Monthly:January 2022

MalaMala ~ ‘home of the Big 5’

MalaMala game reserve is one of the largest and the first privately owned and commercially operated Big 5 game reserve in South Africa. MalaMala is known as the home of the big 5 (elephant, rhino, lion, leopard and buffalo). In addition, there are over 400 species of birds, a variety of other wildlife in this beautiful and pristine wilderness. Location The reserve is around 132 sq. km and shares a 50 km unfenced border with Kruger National Park and adjoins […]

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Big Tusker, Tuskless elephants in Africa

Tuskless Elephants in Africa

Tuskless elephants in Africa is increasing. The iconic feature of elephants is their large off-white tusks of varying sizes. These off-white ivory tusks are not only part of their uniqueness, but they perform a vital part of their survival. Both male and female African Elephants have tusks. However, only Asian male elephants have tusks. What are tusks? Tusks are elongated incisor teeth that grow out from an elephant’s mouth. Embedded deeply in the elephant’s skull is the internal part of […]

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Port Arthur ~ UNESCO World Heritage Site

History Port Arthur is a UNESCO World Heritage Site on the island of Tasmania. While it is famous as being a penal settlement, it began as a small timber station in 1830. However, by 1833, the Tasmanian government converted the site into a penitentiary for convicts. Transportation The British government considered the Port Arthur location ideal for a penal colony. Firstly, the area is remote and easily monitored by guards. Secondly, a shark-infested ocean was on one side, leaving the […]

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