Zebra- Why do Zebras have Stripes?

Zebras with their conspicuous black and white stripes have become one of the iconic animals of Africa. A keystone species which people all over the world travel hundreds and thousands of miles to see. So apart from the fame these striking markings have bought them what is the reason, the evolutionary benefits of their stripes?… Continue reading Zebra- Why do Zebras have Stripes?

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Can the elephants survive the coup in Central African Republic

Last month saw the government of the Central African Republic overthrown by rebels and the state has now become lawless. Rebels groups have reportedly joined up with Sudanese poachers and elephants are facing a crisis. Conservation groups World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and World Conservation Society (WCS) have today released a joint statement calling for immediate… Continue reading Can the elephants survive the coup in Central African Republic