Wildthings

Guinea Pigs – Part 1

Guinea pigs make great first pets and are relatively easy to look after. Before getting a guinea pig make sure that you have the time, budget and knowledge to meet all his needs. Different breeds There are many different breeds ...

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The hawksbill sea turtle on Roxy Blows Animal Show

Click the link to listen to the clip on MixFM where Roxy Blows chats about the hawksbill sea turtle for the Animaltalk segment on her Animal Show #AnimaltalkListenstoRoxyBlows To read the full article, click here. For more information on Roxy’s Animal ...

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Pangolin in trouble

With bodies covered in scales rather than fur, pangolins are among the world’s most unique animals. There are eight species worldwide: one in India, three in the rest of Asia and four in Africa. Believed to be the world’s most ...

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AnimalTalk visits the Kevin Richardson Wildlife Sanctuary

At the end of 2014 AnimalTalk was privileged to visit the Kevin Richardson Wildlife Sanctuary just outside Pretoria. This was made possible by FleishmanHillard, the PR company for the Discovery Channel (Animal Planet). They have done work with Kevin before, ...

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Setting up an aquarium

Setting up an aquarium requires some basic knowledge of the equipment needed, tanks and accessories, water quality, light, water temperature and aquarium fish species. Which tank is best? There are a number of different sized rectangular glass tanks available on ...

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Animals of the Victoria Falls

Although not the world’s widest or highest waterfalls, the Victoria Falls are considered the most spectacular. When taking all the dimensions into account, they are the biggest curtain of falling water on planet Earth. Situated in the mighty Zambezi River ...

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The Puma

Puma Fact File Scientific name: Puma concolor Distribution: From the northern Yukon in Canada (North America) to the southern Andes in South America Habitat: Although he prefers dense bush, this cat can adapt to every habitat type within his region ...

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10 cool things about the hawksbill sea turtle

Looks Hawksbill turtles are medium-sized sea turtles. Adults are usually 76 to 90cm long and weigh between 45 and 91kg. Their skin is covered in thick, overlapping scales that are called scutes. The scutes are usually amber-coloured and richly patterned, ...

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Wildcats

A subspecies of the wildcat, the European wildcat is found across Europe and in some parts of Asia Minor. They resemble domestic cats and are closely related to the African wildcat, the Asian wildcat and the Chinese Mountain cat. Genetic ...

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10 cool things about giraffes

Mighty height The giraffe is the tallest mammal in the world. His long legs and neck do make drinking difficult though. To get to water, he needs to spread his front legs and crane his neck down at an awkward ...

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World’s 10 most expensive dog breeds

A list of the world’s most expensive breeds of dog: Note: These prices are calculated averages and will vary from breeder to breeder! 1. Basset Hound (R14,000 – R17,500) These droopy-eared dogs make for great companions. They have a very ...

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Amanzimtoti Sponsor a Spay Campaign

Help support the Amanzimtoti Sponsor a Spay Campaign and pledge R400 to have a dog or cat sterilised #AnimaltalkCares One pair of unsterilised dogs and their offspring can produce 67,000 dogs in just six years. In the same time one ...

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