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I have the opinion that Development aid and food aid are just mechanisms to support corrupt governments. They just take away the responsibility a government has to its people, which allows them to concentrate more on lining their own pockets.

 

Although not PC, I must say that I tend to agree with you. I don't think that most aid agencies started off that way, but it often appears to end up to be counterproductive. Except in emergency aid due to severe drought or war. Medecins San Frontieres is a big exception in my view, but I suppose that comes under medical aid due to war or other crisis due to earthquake etc.

 

Dikdik, the time is coming fast when we must sit down around a campfire and discuss some of these 'heavy' issues helped by some appropriate lubrication! :P

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Hello everyone, just got back from South Africa and Namibia and i'll be uploading some new videos every now and then,

 

(Wasp for breakfast)

 

This video is featuring a skink that jumped out of a tree to snap a wasp. You can see how the wasp is still alive while being swallowed head first

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rNQ1B5KjFB0 (Lion Love)

 

Here we meet two lionesses who appear to like each other very much, especially the last minute is almost human like.

 

Now sit back and enjoy!

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Hello everyone,

 

I went on a Safari tour in Madikwe Game Reserve (SA) last month. I just wanted to share with you one of the sightings when a half grown elephant was walking towards a waterhole and passing by two male lions that were resting below a tree. For some reason the elephant charged the lions and turned his back to them the next second. As it happened, the lions immediately stood up, anticipated the situation quickly and then took him down. We caught the entire incident on camera. It is difficult to watch on video as it was witnessing in front of our eyes but a fabulous documentary of wildlife.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nWeF-koEtJQ

 

There are many questions left unanswered as to why he was walking without the herd; why he decided to charge them at all etc....

 

Best

Stefan

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I don't think this is elephant is "half grown", it's actually very young and I am surprised he was without his herd

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@@stefan_r Thanks Stefan. Please do write a trip report and include your video by starting a new topic here. Matt

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Once in a lifetime sighting!

 

Indeed it's weird why it's without the herd. It shows how opportunistic predators are! In our work we've actually recorded wild dogs trying to take down a young elephant.

The elephant would have had a chance, and a good chance, if it would have stayed on his feet, but it quickly fell over.

 

I don't know what the elephant population is in Madikwe, but I do know that the lion population has been unsustainably high, to the point that they actually had to remove several dozen lions.

 

BTW, what is the noise in the background? A generator or waterpump or something?

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This happened on the LIVE streaming safari in front of thousands of people watching, in the Greater Kruger on the 15 of January 2015
Scary video of an elephant unexpectedly turning towards an open safari vehicle and poking her tusks effortlessly through the metal of the Land Rover.
Taken in the Sabi Sands in the Greater Kruger National Park in South Africa.

Thank you to the guide for showing this elephant the utmost respect!

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?x-yt-cl=84411374&x-yt-ts=1421828030&v=99VNZPt2MIs

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That was pretty scary indeed. I was not aware of all these videos...oh dear, now I am not going to be tending to matters at home but watching videos!

 

He showed her much respect and left; I wonder why she was still mad as ~ an elephant!

 

@@africaaddict, thanks for adding to my daily visits to ST :wacko:

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<iframe src="https://player.vimeo.com/video/139849067" width="500" height="279" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe>

 

I tried to show a Vimeo video, but the player didn´t show as expected.

 

Sorry about that.

Edited by Sverker

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This was a video we shared on our YouTube page called, "An Attempted Hunt". It certainly was a change of pace for this cheetah! The outcome is not what most would expect.

 

 

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