Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Time Change For #SafariLive

As of Friday, August 28th, #SafariLive will start later, with the sunrise drive beginning at 6:00am and ending at 9:00am, and the sunset drive at 3:30pm and ending at 6:30pm. This change is being made to accommodate for the change of seasons and make the most of the time we have on drive.

This translates to start times for sunrise drive of 00:00am ET, 21:00pm PT, 05:00 in the UK, 06:00 in Central Europe, and 14:00 Sydney time, and, accordingly, 09:30am ET, 6:30am PT, 14:30 in the UK, 15:30 in Central Europe, and 23:30 Sydney time for the sunset drive.

As always, you're welcome to interact with the guides by asking questions through #safarilive on Twitter or via email at

Saturday, 15 August 2015

Some upcoming changes

Over the coming week(s) we will be trying out some new things. Or, for our long-term viewers, breathe new life into some old things.

The Fireside Chat will take a one week break but will be back next week.

During the coming week we will also start doing some tests with a special type of camera that will allow us to go out after dark again. We cannot say when yet, but we will likely be doing some live trials during the week.

Furthermore the walks will be restarted this coming Friday and we are looking into moving the Djuma waterhole camera back to its old location near the pumped little pan in case Gowrie Dam dries up completely.

Enough to look forward to, so keep an eye out for more info on our WildEarth Facebook page and Twitter feed.

Friday, 31 July 2015

Profile: WE Welcomes Jamie Paterson

Jamie Paterson is already a firm favourite with WildEarth.TV's SafariLive viewers. The Johannesburg native studied law and is an award winning musician, but the bush always piqued her interest and became her main focus.

In 2009, she participated in mass game capture in Tswalu Private Game Reserve, darting and relocating rhino, lion and brown hyena, and helped with the monitoring of cheetah and sable populations.

After getting a BA in Law from Cambridge University in 2012, she qualified as a nature and trails guide and began working at Siyafunda Wildlife and Conservation in the Greater Makalali Private Game Reserve. Now settled in with the rest of the team, Jamie gets to go to work and spend time with the animals she loves, namely hyenas.

Her "keen interest in and fascination with the bush and wildlife from a very early age", are some of her most vivid memories from holidays spent on various game reserves or exploring with her grandfather, who was a game warden in the Sabie area. "My ultimate goal is to be able to continue learning about nature throughout South Africa and to be able to share my experience and enthusiasm with the people that I interact with," she says.

Join Jamie and the rest of the team on SafariLive, daily via WildEarth.TV, and participate via Twitter using #SafariLive and emailing your questions during the sunrise or sunset drives to

Thursday, 30 July 2015

Djuma Waterhole Cam: An Update

The Djuma Waterhole camera has been experiencing sound problems recently. The WildEarth.TV crew on the ground has managed to get to the site of the camera and assess the situation. A longer ladder is needed to get to the camera housing to check the status of the mic and do the necessary cleaning of the lens.

WE apologises for the delay in resolving the issue. All your patience and support has not gone unnoticed, and thank you for continuing to do so. We hope to have it fixed and fully operational for all our amazing viewers to enjoy, soon.

Be sure to follow us on Twitter and like our Facebook page for further updates on this cam and all our others.

Thursday, 25 June 2015

#EagleWATCH: Branching Bald Eagles

The young eagles have begun to branch, with the siblings in the White Rock nest, Kilo and Lima leading the way. The two eaglets can be seen moving about the nest bowl, moving errant sticks and feeding.

K58 in the Two Harbors nest is growing well and can be seen perched on nearby rocks, and wandering around the nest bowl. Her parents have been providing loads of food and the result is a big, healthy, young bald eagle.

Uno, the Delta 3 nest eaglet has grown immensely and could be the first of this years' eaglets to fledge.

The Harrison Mills and Humboldt Bay eaglets are still quite small and are not yet at the branching stage. Both pairs of siblings are growing well and are well fed.

To view these live cams and watch these young bald eagles on their journey to independence, visit our site. Keep in touch via our Facebook page and by following us on Twitter at @WildEarth. Be sure to join the conversation via the #EagleWATCH hashtag.