up in north-eastern Australia meant scorching summers and...

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MERRY CHRISTMAS

MERRY CHRISTMAS

Season’s Greetings to our Wild Tribe! To those of you celebrating Christmas, we hope today is a merry and magical occasion. While we in South Africa have less of the twinkling lights and absolutely none of the snowfall associated with this day in the northern hemisphere, we’re humming along to Christmas tunes and baking mince pies none the less!  The smell of sunscreen, chlorine, and barbecue fills the air, and we’ll make sure we get a good amount of time beside the pool over the next couple of days! This is an African Christmas and we kind of like it,...

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