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Anthrax downs 42 hippos in Tanzania

More than 40 hippopotami in Ruaha National Park have succumbed to the lethal bacterial disease, anthrax, according to a local media report. 24 more words


Eastern - South Luangwa Park

South Luangwa National Park was my first safari I’ve ever been on. We got a Peace Corps discount and stayed at Croc Valley in the dorms. 157 more words


Flavio the Flamingo, book review

Title: Flavio the Flamingo
by: Cassidy Jackson-Carroll
illustrated by: Graeme Compton
Publisher: Little Steps

Flavio the Flamingo has lost his colour pink.
‘Whatever will I do?’ he started to think.

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Picture Books

Sparks - Hippopotamus

This was the first track released off the new Sparks album also called Hippopotamus. The album is the 23rd album released by the band in their 45 year career. 122 more words

Notes from the Hippo Pool

After a successful day of seeing just about everything you can imagine at Lake Manyara National Park, I was pretty happy. I’ll write all about it at some point: the elephant charging the car, the pile of dirt that was vaguely lion-shaped, the usual. 253 more words


Convergent evolution

A newly descovered ichthyosaur got in the news recently. It was found in a museum archive by a paleontologist. What catched my eye was the note that this was a “dolphin that got extinct 90 million years ago”. 105 more words


Day 5: Cruisin' On A Sunday Afternoon (Hoedspruit/Blyde River Canyon)

Actually more morning… but anyway…

The day started out with a single plan (a short boat ride down the Blyde River, actually straight down from some of the previous day’s final viewpoints), and we were going to rest at the lodge the remainder of the day. 703 more words