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Award Winning Sanctuaries

The South African Animal Sanctuary Alliance (SAASA) consisting of Monkeyland, Birds of Eden and The Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary are the current winners of the Lilizela Service Excellence Awards - Best Visitor Experience 'Wildlife Encounters'; Skål International Sustainable Tourism Award - Best Major Attraction; winner of the 'Best Animal Welfare Initiative' and overall winner of the World Responsible Tourism Awards.
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Story Time - The Monkey And The Crocodile

Monkey and Crocodile: Some time long ago, Crocodile and Monkey were very great friends. Crocodile lived in the river and Monkey lived on a tree which was there at the bank of the river. One day, Crocodile invited Monkey to his home for a feast. However, Monkey asked Crocodile how he could reach his home and yet he did not know how to swim. "Aaa! That is no problem!" Crocodile told Monkey. "I'll just carry you on my back and swim with you!"

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Why Should I Recycle

Clothing made from recycled materials has begun to weave its way into our lives -sometimes without people even realizing it.

 

Next time you snuggle up in a fleece jacket, you could be cuddling up with a couple of dozen old soda bottles.

That's because synthetic fleece is made from polyester, and polyester is spun plastic.

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Hear No Evil, See No Evil, Speak No Evil

Mizaru, Kikazaru, Iwazaru are three names not many people know. But add 3 monkeys and various hand signals concerning the face and everyone remembers with shame the holiday photos’ poses.

 

Mizaru covers his eyes, and sees no evil, Kikazaru covers his ears, and hears no evil while Iwazaru covers his mouths and utters not a word of evil.Together, these three monkeys embodies the proverbial principle of “see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil”

 

The source that popularized these three is a 17th century carving over a door of the famous Tosho-gu shrine in Nikko, Japan. But the philosophy however, propably came to Japan with a Tendai Buddhist legend, from China in the 8th century.

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A Brief History Of Arbor Day

Arbor Day originated in 1872 in the United States territory of Nebraska. Mr. J. Sterling Morton, a newcomer to the treeless plains of Nebraska, was a keen proponent of the beauty and benefit of trees. He persuaded the local agricultural board to set aside a day for planting trees and through his position as editor of Nebraska's first newspaper, encouraged participation in the event by publishing articles on the value of trees for soil protection, fruit, shade and building.

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Second only to the Blue Whale in vocal ability, the howler monkey is regocnized as the loudest land mammal to inhabit planet earth
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