Tag Archives: Wild life

What animals teach us

Do you often look at your hamster and wonder why he stores food in his cheek pouches, or watch an army of ants carrying tiny crumbs away from a biscuit your little brother dropped on the kitchen floor? Animals do ...

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Why you have to think twice before getting an exotic pet

Caring for and homing an exotic pet is something that requires responsible knowledge, dedication, energy and staying power. Small mammals, amphibians, reptiles and all sorts are available nowadays as pets. A spontaneous decision, not well thought through, can cause a ...

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10 cool facts about the rockhopper penguin

Who doesn’t love Lovelace, the rockhopper penguin in the movie Happy Feet? These are the 10 cool things we found out about them. 1. Out of the ordinary While most penguins are prone to waddle, the rockhopper penguin has a ...

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10 cool things about the jerboa

The jerboa is a very cute, but strange looking rodent. His hind legs are four times longer than his front legs. Let’s find out what else is interesting about him. 1. Animal fusion When you see a jerboa jumping around ...

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10 Cool things about dolphins

1. Parties in the ocean This majestic animal often shows his beautiful appearance by jumping out of the water and putting on a show for everyone to see. He is not shy and likes to socialise with dolphins and humans ...

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IFAW unveils a bold new brand and website

International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) — a global animal welfare and conservation non-profit organisation — unveils its bold new brand, including a new logo and website. These changes come at a critical moment when awareness and action, from both ...

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Vampire bats – what you want to know

A creature of legend thanks to Bram Stoker’s Dracula, the common vampire bat is feared and disliked by many. However, they are interesting animals, and not quite as evil as many might think! Is the bad reputation deserved? Not at ...

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NSPCA to take legal action against Johannesburg Zoo

The National Council of SPCAs (NSPCA) was made aware that the Johannesburg Zoo is bringing in another elephant in the immediate future. This decision has been made following the death of one of their elephants, Kinkel, last year – leaving ...

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The Sand Cat

Also known as the sand dune cat, the sand cat is widely distributed in North Africa's Sahara Desert, the Arabian desert and deserts in Pakistan and Iran

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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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