Tag Archives: South Africa

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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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VOLUNTEERING WITH LIONS | KEVIN RICHARDSON ‘LION WHISPERER’ SOUTH AFRICA

Volunteering With Lions At Kevin Richardson Wildlife Sanctuary I love animals. Domestic cats, Big Cats, lions especially. Always have. Always will (should have been a vet, not a doctor – but that’s another story). With […]

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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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AFRICAN ANIMALS – BUSH BABIES FLY | MOHOLOHOLO SOUTH AFRICA

BUSH BABIES AT MOHOLOHOLO Ok, call me nieve, but prior to doing a volunteer stint at Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre, I had never heard or seen a bush baby. So when Tony came along very […]

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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, 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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MVEZO, SOUTH AFRICA | BIRTHPLACE OF NELSON MANDELA

MVEZO, A CHANCE FINDING We had experienced the Sardine Run and sadly had to leave to slowly make our way south to Cape Town. We had barely left Coffee Bay when I saw a road […]

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VOLUNTEERING WITH KEVIN RICHARDSON LION WHISPERER | SOUTH AFRICA

Kevin Richardson’s story Kevin began as a wildlife park worker in Johannesburg South Africa, where he soon developed a particular interest in big cats, especially lions. Over time his relationship with lions and hyenas became something […]

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