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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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What Does a Hippo Sound Like?

What Does a Hippo Sound Like?

I’ve decided to start a little animal sound “concert”. In other words, each week I will feature a different safari sound. Today’s sound of the wild is from our hippo friend. What does a hippo sound like? Hippos grunt, groan, roar and make loud wheezing sounds! Enjoy the hippo show ...

 

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Author: Michael Theys

February 21, 2013

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Africa's Endangered Safari Hit List

Africa’s Endangered Safari Hit List

Guest Post by Chris Mears. Africa is awe-inspiring beauty wherever you decide to safari, but our main reason for travel on the continent is ultimately concerned with wildlife. Unfortunately, poaching and the destructive behaviour of we humans is having a massive impact on the lifespan and population of many well-loved ...

 

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Author: Guest Posts

January 17, 2013

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Top 10 Best African Wildlife Videos on YouTube

Top 10 Best African Wildlife Videos on YouTube

If you’re like me and you love “African wildlife action”, you’ve probably spent endless hours glued to your screen on some of the amazing footage out there! Today I’d like to share a compilation of the best African wildlife videos I’ve ever come across (so far) on YouTube. The top ...

 

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Author: Michael Theys

November 8, 2012

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