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Cambodian Capital

Our travels in Cambodia cover Ancient Angkor and Phnom Penh, continuing here with the capital city that was once known as ‘The Pearl of Asia’! 614 more words

Buffalo Tours

"Ebola Clue May Lurk in 10 Million Bats in Zambian Fig Trees"


About 10 million straw-colored fruit bats are returning from a night of feeding, some flying as far as 100 kilometers (62 miles) to feast on berries and figs.

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I thought I had been busy but then August came along.

Please don’t miss out on the other photos in this post as August brought more opportunities to practice with my camera. A number are included here as I’m a big believer in practice makes perfect and one day I hope to get it right. 343 more words


Ebola Epidemic Originated With Insect-Eating Bats

The Ebola outbreak in west Africa has just entered its second year, though it’s only now its origins have been pinpointed. Researchers from the… 308 more words


Study links Ebola outbreak to fruit bats

Children’s play area near bat colony eyed as possible source of infection

Staff Report

FRISCO — A research team suspects that the recent West African Ebola outbreak may have started  from contact between humans and virus-infected bats, perhaps as children played near a  large colony of free-tailed insectivorous bats housed in a hollow tree near the village where the outbreak started. 289 more words


Kangaroos vs wimpy reindeer

We’ll be in Darwin, Australia through Christmas. This is the first time that the kids will celebrate Christmas somewhere that is not cold. It’s really, really not cold here. 944 more words