Archive for South Africa

Freak Hailstorm hits Sutherland, creates a river of hail, South Africa

Posted in 2018, Extreme Weather with tags , , , on January 29, 2018 by MARIE EMMANUELLE QUILICHINI

Residents of the city of Sutherland located in southern Northern Cape, South Africa experienced a rare phenomenon for their region when a freak hailstorm dumped huge amounts of rain and hail in just two days on January 21, 2018. Residents said they’ve never witnessed such event before(…)

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Jericho the horse gives baboon a tour of the animal sanctuary grounds

Posted in 2014, animals with tags , , on July 6, 2014 by MARIE EMMANUELLE QUILICHINI

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This baboon wasn’t monkeying around, it just wanted a ride.
Jericho the horse looked less than impressed by the unwanted passenger as he tried to enjoy a lazy afternoon in the sun at an animal sanctuary in Plettenberg Bay, South Africa.

Nevertheless, patient Jericho gave the cheeky primate a reasonable ride around the grounds of Monkeyland and Birds of Eden, much to the amusement of onlookers.

Monkeyland, which opened in April 1998, bills itself as the world’s first free roaming multi-specie primate sanctuary and aims to rehabilitate and free previously caged primates.

The Beauty of South Africa

Posted in 2014 with tags on June 13, 2014 by MARIE EMMANUELLE QUILICHINI

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Field guard Craig Schraibman from Johannesburg, South Africa, took the photographs of a Leopard defeated by a Porcupine

Posted in 2014, animals with tags , , on June 3, 2014 by MARIE EMMANUELLE QUILICHINI








Caught On Camera: Leopard Runs Off With GoPro

Posted in 2014 with tags , , , , on April 23, 2014 by MARIE EMMANUELLE QUILICHINI

They say curiosity killed the cat but in this case the cat’s curiosity almost killed the camera.
Roan Ravenhill, 26, a ranger at the MalaMala Game Reserve in South Africa, mounted a GoPro on a wooden stand and waited for the leopard and her 10-month-old cub to come and investigate.
Despite having the leopards’ full attention, the camera survived intact leaving behind beautiful footage of the pair playing and exploring.



Lioness shows trust in man with her newborn cubs

Posted in 2013 with tags , , , , , , , on October 9, 2013 by MARIE EMMANUELLE QUILICHINI


Lioness and cubs / Felis leo


A lioness and four cubs (only two of them hers...

A lioness and four cubs (only two of them hers) in Moremi Game Reserve, Botswana. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

And The Mammals Laid Eggs (Full Documentary)

Posted in 2013 with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on October 8, 2013 by MARIE EMMANUELLE QUILICHINI

Over millions of years Australia has been isolated from other land masses developing an unique fauna, animal world detached from the rest that breaks zoology patterns prevailing in other land masses.

Observe the evolutionary success of marsupials to discover his prodigious capacity to adapt, both to the prairies, grasslands and wooded areas, home to numerous species living in the trees. After sunset, we will witness the intense nightlife of these animals, inheritance of a remote age in which competed with dinosaurs to survive.

Delving into this evolutionary duel, we can visit South African forests. There, after observing eutherian and marsupials, we confirm the hypothesis that asserts the importance of cranial capacity gestation versus mode of the offspring. Kangaroos, koalas, wombats, walabies and native cats are the protagonists of this approach to marsupials.

But Australia also surprise us with other species that defy all logic: birds that reach two meters in height and whose male is responsible for incubation; fish that developed lungs, blue tongue lizards, and mammals capable of laying eggs like the platypus and the echidna.


Australia (Photo credit: Kenny Teo (zoompict))

A battle between a pride of lions, a herd of buffalo, and 2 crocodiles at a watering hole in South Africa

Posted in 2013 with tags , , , , , , , , , on October 2, 2013 by MARIE EMMANUELLE QUILICHINI

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A battle between a pride of lions, a herd of buffalo, and 2 crocodiles at a watering hole in South Africa’s Kruger National Park while on safari.

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South Africa in pole position for magnetic shift

Posted in 2013 with tags , , , , , , , on September 3, 2013 by MARIE EMMANUELLE QUILICHINI


Cape TownEarth’s magnetic field is undergoing significant shifts, and South Africa has front row seats to observe the changes.

Satellites and magnetic observatories have recorded stirrings in the magnetic field – some areas weakening, some strengthening – which suggest that our planet is headed for a reversal of its magnetic poles in the next few hundred years.

If that happens, compasses which usually point north will point south. Animals which use the magnetic field for navigation such as birds, whales and sharks will find it difficult to migrate along their usual routes. Our magnetic navigation systems will have to be recalibrated.

And while South Africans won’t be able to watch the aurora visible over the equator during the pole switch, we are in a prime position to monitor the process because we are situated between the two areas of greatest change in the magnetic field.

Just south-west of Cape Town is the region where the largest decrease was recorded by satellites between 1980 and 2001: -8 percent. And not too far east of South Africa is the region in the Indian Ocean where the largest increase was recorded, of +3 percent.

At the magnetic observatory in Hermanus, one of four in the country, the geomagnetic field has decreased by more than 20 percent since 1941.


Toxic water rising below Johannesburg : Mining below the South African city left a huge pit now rapidly filling with blood red water. Experts warn that it will soon be too late to build the pumps and treatment plants needed

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on February 28, 2011 by MARIE EMMANUELLE QUILICHINI

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