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The Fossa

Behold, the fossa (Cryptoprocta ferox), the top predator of Madagascar (exempting, as always, our own very predatory kind).  The fossa weighs between 5.5 and 8.5 kg (12 to 20 pounds) and lives mostly on primates—namely the lemurs which are everywhere indigenous to the strange micro-continent.   503 more words


Africa's Other Cats

Many tourists flock to Africa to view Africa’s infamous predators, most notably its big cats such as lion, leopard and cheetah. However there are a number of other cat species to be found in the various parks and reserves of Africa which are equally if not more interesting than their larger cousins. 722 more words

Safari Index Africa

Civet is the Shakespearean Word Of The Day (03/01/15)

Civet (n.)

Civet means “groom, low fellow, knave“.  Civet is cited in (3) of William Shakespeare’s plays including: (KL IV.vi.130), (MA III.ii.46) and… 37 more words


Snap Shot Saturday: Bearcats! A what? Yes, Bearcats!!

I definitely did a double take when I saw this creature moving so stealthily in its pen. There are two of them! They are part of the animals under the care of Palawan Wildlife Rescue and Conservation Center in the Philippines. 75 more words


Ethical Civet, A View from the foothills

It’s been almost a year since my last visit to Ethiopia, after which I wrote the post, “Ethical civet a glimpse from the mountaintop“.  I must admit, when I returned home I felt overwhelmed, as it seemed the only way a model ethical  Civet farm could be established, was if I moved to Ethiopia, built it, and ran it myself. 1,862 more words


Mystery of the Scattered Feathers

We were checking out one of the fields when we came across a sad sight. Lots and lots of feathers strewn all over the grass. We were in the field where the owls are often seen and these were owl feathers.  628 more words

Wild Birds

When do Emerging Markets Become Emerged?

BRICS, MINTs, CIVETS, D-8, and the Next Eleven. The list of ‘emerging economies’ seems to grow expeditiously every few years as more and more countries make the jump from frontier to emerging market. 522 more words