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 […]

Mugging Tourists South Africa

Mugging Tourists South Africa

Never be a Target of a Mugging     Keep South Africa Clean. Don’t Get Mugged I believe I promised you something. If you’re here because of our last entry on Wildmoz, then welcome. If not, please read the last entry entitled, “Mugged: Save Your Hide Touring South Africa”  for the intro to this story. […]

Mugged: Save Your Hide Touring

Mugged: Save Your Hide Touring

Don’t Get Mugged For Nothing     Mugged. Hide your Savings or Saving your Hide? There’s a fine line when coming across a mugger in the dark, in an unknown terrain and then being mugged. Do you save your life and run, or empty your pockets. Well, when you empty your pockets you have in […]

Ostriches Babies on the Loose

Ostriches Babies on the Loose

Captivating Baby Ostrich Runegades     Even Baby Ostriches Can’t Fly So, the reason for the heading above is “run.” Because run is what they have to do to get away from predators. Seeing it’s springtime in the Southern Hemisphere, these guys are hot-footing it all over the place around us, getting new shoots after […]

Donkey Cart Africa’s Basic Taxi

Donkey Cart Africa’s Basic Taxi

A Donkey Cart – Basic and Down To Earth     There Are Few Things As Simple as a Donkey Cart Your outfit will need reins, traces, blinkers or even a harness for your essential donkey mode of transport? Well, no problem there. The mines are continuously using up conveyor belting. Especially diamond mines in […]

Rare Elusive Spotted Nicator

Rare Elusive Spotted Nicator

Nicator, A Twitcher’s Dream Discovery     Not Elusive in Name Only Here’ an uncommon series of photos – the star is the Yellow Spotted Nicator, now known as the Eastern Nicator (Nicator gularis). The elusive nicator isn’t as such a rare bird. Although occurring in Lowveld savanna bush from Mkuze River in Zululand all […]

Strange Spirit Legend of Kariba

Strange Spirit Legend of Kariba

BaTonga Spirit of Kariba Dam     Spirits Ahoy The Nyami Nyami is a legendary spirit creature of the Tonga people, said control life in and on the Zambezi River. According to tribal lore, the spirit of Nyami Nyami dwells in the Kariba Gorge. Local people have reported spotting the creature over the years but […]

Bizarre Creatures, Wild Wonders

Bizarre Creatures, Wild Wonders

Bizarre Crazy Wonders of Wildlife     Some Will Even Kill You This bizarre four inch (100mm) worm has no fear. And the reason is? Nothing will dare touch it with its very poisonous fine hairs all over. If you’ve ever been unfortunate enough to rub against this bizarre creature, you will never forget the […]

African Wildlife Art Exhibition

African Wildlife Art Exhibition

Say It With Paintings     Art: This is How History is Made As African wildlife art exhibitions go, Friday and Saturday’s event, held in a beautiful, private Marloth Park Lowveld home, was unique. For one thing, it was an original occasion featuring work by the renowned wildlife painter, Dawie Fourie, together with Moz and […]

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