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Turtles At Kinondo Kweto
Lovely news from Kinondo Kwetu, Kenya Coast. Turtles has just laid their eggs on our beach this year again. See the tracks on the beach from this morning. Looking forward to updating you once they have hatched
Did You Know... thanks to their habit of wallowing, warthogs often develop a mud ball on the end of their tails? When it gets too heavy it pulls out the tail hairs and falls off... leaving a rather unusual item for the safari guide to identify!
Chimps In Love
Chimpanzees share about 98 percent of human DNA and express emotions including affection in many of the same ways we do. They hug, kiss, tickle young ones, and pat each other on the back in greeting. Speak to us about staying at Greystoke Camp at...
Big Cat Diary
Travel to the Masai Mara, Kenya has been encouraged by Big Cat Diary shown on BBC. This is now available on BBC i-player and is well worth a revisit to see the struggle of leopard, cheetah and the famous Marsh Pride of Lion. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00f4kc4...
Did you know that helmeted guineafowls spend their days feeding on the ground, but roost in trees at night to avoid predators? Some Luangwa leopards, however, have become adept at hunting them in the treetops!
Safari Trivia: Laughing Hyenas
Did you know that spotted hyenas make up to ten different types of vocalisation? Recent studies have shown that the pitch of the hyena's "laugh" reveals its age, Whoops", with long inter-whoop intervals, are primarily used to signal that two individuals have become separated,...
Did you know that recent research shows that a clear record of an elephant's diet can be obtained from analyzing the proteins that make up their tail hairs.
Did you know that leopards have been recorded feeding on over 90 different prey species? Their diet includes insects, rodents, birds, reptiles and carrion, but medium sized antelopes are a favourite target.
Did you know that the collective noun for a group of oxpeckers is a "fling"?
Did you know that leopards tails are so long so they can act as counterbalances when running, jumping or climbing trees?
Did you know that baby hippos are usually born on land or in shallow water, but suckle underwater? They remain with their mothers for up to eight years.
Did you know that the horns of a male buffalo differ from those of a female by broadening into a heavy shield, known as a boss, across the forehead? Horn length may be as long as 160 cm along the outer curve in large males, with a horizontal spread greater than 90 cm.
Did you know that the pied kingfisher is believed to be the world's longest bird (measured bill to tail) that can sustain hovering flight in still air? This hovering ability allows it to hunt over shallow water without a perch.
Did you know that play, both with adults and litter mates, helps young lions to develop such skills as stalking and pouncing?
Did you know that gorillas can be identified by nose prints that are unique to each individual? Or that upright, males can reach 1.5–1.8 metres in height and weigh between 204–227 kg? The tallest silverback recorded was 1.94m and the heaviest weighed about 265kg. Each gorilla builds a...
Did you know that a giraffe is one of the few animals born with horns. A baby giraffe's horns lie flat against the skull when it is born and pop upright during the first week of life. The 'horns' are formed from ossified cartilage, and are called ossicones.
Did you know that an elephant's trunk is probably the most versatile and useful appendage on the planet? It is a nose, an arm, a hand, a voice, a drinking straw, a hose and much more, but youngsters may take years to truly master its usage.
Did you know that a crocodile has three eyelids? As well as the top and bottom, there is a clear eyelid that protects the eye underwater.