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The 10 Most Elegant Antelope Species of the African Bushveld

The 10 Most Elegant Antelope Species of the African Bushveld

Kudu The kudu is the world’s second largest antelope species (behind the eland), reaching up to 1,2 m at shoulder height and weighing as much as 270 kg. It is by far one of the antelopes I admire the most, and always a delight to watch in the wild!  These rather ...

 

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Author: Michael Theys

September 25, 2009

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The Caracal: Africa's "Batman"

The Caracal: Africa’s “Batman”

As usual, Friday is video day! Today’s footage shows the agility and incredible hunting skills of a little known cat of the African savanna: the caracal! This relatively small fellow, closely related to the serval, is mainly nocturnal and solitary. It is easily recognized by its long, tufted, black-tipped ears. To ...

 

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Author: Michael Theys

September 18, 2009

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Defying the Laws of Nature

Defying the Laws of Nature

When maternal instincts take over nature’s laws… Hey there! In one of the previous videos entitled “Who Said Animals Didn’t Have Feelings”, a very strange bond took place between a hippo and a young impala. Today’s video is somewhat similar, and is certainly one of the most amazing wildlife footage ever recorded ...

 

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Author: Michael Theys

September 11, 2009

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The Marula Fruit: African Booze for Wild Animals, or Total Myth?

The Marula Fruit: African Booze for Wild Animals, or Total Myth?

Are you familiar with the Marula tree? If not, it’s a beautiful African tree that produces wonderful and tasty fruits! Yummy fruits, which apparently make elephants drunk…? The story has been going on for ages…so much so that it has even become a liquor, called “Amarula” for connoisseurs (very tasty by ...

 

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Author: Michael Theys

September 4, 2009

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The Coolest-Looking Creatures of the African Bush

The Coolest-Looking Creatures of the African Bush

Bushbaby Also known as the Galago, this funny little creature looks as if it comes from another planet: it has bulging eyes, long dish-like ears, sticky and well-rounded finger tips, as well as an extensive furry tail! Although as many as 11 species of bushbabies can be found throughout Africa, ...

 

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Author: Michael Theys

September 2, 2009

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Who Said Animals Didn't Have Feelings?

Who Said Animals Didn’t Have Feelings?

An amazing moment of compassion and care between two very distinct animals of the African bush! Who would have thought this could ever happen? Out of all the wildlife footage I have ever seen, this one would most definitely top my list! The “Battle at Kruger” video as well as “Christian ...

 

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Author: Michael Theys

August 28, 2009

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When Baby Cheetah Plays Hide & Seek with a Lone Baboon

When Baby Cheetah Plays Hide & Seek with a Lone Baboon

Stunning BBC Wildlife footage between a baby cheetah and a big baboon! If you’re not aware of it yet, baboons can be very dangerous and will sometimes kill young mammals to supplement their omnivorous diet. In fact, they will eat virtually anything: from fruits and leaves to scorpions, small birds, ...

 

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Author: Michael Theys

August 21, 2009

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The Problematic Issue Around Elephant Populations: Two Opposing Views

The Problematic Issue Around Elephant Populations: Two Opposing Views

1. Culling of Elephants to Counteract Overpopulation? Broadcaster: NewsRevue; 2008 CNN Footage! In this first video, CNN reveals the problem around elephant populations and conservation matters. According to South African authorities, the natural balance of the ecosystem is being upset by elephant overpopulation. The pachyderms uproot trees and destroy the environment, and their ...

 

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Author: Michael Theys

August 14, 2009

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Top 5 of Africa's Weirdest Creatures

Top 5 of Africa’s Weirdest Creatures

Pangolin Also known as the scaly anteater, the pangolin is perhaps the weirdest African animal out of them all! Physically speaking, it is highly distinguishable. Its armor is like no other, and its plated scales cover most of the body: upper parts, sides and tail. When placed under stress, the ...

 

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Author: Michael Theys

August 11, 2009

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How to Steal a Meal in the African Bush

How to Steal a Meal in the African Bush

Hey there! Just thought I’d start a little “Friday Video” concept going on on my blog, each and every Friday! In other words, I’d like to feature African Wildlife Videos on a weekly basis! Will research new ones every week, and would be very grateful and happy to share some of yours ...

 

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Author: Michael Theys

August 7, 2009

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