Bananas: An African Super Food

Bananas: An African Super Food

Loving Bananas     Banana! Even the name sounds silly. But, I suppose when you’re a berry… that grows on a tree… built like a cucumber… colored red, green, purple or yellow… that everything wants to eat… a silly name would be the least of your worries!     Around these parts, almost everyone loves […]

African Folktale With a Twist

African Folktale With a Twist

True African Lion Hunters Tale     Remember Mungo Park? No, not in London or New York, but here in Africa. Well, sort of. His name was in fact, Mungo Park and he was an early, Scottish-born, British explorer. As an explorer for the British African Association from 1794, he had two major explorations of […]

Ordinary Wildlife Returns

Ordinary Wildlife Returns

Rains Return Our Ordinary Wildlife     Our ordinary wildlife returns no more, having faded away, as dry and brutal heat marked the passage of winter to summer. We watched as swollen clouds rumbled across the sky, carrying rain to the mountains, dumping snow where it didn’t belong. And then, one day, the rain came […]

Incredible Animals Kruger Park

Incredible Animals Kruger Park

Kruger Park Grazers and Browsers     The Wildveld This is both an English and an Afrikaans word used to depict all naturally wild areas of Africa. The last article dealt with the Lowveld/Slowveld syndrome and this is also of the wild but depicts a wider area. As you know, we are dealing with the […]

Amazing Animals - Kruger Park

Amazing Animals – Kruger Park

Kruger Park Grazers and Browsers     The Lowveld Also know by the colloquialism, the slowveld. Yes, life is slow in this part of the world and as in most other slow parts of the world, things do speed up in these, our-modern-times. Even see the animals strutting along faster than they used to. I […]

Large Animals - Kruger Park

Large Animals – Kruger Park

Large Animals of the Kruger Park     The Bushveld Why is the Bushveld different to other wildlife sanctuaries? In simple layman’s terms, it has a larger variety of animals due to the variation of food availability, as opposed to mountainous or grassland reserves, which it has as well. The purpose of this article, is […]

White Timbavati Lions Discovered

White Timbavati Lions Discovered

Wonder of White Lions     Into the Bushveld we go In the early years of the Lowveld – before the Anglo-Boer wars – a young man, the Rand Pioneer Andrew Mauritz Mostert, began his early career as a successful transport rider, leaving his home in Beaufort West, having recently matriculated at Grey College Bloemfontein. […]

How Giraffe Stretched His Neck

How Giraffe Stretched His Neck

Giraffe and His Long Neck     The Tasty Tamboti Tree Long, long, ago somewhere in Africa… When all the people and animals were new… Before Giraffe stretched his neck, Giraffe would forage for food in the shrubs and bushes and small trees that grew in such abundance. But his favorite food of all foods […]

Ostrich Chicks Growing Up

Ostrich Chicks Growing Up

Ostrich Babies… No More!     All Chicks That Were Hatched Still Survive Remember the eight little ostrich chicks? Guess what? They’re growing up! They’re now six weeks older and almost unrecognizable. The big family this little family belongs to, is that of the Common ostrich (Struthio camelus) ours are a sub branch known as […]

African Bush Crackers

African Bush Crackers

The Little Luxuries of Life     Living in the wilds of Africa, there isn’t always access to life’s little luxuries. Grilled meat and coal-baked potatoes are all very well and good. Mmm… especially with a cold beer after a hot day… but sometimes a glass of wine and bit of cheese is very appealing. […]

The Legacy of a Dung Beetle

The Legacy of a Dung Beetle

Dung Beetles Life and Value     Our Friendly Little Bug the Dung Beetle OK, so you think I’m crazy writing about none other than a dung beetle scarab. You’re going to be surprised at what these little bugs represent to our everyday lives. “I live in the middle of a city” you say? Yes […]

Duiker Baby Born In The Mist

Duiker Baby Born In The Mist

And So A Duiker Is Born     A Duiker Family Grey Duiker – Sylvicapra grimmia. Of all the antelope giving birth… finding a duiker giving birth in the wild is very uncommon. Another unusual phenomena is at the end of this story – now, don’t look! Keep the surprise. Excuse the quality of the […]

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