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Walk with Rangers to Protect Africa's Wildlife

Walk with Rangers to Protect Africa’s Wildlife

Join Raabia Hawa, Ijema Funan and Moses Sinkoi on their walk to save Africa’s wildlife! This iconic 15-day trek will take you through the wilds of Tanzania and Kenya, and support a critical cause: fighting the poaching crisis. The trek includes 8 days through increasingly wild country and savannah in ...

 

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Author: Michael Theys

April 28, 2014

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Top 3 At-Risk Animal Species in Africa

Top 3 At-Risk Animal Species in Africa

1. Rhino - The price per pound for rhino horn is valued at $29 500 + (worth more than gold or cocaine). - The total world rhino population has drastically declined: from 200 000 individuals at the start of the twentieth century to roughly 29 000 today. - Over 70% ...

 

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Author: Michael Theys

February 4, 2014

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Bushbaby's Feast

Bushbaby’s Feast

Stilts Backpackers is not only famous for its tree house accommodation: it is also home to some interesting wildlife amongst the tree tops. If you’re looking for some close encounters with greedy bushbabies you should definitely spend some time in the area. The greater bushbabies are being fed every evening ...

 

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Author: Michael Theys

October 24, 2013

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They Are Sometimes Known as the "Ugly 5"

They Are Sometimes Known as the “Ugly 5″

When it comes to animal spotting, most people are well aware of the “Big 5“, or perhaps even the “Little 5″! However, did you know anything about the “Ugly 5″? Chances are you don’t… Well, I don’t blame you as I only found out about the expression on my latest ...

 

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Author: Michael Theys

August 20, 2013

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What are Groups of African Animals Called?

What are Groups of African Animals Called?

Ever wondered what the collective noun is for groups of African animals? Here's a list of some of the most obvious (and not so obvious) ones.

 

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Author: Michael Theys

May 29, 2013

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Raabia Hawa's Love Affair with Wildlife

Raabia Hawa’s Love Affair with Wildlife

An interview with Raabia Hawa, a well-known “Kenyan Radio presenter with a passion for people and wildlife, people for wildlife, and wildlife for the people”. Hi Raabia. Thanks for taking the time to contribute to AfricaFreak. It’s a real honour to have you, and I’m sure our readers out there ...

 

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Author: Michael Theys

April 24, 2013

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Story of the Lemur

Story of the Lemur

How Did Lemurs Get to Madagascar? Lemurs arrived in Madagascar around 62 to 65 million years ago by rafting on mats of vegetation at a time when ocean currents favored oceanic dispersal to the island. Range in Size - The Indri can reach 3.9 ft (1.1 m) with its legs ...

 

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Author: Michael Theys

March 25, 2013

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What Sound Does a Zebra Make?

What Sound Does a Zebra Make?

While it might not “sound” that obvious, zebras do indeed produce noises. Some of them are very close to what horses sound like, yet they also have a very distinct high-pitched noise that makes them very special! Generally speaking, zebras either bark, bray or snort. Such sound signals may express ...

 

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Author: Michael Theys

March 8, 2013

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Inspired by Africa: Wildlife Off the Beaten Track

Inspired by Africa: Wildlife Off the Beaten Track

Luxury family holidays don’t have to entail spending time in typical tourist destinations. Adventurous and active families have been making memories by booking holidays such as a Botswana safari and exploring the back country of Africa. If you are looking for a travel experience that you and your family will ...

 

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Author: Tom Browne

March 1, 2013

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Do Hyenas Really "Laugh"?

Do Hyenas Really “Laugh”?

While it may seem like hyenas are “laughing”, the sound they produce is actually used to communicate. Such funny noises may express excitement, nervousness (when confronted by lions for instance), and it is often produced when the animal is on the prowl for food. Other typical hyena sounds consist of ...

 

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Author: Michael Theys

February 28, 2013

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