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The scent of green papaya

When I lived in the South Seas I had papaya trees overhanging my verandah. They produced more fruit than I knew what to do with, so I didn’t mind sharing them with the local population of fruit bats. 511 more words

Bat-eating banned to curb Ebola virus

Guinea has banned the sale and consumption of bats to prevent the spread of the deadly Ebola virus, its health minister has said.

Bats, a local delicacy, appeared to be the “main agents” for the Ebola virus disease outbreak in the south… 269 more words


New Insights Into Ancient Pacific Settlers' Diet

Researchers from New Zealand’s University of Otago studying 3000-year-old skeletons from the oldest known cemetery in the Pacific Islands are casting new light on the diet and lives of the enigmatic Lapita people, the likely ancestors of Polynesians. 14 more words


Tropical living

This week’s shift at the park was a little bit of a soggy one. With some nippy winds blowing up and that good old horizontal precipitation it was time to find somewhere safe to shelter and take photos! 181 more words

Cotswolds Wildlife Park And Gardens

Kandy - Peredeniya Botanical Gardens

The Queen’s Bar to the side of the Queen’s Hotel in Kandy was one of the most bizarre places I came across in Sri Lanka, although the Irish Bar in Accra and a pub in Borrowdale, Harare did almost the same thing – walk inside and you are transported back to Britain – most of the faces are white, the décor is like a British pub and they serve drinks which at least half remind you of a terrible trendy bar in London if not a true English pub.  1,321 more words