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The Baboon Bark

One of the quintessential sounds of the African bush is the "wa-hu" shout of male baboons, often referred to as the "baboon bark". Because of the two-part nature of this shout, it has been called the "bisyllabic bark" by those in academia.

Evolution Of Gut Bacteria Tracks Splits In Primate Species

  Microbes may have played role in shaping ape, human evolution BY AMY MCDERMOTT2:00PM, JULY 21, 2016 Microbes may have played a role in making us, us. A new study shows similar patterns in the evolution of gut bacteria and the primates they live in, suggesting that germs and apes could have helped shaped one another. For at least 10 million years, bacteria have been handed down from the common ancestor of humans and African apes. As apes split int...

Human Conflict Is Pushing Gorillas Into Extinction

Human Conflict is Pushing Gorillas Into Extinction – What You Can Do to Save These Animals In 1996, the small African country of Rwanda invaded it’s neighbor to the west, Zaire, the brutal result of mass genocides and killings perpetrated by extremists who had been given safe haven within Zaire’s borders. This bloody infiltration would culminate into the Congolese War, which claimed the lives of five million people, embroiled several prominent African countries, and pitt...

Say No To Wildlife Petting

South Africa is becoming more and more popular as a tourist destination and one of the most popular reasons for visiting is the spectacular wildlife. Along with the ‘Big Five’, South Africa is also home to an abundance of mammals, spectacular birdlife and our coasts are visited by dolphins, seals and migrating whales. However, despite all this wildlife living free in our forests, plains, mountains and coasts there is a disturbing number of facilities offering tourists the oppo...

Say No To Wildlife Petting

South Africa is becoming more and more popular as a tourist destination and one of the most popular reasons for visiting is the spectacular wildlife. Along with the ‘Big Five’, South Africa is also home to an abundance of mammals, spectacular birdlife and our coasts are visited by dolphins, seals and migrating whales. However, despite all this wildlife living free in our forests, plains, mountains and coasts there is a disturbing number of facilities offering tourists the oppo...