Smaug barbertonensis A shy denizen of well-shaded, bouldered hills and mountains with plentiful crags and fissures, the diurnal Barberton Girdled Lizard feeds on invertebrates, frogs and small geckos. Excluding their tails, adults can measure up to 13cm in length. Females give birth to 2-6 babies in late summer. Considered by some authorities to be a […]
Asian elephants, like great apes, dogs, certain corvids (the bird group that includes ravens), and us, have now been shown to recognize when a herd mate is upset and to offer gentle caresses and chirps of sympathy, according to a study published February 18 in the online journal PeerJ. Intimate Gestures The scientists studied 26 […]
28th of July 2018 Pauline had seen a pamphlet about The Knysna Elephant Park and really, really wanted to go but I was not that keen because “those” sort of places creep me out and plus we would have to back track 50 kilometres to do it. Anyway I couldn’t say no to her because […]
After 9 weeks away, we made our triumphant return to Botswana! I can’t express the relief I felt when passing over the border. We had made it through the majority of the remote spots and were now back in our comfort zone and within range of help/supplies if needed. And we still had a lot […]
It was a record year for killing environmentally-concerned people in 2017. Some were killed just trying to protect precious landscapes from Asian island developers. Game Keepers and Wardens in Africa have taken a big hit, too.
The rush in Southeast Asia to cultivate Palm Oils and other lucrative commodities, and growing cattle ranging in Africa, is all coming at the expense of rare wildlife as these and other practices continue at an ever greater pace.
Our tour for today was to visit Addo Elephant Park, which was about an hour drive from the port. Our tour guide was a young man who grew up during the aparthied. He had some vary interesting stories to tell of his life experiences. He suffered beatings and jail from the time he was just […]
This 2017 video from Canada is called Brown Bear Grizzly – National Geographic Documentary. From the University of Nottingham in England: New study questions when the brown bear became extinct in Britain July 4, 2018 New research provides insights into the extinction of Britain’s largest native carnivore. The study — ‘The Presence of the brown […]