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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 the Lion” are also part […]

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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, insects, antelopes and…even vervet monkeys! […]

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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 increasing numbers in restricted areas […]

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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 little warrior rolls itself into […]

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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 as well if you have […]

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The uniqueness of zebra stripes

Zebras are remarkable animals, a sweet look-alike mix between a horse and a donkey. Their black and white pajamas are highly recognizable, and make them rather unique in the African savannah! Quick Zebra Facts Swahili Name: Punda Milia. Scientific Name: Equus burchelli (Plains or Burchell’s Zebra), Equus grevyi (Grevy’s Zebra) and Equus zebra (Mountain Zebra). […]

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Whale Hermanus

Best whale watching spot in the world

Location Hermanus is situated in the Western Cape Province of South Africa, a short drive away from Cape Town. It is a paradise for sea lovers and whale watchers at heart! Without a doubt one of the world’s best land based whale watching spot!   When to Go As one would expect the town is […]

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Africa’s deadliest creatures?

Hippopotamus When one first thinks of a hippopotamus we may look at it as a very clumsy individual! Beware of misconceptions! This 2 ton fellow can run at speeds that exceed 30 kph, and will charge you in no time if felt threatened. Hippos are highly territorial, and should be approached with care especially when […]

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How to approach a mother rhino & calf on foot

A BBC Wildlife Video… Please DO NOT try this unattended! 😉 Can you feel the tension as this group of tourists approach the rhinos on their African safari walk? I surely could! To be honest with you I have never (ever) seen anything like this: truly unbelievable encounter! What do yo think? Also loved to see […]

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10 African wildlife must-bookmark websites

Here’s a list of some of my top websites – definitely worth bookmarking if you enjoy African wildlife as much as I do! 1. Listen to Africa Be part of an 18-month cycling journey across Africa, recording African sounds and voices! Although the website doesn’t focus entirely on African wildlife, it surely gives you a taste of what the […]

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Top 25 most spectacular pelican pictures

Pelican Overview Species: Great White Pelican; Pelecanus onocrotalus. Particularities: Very large white bird with pinkish flush in the breeding season. Pink orbital skin, pink and yellow bill, and yellow pouch. Larger than Pink-backed Pelican. Juvenile: Dark brown, whitens over time (with age). Habitat: Usually fishes in groups on open, freshwater or salt lakes. Also preys […]

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Zambia bird watching & game viewing treat: part 2

Travel Suggestions for Bird Enthusiasts & Safari Seekers! Read Part 1 first if you haven’t already! Day 6: Full day inside Kafue National Park. Birding safari and river cruise included in the program. Game drives and walking safaris are also a possibility. Fancy a rejuvenating hot spring dip in a unique sand bottomed Jacuzzi? Anything […]

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Zambia bird watching & game viewing treat: part 1

Travel Suggestions for Bird Enthusiasts & Safari Seekers! Part 2 here! Zambia has it all: incredible wildlife, dazzling scenery, and is home to some of the most notorious holiday destinations in the entire world! From the unique and splendid Victoria Falls, to a few of the finest safari holidays such as South Luangwa National Park, […]

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