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X Marks the Spots…Sometimes: Giraffe Markings

The Maasai giraffe’s irregularly-shaped, darker spots make it easy to recognize.  Photo: Thomson Safaris guests Patti and Tom M...

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Neurotics in the Bush: Vervet Monkeys

Photo taken by Thomson Safaris guest, Chris Donovan It’s common to talk about how much we share with primate species; we’re evo...

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The Deadliest Mustache in the WORLD: Cape Buffalos

There’s one indisputable mark of a true supervillain. No, it’s not a constant feline companion, or even a plot to take over the...

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Can’t Take My Eyes off of You: The Tragic Lives, and Loves, of Sable Antelopes

Male sable antelopes maintain an awkward, flexed-neck posture even when galloping. It makes them appear more physically imposin...

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The Bone Collector: African Crested Porcupines

He always seemed like such a nice, normal porcupine… “Westafrikanisches Stachelschwein” by C-8 – Own work. Licensed under CC BY...

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Fooling Nature: The Jackal

Older pups often help raise and care for younger siblings. Photo: Thomson Safaris guests Terry O’Neill & Linda McCormick In fol...

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Nature’s Bathing Beauties: Hippos

Sunburned? Photo: Thomson Safaris guest, Debbie Stowers When we send travelers on safari, we always tell them to pack a broad-b...

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Eye of Newt, Toe of Frog, and…Scale of Pangolin?

A tree pangolin, the variety you may see in East Africa. “Tree Pangolin” by Valerius Tygart – Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA...

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Black and White and Flying All Over The Place: Colobus Monkeys!

Photo: Thomson Safaris guest, Gary Hapken From overhead, a shrieking howl rings through the trees. You look up, but all you see...

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Can Cheetahs Survive…Themselves?

We talk a lot about external threats to wildlife populations, because they are by far the biggest causes for concern. But in th...

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Ballerinas of the Bush: Gerenuks

Most of us have probably seen Fantasia, or at the very least, a clip of the hippos twirling around in tutus and nearly overwhel...

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Hyenas: Nature’s Gender Benders

Medieval notions about African animals are interesting (and often amusing), in large part because most of the people writing ab...

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Cry of the wild: Bush Babies

The eyes may be big, but bush babies are tiny (and adorable). Many of our safari guests see or hear them during their stay at G...

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Zebras: Nature’s Sister Wives

You’ve probably heard that a zebra can’t change its stripes (probably when someone was acting predictably badly), but for the a...

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An Elephant Of Any Other Size…

The black-and-rufous elephant shrew, one of 17 species of sengi found across Africa. “Rhynchocyon petersi from side” by Joey Ma...

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It’s Your Lucky Day…

Tragelaphus strepsiceros ♂ (head)” by © Hans Hillewaert. Licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0 via Wikimedia Commons – http://commons.wik...

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The Meow Of The Wild: Savannah Cats

Savannahs are bred for their spotted coats and more “wild” looking faces and ears By Jason Douglas (By uploader) [Public domain...

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You Scratch My Back, I’ll Watch Yours: Symbiotic Wildlife

Beauty hurts? “Sabi_2012 05 18_0437” by Flickr user Harvey Barrison licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 It’s a jungle out there…okay, m...

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Meet Nature’s…

Sometimes people think we have a monopoly on strange behavior, bizarre habits, and quirky character traits, but that’s not true...

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Top 5 Bizarre Animal Defense Tactics

You know not to get between a grizzly and her cub, or to corner a raccoon, or scare a skunk, because you’ve heard what will hap...

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