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The only way to remove the rhino poaching weed is by uprooting it.

Growing up in the rural parts of South Africa and helping out in my grandmother’s garden I learned at an early age that the best way to get rid of weeds was to pull them out by the roots. 538 more words

Kori Bustard (Ardeotis kori)

With a body weight of up to 20 kg, male Kori Bustards (Ardeotis kori) are possibly the heaviest extant animals able to fly. Due to their large weight, however, the birds spend most of their time on the ground and avoid flying as much as possible.  108 more words


Damara Dik-dik (Madoqua kirkii damarensis)

The Damara Dik-dik (Madoqua kirkii damarensis) occurring in northern and central Namibia is a subspecies of the Kirk’s Dik-dik which is native to East Africa. 107 more words


Common Eland (Taurotragus oryx)

With males weighing more than 900 kg and having a shoulder height of up to 1.8 m, the Common Eland (Taurotragus oryx) is the largest antelope of Africa, only rivaled by its close relative, the Derby’s Eland ( 117 more words


Rhino and moon are leaving us

Having rhinos and the moon in the same sentence sounds like some far-fetched fairy tale that Disney dreamt up. Truth is though; there is a similarity between the two as they are both leaving us albeit due to different reasons.  431 more words

Lake Manyara National Park – Flamingo Phantasmagoria

Manyara is smaller than Tarangire, at 130 square miles, with 77 square miles covered by Lake Manyara. Wildlife can wander between the two parks, though they are not contiguous. 416 more words



We had so much fun with the Baboons on my last trip to Uganda!

We had just crossed the Nile River by barge. As we embarked and stood chatting, a Baboon jumped into one of the 4×4’s through a drivers open window and stole a pineapple. 89 more words

Sam Clark Photography