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Incredible Facts About the Hippopotamus

Incredible Facts About the Hippopotamus

As a water-loving animal, the hippopotamus was named by the Greeks and translates to “river horse.” Commonly known to be peeking out of the water with its flared nostrils, the hippo has extremely sensitive skin, hence spending majority of their day basking in the...

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Interesting & Unknown Facts About the Jackal

Interesting & Unknown Facts About the Jackal

The jackal - a member of the canine family, and native to parts of Southeastern Europe, Asia and Africa. Mostly solitary animals by nature, these mammals are territorial, vocal and monogamous. Born hunters and protective over what is...

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Facts on Hyenas, the Dog-Like Creatures

Facts on Hyenas, the Dog-Like Creatures

Unique as they come, hyenas are classified into their own family, known as the Hyaenidae. Populating the vast lands of Africa and Asia, these creatures are well-known as dog-like carnivores and are primarily nocturnal. However, they are known...

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The Ultimate Guide to the Colourful Chameleon

The Ultimate Guide to the Colourful Chameleon

With over 202 species confirmed in 2015, the remarkable chameleon has kept many scientists guessing over the years. These colourful creatures are distinguished by their extremely long and highly modified tongues, their jerk-like walk and their strange feet. Keep...

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Everything You Need To Know About The Steenbok

Everything You Need To Know About The Steenbok

Though small in stature, the Steenboks are definitely a sight to see with their large ears, interesting markings and beautiful golden brown fur. You can spot them in sub-saharan Africa in open grasslands. Their population is stable and they’re listed as ‘least...

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The Bushbuck – Africa’s Least Social Antelope

The Bushbuck – Africa’s Least Social Antelope

Giving one of these animals a fright will either result in it sinking to the ground to lie flat or to bounding away from the ‘threat’. The interesting bushbuck is a familiar sight in the Kruger National Park, as they call the sub-Saharan and eastern parts of Africa...

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The Tsessebe – Social, Sleek and Speedy

The Tsessebe – Social, Sleek and Speedy

This fascinating antelope is one of the most common ones found in Africa. The Tsessebe or sassaby is part of the Bovidae family which comprises of wildebeest, blesbok and hartebeest. Much like the aforementioned animals, these mammals also have the distinctive high...

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The Serval Cat – The Successful Savannah Hunter

The Serval Cat – The Successful Savannah Hunter

You may never have heard of a serval cat before but if you’re a fan of wild cats, you’re going to love this one. From its cute, small face to its large ears, these cats are rare sights that you won’t ever forget. Despite what it looks like, they are actually pretty...

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The Ostrich – The Biggest Bird In The World

The Ostrich – The Biggest Bird In The World

We’ve all seen them and we’re all fascinated with the biggest bird in the world – the ostrich. With their long necks, long legs, massive wings and interesting personalities, there’s a reason they’ve become one of the top animals many tourists and locals like to spot...

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