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To Fly or not to Fly, that is the Question. 10th March '20

I have just an hour by the pool at Tambankula Country Club in Eswatini, it was 30C, so rather hot but I am not complaining at all, I was the only person there so had the whole club to myself. I think I might have burnt the soles of my feet as I walked from…read more…

Coronavirus – a reflection 9th March '20

Gemsbok Namibia

I’m sure you’re aware, and have heard on the news, there is a virus spreading from China called COVID-19 or the Coronavirus. It’s got our attention, and we’re sure it has got yours too. That said we don’t want to panic unnecessarily, in fact panic and misinformation can actually be more damaging than the virus…read more…

Saving the White Rhino 3rd March '20

White rhino

A third viable northern white rhino embryo was created in December 2019 in a joint mission between Kenyan Government and scientists. The only two female northern white rhino left in the world, 31-year-old Najin and her 20-year-old daughter Fatu, had nine oocytes harvested (immature eggs cells) from their ovaries. These oocytes were rushed to Avantea…read more…

Crocodile factoids 3rd March '20

1. Saltwater crocodiles (Crocodylus porosus) are the world’s largest living reptiles. The average male is 5m in length and weighs around 500kg, with the largest ever recorded being 6.3m long! 2. A human can outrun a crocodile, a crocodile can achieve 12–14kph but only for a short time, and slower than a fit human. So…read more…

Protecting Giraffes 28th February '20

Giraffe at a waterhole

A study undertaken last year has produced giraffe distribution maps which covers 21 countries in Africa. It states that about 70% of giraffes’ range occurs outside government-managed protected areas, or formally protected areas like national parks. This means that most giraffes live on community lands where they share space with livestock and people. The updated…read more…

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