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October 3, 2017
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By: Victoria (Tori) Gray This week we were introduced to the two stunning Western Barn Owls at the lodge, Fat Owlbert and Muhammad Owli, and the two beautiful Spotted Eagle Owls on the conservancy, Kludd and Igor. Over the last few months since being in South Africa, I’ve come to love and appreciate birds far

August 10, 2017
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By Cyrille Tchesnakoff What picture first comes to mind when you think about wildlife? A typical response: A rhino, standing picturesquely under an acacia, on savanna grassland. To complete the perfect picture, let’s take it one step further. Let’s paint a warm red sun, setting on the African horizon. It is a powerful image, particularly

July 11, 2017
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On our first day as interns, we were introduced to a couple of feathered friends named Doris and Delilah. These orphaned ducklings were handed over to Umkhumbi lodge from the local vets. It is now up to us to raise and rehabilitate them. But, exactly what type of ducks they are remains a mystery. No

July 8, 2017
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As you read these lines, be it on your computer, cellphone, or tablet – do you feel like a part of nature? What if I said you should; would you think I’m crazy? We have changed the world we live in drastically. The extent of our impact is greater than for any other species before

July 5, 2017
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It’s Monday morning. The alarm rudely wakes you from your sleep.  You drag yourself from bed. You mentally prepare for the daily grind of school, or work. You question if this is all there is. You wonder how you’ve somehow found yourself in the nine-to-five spiral. Work. Eat. Sleep. Repeat. This is not what you

July 2, 2017
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  What would you draw if I asked such a question, what images first come to mind? Vast expanses of rainforest, an island in the Pacific Ocean surrounded by turquoise waters, a park near your home, or a city buzzing with people during rush hour? I could draw the forest which extends in front of

June 26, 2017
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After his first attempt it was try two for Shishi verse the big bad world, this time we change the plan slightly we decided that for the first night we should feed him before we released him and not place food on the hatch so as not to attract unwanted attention form the wild Bush