The Hippopotamus! The most dangerous animal in Africa, in fact the whole world, is the hippopotamus. This may come as a surprise because they are kind of cute and chubby and they seem to just bob around in the water. Also, they are vegetarians and it is a commonly held belief that vegetarians are gentle […]
In 2016 I had an amazing opportunity to travel to Zambia with Elephantopia. I’ve shared before some thoughts on this experience, but as Elephantopia is getting ready to journey back to Zambia in just a few short months, I wanted to take a moment to share a few more thoughts on my experience. Where to…
Every sighting of a hippo is an absolute thrill. They have that huge 1.5 ton body on short, stubby legs, topped by a bulbous face with little eyes and tiny ears. Zambia, located in the central lower third of Africa, is home to the world’s largest population of wild hippos. Found only in Africa, […]
SAD BUT TRUE! However, the government has recently established 3 new nature protection areas: Quirimadas National Park, Bazaruto National Park and Lake Niassa Reserve. Hope this all helps!
A local expression that has developed is ‘where have all the animals gone?’
Supporting the African Wildlife Fund can help…
No trip to the African continent would be complete without animals, and animals we have seen. At our stop in Port Elizabeth, SA we took a tour to Addo Elephant Park. It sure lived up to its name! Our guide’s name is Xolani and he is Xhosa. They use clicks in their language- the X […]
During my visit to Tanzania, I witnessed a mind-boggling variety of animals. It was overwhelming yet unbelievably amazing. I learned about so many different animals, so I decided to list the ones I saw here. Keep in mind, if you go to Tanzania, you could have a very different experience with different animals. That’s what […]
WHILE HUGGERS.CA IS RESEARCHED AND WRITTEN BY CANADIANS IT REALLY IS AN INTERNATIONAL SITE WITH INTERNATIONAL WILDLIFE INTERESTS AND FOCUSES. WE ARE FOLLOWED BY PEOPLE FROM CANADA, USA, UK, IRELAND, THE NETHERLANDS, THE ARABIAN PENINSULA,INDIA AND MANY OTHER NATIONS.
WE ARE INTERESTED IN THE WELFARE AND PROTECTION OF ELEPHANTS (Asian and African), RHINOCEROS (Asian & African), CHEETAHS (Asian & African), LIONS, TIGERS, ALL SPECIES OF BIRDS, in fact, we are interested in all things good that are living, on land, in the air or in the sea; and lament those things that are endangered or otherwise under siege! AND WE WANT TO PASS THIS INFORMATION ALONG…
We like to bring our concerns to the attention of people who are likewise concerned, including governments, countries- or anybody who will listen!
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