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Simply Irresistible

This is a rare sight; a group of five Southern Ground Hornbills all out in the open together. The Ground Hornbill is not quite officially endangered, but it is listed as vulnerable. They’re seen moderately often in Kruger, but usually … Continue reading

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After Midnight

This is a camera trap. It’s a movement-activated camera that takes still pictures and movies; conventional images by day and infra-red images by night. The infra-red flash/spotlight is invisible to animals, so they aren’t even aware they’re on camera. It’s … Continue reading

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Age Lines

Yesterday was my birthday.  I’m about 45 I think.  I know it has a 5 in it somewhere. Les took me to Kruger, and as we drove along we talked about our first trip to the African bush together, exactly … Continue reading

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Gloria

So long since we have posted anything new.  Busy with Birdsong, busy with many visitors for Christmas & New Year, busy with stuff.  So the excuse to break this radio silence has to be good, and it is. Les took … Continue reading

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Varklets

The Afrikaans word for pig is vark, so the lovely/unlovely warthog, or vlakvark, is often referred to simply as a vark (pronounced “fark”). So we reckon that makes the babies varklets. They’re the cutest little varkers that you can imagine! … Continue reading

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Diabolique

On a trip along the Lower Sabie River, during our sister Caz’s recent visit, we saw a pretty graphic event.  A group of four lions killing and eating a warthog. In real life, with the screams and the blood, it’s … Continue reading

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Caz

We’ve just had a lovely visit from our sister Caz, making her third visit to Kruger from Australia.  But it was her first visit that included staying at our house in the bush at Marloth Park. We had a great … Continue reading

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