Wildthings

Cool things about the hammerhead shark

The hammerhead sure is an intriguing animal! Here are some things you might not know about him: Stating the obvious One of nature’s weirder-looking creatures, it’s not hard to see how the hammerhead shark got his name. His scientific name ...

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Keeping chickens

When you really love animals, often a dog and cat are just not enough. Chickens can make great pets, provided you have the means, time and space to care for them. As with any pet, it is extremely important to ...

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Wild romance

In the English language there are many expressions about love that refer to nature. Just think about the likes of ‘love nest’, ‘love on the rocks’, ‘love birds’, ‘puppy love’ and ‘love rat’. Here at Animaltalk, we think we have ...

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The delightful world of dolphins

The dolphin is the world’s darling. There are over 40 species and most live in warm waters, with only a few, like the right whale dolphin, preferring colder climates. Their diet consists mainly of squid and fish, though larger species, ...

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Be snake smart this summer

Every spring gives rise to reptiles coming out of their winter slumber to hunt for a much-needed spring meal. With snakes, hunting of prey is done by sight and sometimes scent, depending on the species. A snake’s sense of smell ...

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Why is clean water so important?

Dogs and cats drink approximately 40-60mℓ of water per kilogram of body weight per day. That means a dog weighing 10kg will drink about half a litre of water per day. This can vary due to environmental factors and the ...

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The wonderful world of the koala

This arboreal marsupial is native to Australia and spends his lazy days sleeping in trees and consuming large amounts of eucalyptus leaves. Koalas are solitary and only meet to mate. After a pregnancy of just 35 days, a tiny, hairless ...

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Cool things about the penguin

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. Why wings? You may wonder why, as penguins are flightless, they still have ...

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Starting up your marine aquarium

With Finding Dory hitting the big screens in mid-2016, children all over the world will again be talking about clownfish, hippo tangs and angelfish … Setting up and maintaining a marine aquarium can be a challenging but fulfilling hobby. While ...

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Roxy Blows on Waterfowl for your garden

Listen to the live clip taken 25 November on MixFM where we hear Roxy Blows on Waterfowl for your garden. For more information click here. For more information on Roxy’s Animal Show, please see below: Website Facebook Twitter Email: roxy@mixfm.co.za ...

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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. This month, we list 10 cool things about bluefin tuna!   ...

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Waterfowl for your garden

Are you interested in keeping waterfowl in your garden? Aviculture is enjoyed by people from all walks of life and provides a wonderful way for bird enthusiasts to learn more about various species. Provided they have a home which is ...

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