Wildlife and Wilderness from Savannah to Sea

LionPhoto: Chris Eason
The traditional safari is a wilderness trail in a jeep through the sprawling African plains with a wily and eccentric tour guide who has several fingers missing and numerous scars. There are many different kinds of wildlife safari you can experience, depending on what kind of animal you would like to see and how ‘wild’ you want them to be. At Kruger National park in South Africa, which spans an astonishing two million hectares of land, you can spot lions, leopards, elephants, zebras, rhinos and buffalos. The Galapagos Islands in the Pacific Ocean, just off the West coast of South America (Ecuador), is home to all kinds of unusual amphibians, mammals, fish, vertebrates and invertebrates, from land-dwelling giant tortoises and lizards to coast-waddling penguins and sea lions, to exotic insects, rainbow-coloured birds, angelfish, manta rays and hammerhead sharks.
Other popular (if slightly tourist-y) destinations include Kenya’s Tasavo and Amboseli National Parks or the Nature Reserves of Samburu and Masai Mara, or for those of you who hanker after a bit of luxury amongst the wilderness, there’s South Africa’s Singita private reserve where you can behold the magnificent Serengeti Wildebeest Migration.
Other options include spotting orangutans in Borneo, gorilla trekking in Rwanda, a tiger tour in northern India, walking safaris in Zambia, and elephant conservation in Thailand’s Khao Sok National Park. As a general rule, group tours are less effective than the more exclusive and isolated safari experiences, and because of this, the best safaris tend to be the most expensive. But there’s a lot to be said for getting up close – or as close as you dare – to such wild (and often unpredictable and dangerous) beasts in their own territory.

10 Most Popular Guard Dogs of the World

Guard Dogs belong to the special breed category because they possess special talent or skill that make them naturally effective as protectors of life and property. Btw have you ever wondered that what is the difference between a watch dog and a guard dog?
Both guard dogs and watch dogs bark to alert their owners of an intruder’s presence and scare away the intruder. The watch dog’s function ends here; a guard dog is capable of attacking or restraining the intruder.
Here are some of the most popular guard dogs from around the world. I may have missed out some so share your guard dog’s suggestions in comments section.
German shepherd

South Africa's World Heritage Game Reserve

Hippos at Lake St LuciaPhoto: Fihliwe
Life is short and sweet really. We often forget how quick it comes and goes. We get so caught up with our jobs, fancy cars, and rock star houses. When last have you asked yourself: “When will I get to start living and stop chasing life?” Money implications keep us awake at night, and all the financial burdens result in our illnesses and suffering. All that high-speed living and chasing will kill us all eventually!

Alaska Bear Shooting Challenges National Park Gun Laws

Grizzly Denali EditPhoto: Jean-Pierre Lavoie
The news coming from our national parks these days is increasingly centered on bear attacks. On Thursday, a 70-year-old man was killed by a grizzly while hiking in the Shoshone National Forest six miles east of Yellowstone. But it is the grisly Memorial Day weekend incident at Alaska’s Denali National Park that is testing a new national policy and renewing a debate over firearms. That’s because in addition to hikers and an angry bear, it also involved a .45-caliber pistol.

The Most Incredible Horse Race on Earth

Il PalioPhoto: Roberto Vicario
Imagine a horse-race that takes a year to prepare for, and which transports its observers back to medieval times. If you are looking for a gripping, exhilarating race, then look no further. The Palio, or Il Palio, is a

Tarsiers: The Cutest Endangered Primate on Earth

Tarsier Hugs Mossy BranchPhoto: Kok Leng Yeo
Tangkoko National Park, Manado, Indonesia is famous for several species of flora and wildlife, including black macaques, hornbills, and other rare species of birds. However, the biggest attraction is the Tarsius Spectrum, simply known as the “Tarsius Monkey”, the smallest primate in the world, measuring a staggering five inches (12cm), and it can only be seen at night! During our last scuba dive trip to Bunaken National Park, in Sulawesi, Indonesia, we reserved the last day of our holiday to visit the nearby land attraction. We

Shark Attacks: The Cost of Cage Diving?

Image: a shark sees the diverPhoto: hermanusbackpackers
You can easily find adventure tourism companies advertising shark cage diving in South Africa. It is a regulated business, and the operators work hard to ensure the safety of each tourist. You go under water to observe sharks from the safety of a steel cage. So what is the environmental dilemma? Why should you have concerns about doing this, rather than feeling simple delight (or abject terror)? Why not simply vacation as your heart leads you?

Sylvatic Plague: The Black Death of Prairie Dogs

1 Black-Tailed Prairie DogPhoto: Just chaos
Canadian headlines lamented the discovery of a dead prairie dog in Saskatchewan's Grasslands National Park. It was a victim of plague. Could you be next?
Death of a Prairie Dog

10 Most Popular Cat Breeds in the World

Back in the ancient times, a cat of Good breed was not so easy to found. They were even placed in elevated positions in civilizations like Egypt. Today, anyone can enjoy owning a cat. There are no restrictions at all in owning them, unlike other pets that require high maintenance and are subject to state or federal regulation.A cat can also help you forget an exhausting day at work or at school. It can cuddle up to you and purr. It makes you feel protective over the cat. Any cat lover out there does not need any reason or question for owning one. Yet, for those who do not have a cat they may think that this is a tremendous task.

Actually, cats are the easiest pets to own. Cats are the perfect companions. They do not require much from the owner. They only have to be regularly fed. They also need a shelter. Each breed has its own distinct characteristic and personality. This can affect how they will behave, how they play and even if they will require further maintenance.
Here I have compiled some of the most popular cat breeds from which you can choose from.
Siamese cat

The Extinction of the Passenger Pigeons: How Man Destroyed A Species

Last passenger pigeonPhoto: Unknown
The demise of the passenger pigeon is a tragic example of the effect of human interests on nature.
Passenger pigeons once ranked amongst the most numerous birds on the planet. Their flocks were so huge that they could block out the sunlight for days, with their chattering heard for miles. A single tree could hold over one hundred nests. Unfortunately, their survival depended on large numbers.
One of the few survival strategies of passenger pigeons was predation satiation. The huge flocks needed large forests to nest in, and each nesting pair would lay only one egg. The pigeons would nurture their

Top 5 Bizarre Stories of Animals Getting Stuck


A horse had to be cut free with a chainsaw after it managed to get its head stuck in a tree. The young filly needed to be freed from the tree after curiosity got the better of it and it wedged its head between separate sections of the trunk. The horse, called Gracie (so am I), was unable to free itself and could have been in danger if not for a passer-by who was able to come to the rescue after he heard the horse whinnying .
Jason Harschbarger, a neighbour in the town of Pullman, West Virginia, USA, arrived at the scene which resembled the image of Winnie the Pooh getting stuck in the honey tree. Mr Harschbarger collected his tools and was able to carefully set the horse free by using a chainsaw to slowly cut the wood around its neck.

Top 5 of the World’s Ugliest Dogs

5. Elwood: Don’t Feed After Midnight

2007′s World’s Ugliest Dog competition introduced us to Elwood, a 2 year-old Chinese Crested/Chihuahua mix who won the blue ribbon that year. Elwood’s owners were thrilled to win the competition (and the $1,000 prize money), especially because Elwood’s breeder had planned to euthanize him when he was born because she deemed him “too ugly to sell.”

Top 5 Funniest Lost & Found Pet Signs

5. Cat Found

Nice cat! I think I’m going to take it home!
4. Have You Seen Me?

Strangely Colored Animals

5. Orange alligator

Sylvia Mythen, a 70-year-old grandmother from Venice, Fl, has discovered what appears to be the world’s first orange alligator. She was returning from work when she drove by the gator and promptly had to back up for a double-take. After sending the picture to her local news station she also contacted a biologist who believes the gator is really just half-albino. He says he has never seen or heard of one. But Gary Morse from Florida Fish and Wildlife feels the orange color might be from some environmental element. Regardless, the University of Florida Gators might have a new mascot.

Top 5 Most Weird Dog Toys

5. Hotdoll, Love Doll for Dogs

Dogs are animals with enormous sexual appetites that can’t be controlled easily. So this is in artificial way to stop dogs inborn character. The Hotdoll is a natural way (and actually a beneficial one for dog’s health) to control its sexual impulses. This Love Doll for dogs is shaped to be grabbed easily by the dog’s paws like grabbing female hips. Designer: Clement Eloy.

Top 5 Extreme Dog Houses

5. Celebrity Brick Estate Dog House

The mastermind behind this upscale doggie abode is craftsman Alan Mowrer, known for creating the most fashionable dog houses in the world. This manor is estimated at $25,000 and boasts running water, lighting, air conditioning and heat!

Top 5 Most Terrifying Powers of the Insect World

5. Bombardier Beetles

Despite there being way more insects than any animal on the planet, most of them aren’t a reason to stay awake at night. That’s because, when it comes to the order of things, bugs are pretty much at the bottom of the totem pole. However, many species seem to be playing by the maxim that when your predators include everyone else on the planet, you need to get busy pulling together an elaborate defense or get busy dying. Or, bar having some awesome defense mechanism, just be scary as balls.

Creepy Tibetan Sky Burial

In Tibet, there is a tradition of so-called “sky burial”. Its main idea consists in the following. When we die and our souls go to heaven, our bodies should also be somehow sent there. So Chinese people invented their own method how to do it. Please, do not read this post if you are faint hearted!
It's very beautiful in there.

How To Catch An Alligator

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In Miami there is one of the best zoos in the USA. It is enormous and it is best to move over it by bicycle.
The most interesting thing there is the show during which a man puts a hand into the mouth of an alligator.
So let us visit crocodiles.

Top 5 Amazing Stories of Animals Saving People

5. The Dog who saved its owner with the Heimlich Maneuver

When Debbie Parkhurst, 45, was home alone and choked on an apple, Parkhurst said she then began beating her chest, an action that might have attracted Toby’s attention. Toby’s jumping apparently managed to dislodge the apple from Parkhurst’s windpipe. “As soon as I started breathing, he stopped and began licking my face, as if to keep me from passing out,” she said.
4. The Chihuahua who saved a baby from a rattlesnake

Top 5 Deadly Attacks From Exotic Pets

5. Man killed by pet spider

Mark Voegel, 30, was found dead in his Dortmund, Germany apartment. His body was draped in spider webs and more than 200 spiders, several snakes, thousands of termites, and a gecko were feasting on his corpse. Proper authorities were alerted when concerned neighbours noticed a horrendous stench eminating from the apartment. His black widow, Bettina, is believed to have administered the deadly bite. Voeger’s apartment has been described as both a “zoo” and a “jungle” by authorities. He was dead for somewhere between seven and fourteen days when his corpse was found. Enough time for the creepy-crawlies to make a new home out of his apartment.

Top 5 Cutest ZooBorns On Earth

5. Fennec Fox

This adorable critter was born in the Everland Zoo in Korea, but his relatives hail from the scorching Sahara Desert.
4. Ocelot

Top 5 Most Fascinating Butterflies

5. Transparent Butterfly

Glasswing Butterfly (Greta Oto) is a brush-footed butterfly which wings are transparent. The tissue between the veins of its wings looks like glass. They are found in the range which extends throughout Central America into Mexico.
4. Dead Leaf Butterfly

10 Most Popular Mythical Creatures

Tales of magical adventures and supernatural creatures always mystify. In legends of old, books, old and new, several movies and countless video games, popular mythical creatures and there derivatives have consistently emerged. But No one has ever found any sound proof over the existence of the creatures mentioned below.
So here i have compiled a list of some of the most popular mythical creatures.


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