Author Archives: Irene Isaacson

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LAPPET-FACED VULTURE | DRACULA MOVE OVER, MEET BULA | MOHOLOHOLO SOUTH AFRICA

MEET BULA, A LAPPET-FACED VULTURE Bula was a young lappet faced vulture, a permanent resident at Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre, nr. Hoedspruit in South Africa. We met Bula when we went to Moholoholo to be […]

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FIRST HAND EXPERIENCE CARING FOR LUCIUS A ‘CHALLENGING’ CARACAL | MOHOLOHOLO SOUTH AFRICA

LUCIUS…. I had never seen an adult caracal up close and personal. And never thought I ever would. Not so. A short stint at Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre in South Africa provided so many first […]

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GO GET QUOKKA’D! | ROTTNEST ISLAND WA

If you haven’t heard of a quokka or ever even seen one, you just have to read our recent posting on Travel2Next.com [youtube]https://youtu.be/QaIanCRtwgc[/youtube]

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DIVING WITH CROCODILES | DARWIN NT

CROCOSAURUS COVE – DIVING WITH CROCODILES Whilst staying in Darwin for a few days we decided to explore Crocosaurus Cove in downtown Darwin’s CBD. A long standing business, their point of difference from other similar […]

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YELLOW WATER BILLABONG CROCODILES | KAKADU NT

We were recently up in the Top End of Australia in Darwin. Tony has a very old friend up there who owns IndoPacific Marine Education and Discovery Centre. A catch up has been long overdue […]

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SOUTH AFRICAN ANIMALS – WARTHOGS EAT APPLES? | MOHOLOHOLO SOUTH AFRICA

DID YOU KNOW THAT WARTHOGS LOVE APPLES? MOHOLOHOLO WILDLIFE REHABILITATION CENTRE It was quite unexpected when we came across ‘Pumba’. We had been out on a special job cutting up an elephant carcass which had […]

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SOUTH AFRICAN ANIMALS – HORNBILL MATES WITH HUMAN | MOHOLOHOLO SOUTH AFRICA

DID YOU KNOW THAT SOUTHERN GROUND HORNBILLS ARE ENDANGERED? South African animals include the Southern Ground Hornbill which is classed as ‘vulnerable’ on the IUCN list with only about 1500 in the whole of South […]

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BORN FREE FOUNDATION, JEAN BYRD | SHAMWARI, SOUTH AFRICA

We were privileged to visit the northern Born Free Animal Rescue and Education Centre at Shamwari Game reserve in South Africa. BORN FREE FOUNDATION PROGRAMS Born Free has many programs including bear, primate, elephant or […]

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BORN FREE FOUNDATION, JULIE WARD | SHAMWARI, SOUTH AFRICA

MOTHER EARTH is a very unusual but symbolic statue that greets visitors to the Southern Centre of Born Free in Shamwari. ELSA THE LION The Born Free Foundation was started by the English actors, husband […]

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SHAMWARI WILDLIFE REHABILITATION CENTRE, SOUTH AFRICA

SHAMWARI WILDLIFE REHABILITATION CENTRE Shamwari Game Reserve is approx. 1 hr north east of the coastal town of Port Elizabeth in South Africa. The reality tv show Shamwari was filmed there a few years ago, […]

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