Cari

Meet Our Writers: The Wildmoz team authors, Cari and Moz, have a lifelong passion for the bushveld and share information about many of Africa's good things. Wildmoz is Africa - the cradle of life! Wildlife, African folktales, wildlife art, Kruger Park and safari info! Taste life as it is in Africa.

25 Famous African Folktales

25 Famous African Folktales

25 FAMOUS AFRICAN FOLKTALES   Author & Illustrator Mauritz Mostert     Copyright 25 Famous African Folktales Copyright © 2020 by Mauritz Mostert All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted by any means – electronic, mechanical, photographic (photocopying), recording, or otherwise – without prior […]

How Giraffe Stretched His Neck

How Giraffe Stretched His Neck

HOW GIRAFFE STRETCHED HIS NECK   Author & Illustrator Mauritz Mostert   How Did Giraffe Get His Long Neck?     And His Legend Grows It’s not about who’s the best, it’s about who’s the most imposing and humble about it. If that is correct, then Giraffe fits the bill. This, of course, is our […]

Remember When White Lions Were Discovered?

Remember When White Lions Were Discovered?

Wonder of White Lions     Into the Bushveld we go In the early years of the Lowveld – before the 2nd Anglo-Boer War – a young man, the Rand Pioneer Andrew Mauritz Mostert, left his home in Beaufort West, having recently graduated from Grey College, Bloemfontein. He began a career as a transport rider […]

The Great Animal Battle

The Great Animal Battle

THE GREAT ANIMAL BATTLE Author & Illustrator Mauritz Mostert   A Battle of Bad Intent     In the Beginning Long, long ago, somewhere in Africa, when all the people and animals were new, the darkest day in Africa started something like this. Here, beginning at the beginning, at what was said to be the […]

African Wildlife: The Big Five

African Wildlife: The Big Five

 Some of Africa’s Big Five Facts   So You Know the Big Five Then? The term “Big Five” – see video below – was devised by the big-game hunters who plied their trade in Africa during the 19th and early 20th centuries. It refers to Africa’s five most difficult and dangerous animals to hunt on […]

Megaliths to Khoisan Hunters

Megaliths to Khoisan Hunters

The Khoisan Painters Were Here     Khoisan Hunter/Gatherers of the Bushveld Adams calendar was recently confirmed to be the oldest man-made site in the World and was also discovered to be very extensive – see video below. No one knows who built all the constructions or why. No skeletons have been found, or real artifacts. […]

Diving Woodland Kingfishers

Diving Woodland Kingfishers

There’s Bird Bathing and Then…     There’s bird bathing In these sequenced images, you will see the two birds diving from a nearby Delgoa thorn tree, which I hope you will enjoy as much as we did.     These birds make an epic image bathing. First there was one woodland kingfisher—Halcyon senegalensis—then all […]

Words, Paint and Stripes

Words, Paint and Stripes

Voila! And A Book Is Born     Not any book mind you Special? Well, I hope so! After all the effort that has gone into the preparation and setup, this little Zebra soft cover book and it’s mates have cost plenty in time and effort. We who created and promoted it have big hopes […]

Bee Navigation And Algorithms

Bee Navigation And Algorithms

Not A Fly By Night Creature     Polarized Navigation Specialists Polarized light and internet algorithms are both attributes assigned to the humble bee (among many) but for different reasons, although both are attributes of navigation i.e. one in the sky and one in cyberspace. If you have ever lost your sense of direction at […]

Fearsome, Fearless, Honey Badger

Fearsome, Fearless, Honey Badger

Do “Gentle” And “Badger” Go Together?     ‘Don’t badger me’ has many meanings Badger Mellivora capensis meaning honey devouring badger. But they actually eat anything, mostly they are carnivorous. As a young boy in the bush, I was taught that there are two creatures you cannot reason with when threatened and that was bees […]

Earth Day Africa

Earth Day Africa

Anyone Noticed How The Lines Are Getting Blurred?   The big story. Happy Earth Day everyone. These interesting stats for World Earth Day history. So it’s time to put your feet up and enjoy someone else’s take on things below… But please don’t ignore the latest news – July 2018 – from China’s changes. Or […]

Cooperative Birds Of Africa

Cooperative Birds Of Africa

Birds Incorporated. What’s Your Part?     It’s a family/partners sort of thing Some birds — and a few mammals — have parenting aced. Imagine… built-in babysitters on tap! Helpers to feed the kids… Nannies to take them out. Minders who’ll help with the hatching! Yup, it’s true. Some species even have sitters to sit […]