10 Fun facts about African penguins

10 Fun facts about African penguins
10 Fun facts about African penguins

For as long as I can remember, I believed that penguins are always surrounded by ice and the cold, dark ocean. Turns out, there are a species of penguins that are acclimated to warmer climate, African penguins. The African penguin is the only penguin species that breeds in Africa and can be found nowhere else. Addo Elephant National Park is home to

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5 Animals to Spot at Addo Elephant National Park

5 Animals to Spot at Addo Elephant National Park
5 Animals to Spot at Addo Elephant National Park

Over 300 elephants call Addo Elephant National Park home. Most of the elephants at the national park are descendants of the herds that once roamed the Eastern and Southern cape freely. But that’s not all; the Addo Elephant National Park is the third largest national park in South Africa and is also home to the Big Five animals – and more. Here’s a

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Discover the African Bush Elephant

Discover the African Bush Elephant
Discover the African Bush Elephant

Much like humans, elephants are social animals. Scientists have explored how they communicate and express emotions. There’s evidence that suggests elephants grieve the loss of a relative. According to researchers, elephant herds gather to bury the dead and even mourn for days at the grave. Baby elephants are born blind and have to rely on their tru

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The New Alternative to Elephant Culling

The New Alternative to Elephant Culling
The New Alternative to Elephant Culling

Controlling elephant populations has long been a challenge for veterinarians and conservationists. The practice is often wrought with ethical dilemmas and those involved are forced to consider a number of factors when deciding to cull these animals in their numbers. The subject of elephant culling is also a massive issue for animal rights’ activist

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A new frontier for Elephant conservation

A new frontier for Elephant conservation
A new frontier for Elephant conservation

Elephants are amongst the most sought after animals for poachers, with thousands of elephants being killed every year due to the value of their horns on the black market. But while there is little doubt that poaching represents the biggest threat to elephants’ existence, their lack of habitat and propensity to destroy and alter large swathes of ter

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Why Elephants Never Forget

Why Elephants Never Forget
Why Elephants Never Forget

We’ve all heard the phrase an elephant never forgets and while this may be a slight exaggeration, elephants have exceptional cognitive functioning to go with their massive brain size. Elephants have the largest brain size among land mammals. While this is significant, the main reason for their reputation as one of the smartest mammals around is due

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Global Warming and Elephant Conservation

Global Warming and Elephant Conservation
Global Warming and Elephant Conservation

Elephants are the largest terrestrial mammals in the world and are revered as cultural icons in the nations in which they are indigenous. Sadly, these magnificent creatures could face extinction in the near future due to a number of factors. Listed as ‘Vulnerable’ by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (ICUN), the African elephant is

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Outdoor Attractions Near Woodall Country House & Spa

Outdoor Attractions Near Woodall Country House & Spa
Outdoor Attractions Near Woodall Country House & Spa

In need of a breath of fresh air or a little inspiration? The Eastern Cape has so many outdoor experiences to offer visitors seeking an escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. Choose from elephant back safaris, guided hiking tours through nature reserves or pat a cheetah at the Daniel Cheetah Breeding farm. Percy Fitzpatrick Lookout Atop th

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The Perks of Staying in Addo Guest House Accommodation

Every year, thousands of tourists flock through the gates to observe the wildlife that have made themselves at home in the largest elephant sanctuary in the world. Many visitors pop into the Addo Elephant Park en route to other destinations while others choose to stay in Addo Guest House Accommodation that enables them to have an even fuller experi

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