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FIRE – FRIEND OR FOE?

The use of fire in a reserve is always a contentious issue because people often don’t realize the importance of fire as a management tool and are always concerned about the wildlife, especially the small animals that cannot escape it … Continue reading

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EUMKHOSI WOMHLANGA – THE ROYAL REED FESTIVAL

August/September is the month for the well known Umkhosi woMhlanga – THE ROYAL REED FESTIVAL. Annually this festival is held in northern Zululand at His Majesty’s, the King of the Zulu Nation’s royal residence at KwaNyokeni Palace near Nongoma. This … Continue reading

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THE ENVIRONMENT IS JUST ANOTHER RESOURCE TO BE USED UP IN THE SERVICE OF HUMANITY

This is the belief of the ‘dogmatic Marxist’ quoted from Hayton’s book Vietnam: Rising Dragon. Scott Roberton says that Vietnam’s economic model is, at its heart, driven by a desire ‘to make money, no matter what the cost’. Clearly the … Continue reading

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Sex in a down feathered beds

House Sparrow Passer domesticus populations have crashed severely in many parts of the world due to a number of reasons, some man-made, others due to inter-specific competition. In some areas these crashes have resulted in up to 70% of the … Continue reading

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The world’s slowest animals

Do you have any idea which are the world’s slowest animals? Coral 0 km (Mussels & oysters could also fit in here) Garden snail 0.048 km Three-toed sloth 0.24 km Giant tortoise 0.27 km (world’s slowest reptile) Spider Tegenearia atrica … Continue reading

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10 Fastest land Mammals

Can you name the top 10 fastest land Mammals and what speed do they go at? Cheetah 114 km Pronghorn Antelope 95 km Blue Wildebeest 80 km Springbuck 80 km Lion 80 km Brown Hare 77 km Red Fox 77 … Continue reading

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Interesting animal facts from around the world

Animals are fascinating for so many reasons, some simply because of their beauty, some because of their ability to kill you and some because of their life styles and ability to cause phobias.   If you decide to research some … Continue reading

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