Wildthings

10 cool things about penguins

Penguins are very interesting creatures with many quirks. There are between 17 and 20 species (depending on who you ask), and each has its own unique traits.   1. Why wings? You may wonder why, as penguins are flightless, they ...

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10 Cool things about the killer whale

The killer whale or orca can be found in all the oceans, from the warm waters of the Pacific to the icy seas around the poles. Killer whales have been seen to prey on a variety of sea creatures such ...

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Vet Talk- Your Questions Answered

When food makes Fido sick Q.  Can dogs suffer from food poisoning? A.  Yes, very definitely, although with modern commercially prepared foods this is infrequent. In the case of super-premium diets the food is prepared in conditions which are equivalent ...

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Watering Hole

Water is essential for the survival of both humankind and the animal kingdom. The difference is that each species has its own unique way of quenching its thirst. From slurping to gulping, this is how animals quench their thirst STICKY ...

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10 COOL THINGS ABOUT THE BLUEFIN TUNA

Like all tuna, the bluefin is a saltwater finfish who is part of the mackerel family. For many years, bluefin tuna have been fished extensively leading to severe overfishing

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THE MARGAY

The margay is a small cat who lives in dense forests in South America. They are solitary and nocturnal, occupying large territories which they indicate using scent markings.

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Forest man – the orangutan

Classified as one of the four great apes of the world – the others being the gorilla, chimpanzee and bonobo – the orangutan is truly a fascinating animal. Born with the ability to reason and think for themselves, orangutans are ...

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Depressed? Pets can bring your smile back

  There is nothing like coming home to our pets when we have had a bad day. No matter how grumpy we are, there is always that wagging tail or soft purr waiting on the other side of the door. ...

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A broken home: what about the pets?

Earlier this year, Stats SA released the latest marriage and divorce statistics for 2014. Over 24,600 divorce forms were processed during that year, equating to a 3.4% increase in the divorce rate from the previous year. What about the pets? ...

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Emigrating with your pets – it’s not as hard as you think

If you’ve made the decision to emigrate to another country, you’ve likely considered taking your pets with you. You may be concerned that costs will be exorbitant, but this isn’t always the case. The emigration process takes time – for ...

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