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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 sourc...

The Wild Wildlife Of Monkeyland

Here is the proof that I am sharing my world with wild animals.   One of my favourite things about living in a rural area (The Crags - Plettenberg Bay) is that I share my world with wild animals.  This morning when I arrived at work the wild animals decided for me that I will be late getting into my office. 

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...

Two Reasons To Celebrate At Monkeyland This Week.

Baby Howler with mum at 5 days old

  The multi-award winning primate sanctuary, Monkeyland, located in Plettenberg Bay on the Garden Route has double the reason to celebrate this week.   On Wednesday 11th March, a new Howler Monkey was born.  Both parents have been seen being very protective of the new addition to their family whilst the baby’s big sister has shown some interest in baby, but more interest in ensuring she still gets enough attention from Mum and Dad.

Make It A Beautiful Day!

I Like To Move It Move It mahnisini oynayan meymun. Cox gulmelidir ; )

If You've Got It...flaunt It!

How the Ring-Tailed Lemurs use their tails. If you've got it...Flaunt it! Location: Monkeyland - South Africa Wildlife film course at Beyond Borders Film School 25th January 2014 - 24th February 2014

Tsotsis In The Treetops By Carlos Macuacua - Mozambique

"Tsotsis" mean "Bandits" in zulu and this short film showcases the mutual benefits between Ververt monkeys (the tsotsis) and humans. Location : Monkeyland - Plettenberg Bay - South Africa Wildlife film course at Beyond Borders Film School 25th January 2014 - 24th February 2014

Cunning Capuchin Monkeys

Who do you think is the smartest monkey in the land?This three minute documentary will demonstrate how clever capuchins are in the wild and in captivity. The level of intelligence of this monkey is not to be underestimated! Location: Monkeyland - South Africa Wildlife film course at Beyond Borders Film School 25th January 2014 - 24th February 2014

Scandalous Celebs

When it comes to celebrity scandals, no one is safe — including the poor animals! Here is some of the weirdest, most shocking and saddest celebrity animal scandals from the past year.

Over A Piece Of Cake

Written for Sunday Scribbling by the The Solitary Write. This is story time out here at the Solitary Writers space. So all you bloggers keep reading. This is a story of two cats who were two best friends.But sometimes they would fight over some petty issues. They spend their whole day tramping for food. They would steal food from houses and garbage boxes.It was a sunny day and their misadventures continued everyday as usual. This time they stole a chocolate cake from a birthday party.

The Monkey And The Crocodile

As Retold by Dr. Mike Lockett, The Normal Storyteller "I see a monkey,"said Crocodile's wife. I want to taste its heart. Get me that monkey now! I will not be happy until you bring me a monkey."

Monkey And Gorilla Jokes And Riddles

What kind of a key opens a banana? (A monkey!) Why did the monkey like the banana? (Because it had appeal!) What did the banana say to the monkey? (Nothing, bananas can't talk!) What do monkeys do for laughs? (They tell jokes about people!)

Wow What A Little Gem The Cucumber Is,

Cucumbers contain most of the vitamins you need every day, just one cucumber contains Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6, Folic Acid, Vitamin C, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium and Zinc. Feeling tired in the afternoon, put down the caffeinated soda and pick up a cucumber. Cucumbers are a good source of B Vitamins and Carbohydrates that can provide that quick pick-me-up that can last for hours.

Waste Facts

Over 42 million cubic metres of general waste is generated every year across the country, with the largest proportion coming from Gauteng province (42%) (DWAF 1997). In addition, more than 5 million cubic metres of hazardous waste is produced every year, mostly in Mpumalanga and KwaZulu-Natal (due to the concentration of mining activities and fertiliser production in these provinces). The average amount of waste generated per person per day in South Africa is 0.7 kg. This is closer to the averag...

How To Open A Banana - Scientifically Proven!

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Make Your Own Green Cleaning Supplies

Cleaning products are all around, from the liquid dish soap used to wash your dishes to the glass cleaner sprayed on your windows to give them a streak-free shine. In your battle to ward off dirt and grime, you may have made things worse. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, indoor air is at least two to three times more polluted than the air outside. This is due to volatile organic compounds that evaporate from cleaning products used in the home. Most conventional cleaning pro...

What Do Hurricanes, Galaxies, Sunflowers And The Human Ear Have In Common?

They all have inherent spiral shapes that conform almost perfectly to the ‘golden spiral’, which is derived from a mathematic formula. A golden spiral is a logarithmic spiral with a growth factor of ‘Phi’, which is the golden ratio – that means it gets wider by a factor of Phi for every quarter turn it makes.

Howler Monkeys

Howlers are New World monkeys found in tropical Central and South America. They are aptly named for their cacophonous cries. When a number of howlers let loose their lungs in concert, often at dawn or dusk, the din can be heard up to three miles (five kilometers) away. Male monkeys have large throats and specialized, shell-like vocal chambers that help to turn up the volume on their distinctive call. The noise sends a clear message to other monkeys: This territory is already occupied by a troop.

Strange English Language Facts

He could lead if he would get the lead out. A farm can produce produce. The dump was so full it had to refuse refuse. The soldier decided to desert in the desert.