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The Battle at Kruger National Park

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The Battle at Kruger is not a usual human battle! This is an eight-minute amateur wildlife video that depicts a confrontation between lions, buffaloes and crocodiles. What is inspiring is that no animal lost its life during the epic battle that has come out as one of the hottest youtube wildlife videos from the African continent.

The dramatic eight-minute clip that enthralled the world was filmed by an amateur whilst on safari in South africa. It is rated as one of the best wildlife encounters that National Geographic filmmakers spend years trying to capture. The video was caught unexpectedly by David Budzinski and his friend Jason Schlosberg who were on safari.

Rhino Poachers in South African Reserve Got Killed by Lions Instead

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Find people with high expectations and a low tolerance for excuses. They’ll have higher expectations for you than you have for yourself. Don’t flatter yourself that this has much to do with you – this is just who they are. Don’t look for “nice” in these relationships. Look for trust.

Be fearless in front of them with your ideas as many times as they’ll let you

Beauty Dust is very pretty to look at and it tastes like nothing, which is great. Here is what it’s supposed to do: This ancient empiric formula expands beauty through alchemizing elements legendary for their youth preserving, fortifying and tonifying qualities. Glowing supple skin, lustrous shiny hair and twinkling bright eyes are holistically bestowed from the inside out.

I actually first read this as alkalizing meaning effecting pH level, and I was like, OK I guess I understand how that could positively effect your body, but alchemizing means turning elements to gold basically through magic. That lead me to research each ingredient because I know alchemy is not actually happening in my body when I eat this, since alchemy is not real.

In addition to loving beauty and taking care of myself, I also love opening people minds to other paths of self-care, and good marketing and I can honestly say that I use and personally love this product but I’m not sure for which reason.

I think it made me think about it more and really consider why I was choosing to add this to my routine

It poses an interesting question for me on the wellness category – will people be willing to buy in, or does eating something change your “sniff” test on the believe-ability of the claims?

The color is very long lasting and they have an interesting texture that’s like a powder and a cream but neither really. They’re made with pure pigments and oils and will never melt with the warmth of your skin because they don’t contain any waxes. You can literally use them for anything – obviously as eye shadow and liner, but the light shade is a great highlighter, and the red can be used for lip or blush with a little balm.

There’s also a little pouch to store the rollerballs, and a card with different inspirations as to how to blend them on your skin – but it’s foolproof. You can’t make a mess if you mix them all up.

Badger Beard Balm is perfect for the bearded gents in your life (is this everyone? beards are so trending). It is filled with good things such as vitamins A, D, E & F to keep his beard healthy, thicker and cleaner, as well as helping to relieve itchiness as it soothes the skin under the hair.

If you’re looking to get rid of this beard, maybe this is not the right angle for your gifting

Further, no one wants to cuddle with a dirty beard – who knows, maybe you already are and are dying for a nice way to help this problem of yours his. Beard Wash made by Beard Buddy. Started in 2011 in California, all Beard Buddy products are hand crafted by beards for beards. Both founders have large beards of their own to tame, and wanted to do this with organic products – kudos, and cuddles, to them.

Elephants Ain’t Bad at Recognizing Faces, but Humans Are Much Better

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Find people with high expectations and a low tolerance for excuses. They’ll have higher expectations for you than you have for yourself. Don’t flatter yourself that this has much to do with you – this is just who they are. Don’t look for “nice” in these relationships. Look for trust.

Be fearless in front of them with your ideas as many times as they’ll let you

Beauty Dust is very pretty to look at and it tastes like nothing, which is great. Here is what it’s supposed to do: This ancient empiric formula expands beauty through alchemizing elements legendary for their youth preserving, fortifying and tonifying qualities. Glowing supple skin, lustrous shiny hair and twinkling bright eyes are holistically bestowed from the inside out.

I actually first read this as alkalizing meaning effecting pH level, and I was like, OK I guess I understand how that could positively effect your body, but alchemizing means turning elements to gold basically through magic. That lead me to research each ingredient because I know alchemy is not actually happening in my body when I eat this, since alchemy is not real.

In addition to loving beauty and taking care of myself, I also love opening people minds to other paths of self-care, and good marketing and I can honestly say that I use and personally love this product but I’m not sure for which reason.

I think it made me think about it more and really consider why I was choosing to add this to my routine

It poses an interesting question for me on the wellness category – will people be willing to buy in, or does eating something change your “sniff” test on the believe-ability of the claims?

The color is very long lasting and they have an interesting texture that’s like a powder and a cream but neither really. They’re made with pure pigments and oils and will never melt with the warmth of your skin because they don’t contain any waxes. You can literally use them for anything – obviously as eye shadow and liner, but the light shade is a great highlighter, and the red can be used for lip or blush with a little balm.

There’s also a little pouch to store the rollerballs, and a card with different inspirations as to how to blend them on your skin – but it’s foolproof. You can’t make a mess if you mix them all up.

Badger Beard Balm is perfect for the bearded gents in your life (is this everyone? beards are so trending). It is filled with good things such as vitamins A, D, E & F to keep his beard healthy, thicker and cleaner, as well as helping to relieve itchiness as it soothes the skin under the hair.

If you’re looking to get rid of this beard, maybe this is not the right angle for your gifting

Further, no one wants to cuddle with a dirty beard – who knows, maybe you already are and are dying for a nice way to help this problem of yours his. Beard Wash made by Beard Buddy. Started in 2011 in California, all Beard Buddy products are hand crafted by beards for beards. Both founders have large beards of their own to tame, and wanted to do this with organic products – kudos, and cuddles, to them.

Scientists Try to Save African Leopards from Extinction

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Find people with high expectations and a low tolerance for excuses. They’ll have higher expectations for you than you have for yourself. Don’t flatter yourself that this has much to do with you – this is just who they are. Don’t look for “nice” in these relationships. Look for trust.

Be fearless in front of them with your ideas as many times as they’ll let you

Beauty Dust is very pretty to look at and it tastes like nothing, which is great. Here is what it’s supposed to do: This ancient empiric formula expands beauty through alchemizing elements legendary for their youth preserving, fortifying and tonifying qualities. Glowing supple skin, lustrous shiny hair and twinkling bright eyes are holistically bestowed from the inside out.

I actually first read this as alkalizing meaning effecting pH level, and I was like, OK I guess I understand how that could positively effect your body, but alchemizing means turning elements to gold basically through magic. That lead me to research each ingredient because I know alchemy is not actually happening in my body when I eat this, since alchemy is not real.

In addition to loving beauty and taking care of myself, I also love opening people minds to other paths of self-care, and good marketing and I can honestly say that I use and personally love this product but I’m not sure for which reason.

I think it made me think about it more and really consider why I was choosing to add this to my routine

It poses an interesting question for me on the wellness category – will people be willing to buy in, or does eating something change your “sniff” test on the believe-ability of the claims?

The color is very long lasting and they have an interesting texture that’s like a powder and a cream but neither really. They’re made with pure pigments and oils and will never melt with the warmth of your skin because they don’t contain any waxes. You can literally use them for anything – obviously as eye shadow and liner, but the light shade is a great highlighter, and the red can be used for lip or blush with a little balm.

There’s also a little pouch to store the rollerballs, and a card with different inspirations as to how to blend them on your skin – but it’s foolproof. You can’t make a mess if you mix them all up.

Badger Beard Balm is perfect for the bearded gents in your life (is this everyone? beards are so trending). It is filled with good things such as vitamins A, D, E & F to keep his beard healthy, thicker and cleaner, as well as helping to relieve itchiness as it soothes the skin under the hair.

If you’re looking to get rid of this beard, maybe this is not the right angle for your gifting

Further, no one wants to cuddle with a dirty beard – who knows, maybe you already are and are dying for a nice way to help this problem of yours his. Beard Wash made by Beard Buddy. Started in 2011 in California, all Beard Buddy products are hand crafted by beards for beards. Both founders have large beards of their own to tame, and wanted to do this with organic products – kudos, and cuddles, to them.

When You’re an Alpha Chimp, Life Isn’t a Barrel of Monkeys

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Find people with high expectations and a low tolerance for excuses. They’ll have higher expectations for you than you have for yourself. Don’t flatter yourself that this has much to do with you – this is just who they are. Don’t look for “nice” in these relationships. Look for trust.

Be fearless in front of them with your ideas as many times as they’ll let you

Beauty Dust is very pretty to look at and it tastes like nothing, which is great. Here is what it’s supposed to do: This ancient empiric formula expands beauty through alchemizing elements legendary for their youth preserving, fortifying and tonifying qualities. Glowing supple skin, lustrous shiny hair and twinkling bright eyes are holistically bestowed from the inside out.

I actually first read this as alkalizing meaning effecting pH level, and I was like, OK I guess I understand how that could positively effect your body, but alchemizing means turning elements to gold basically through magic. That lead me to research each ingredient because I know alchemy is not actually happening in my body when I eat this, since alchemy is not real.

In addition to loving beauty and taking care of myself, I also love opening people minds to other paths of self-care, and good marketing and I can honestly say that I use and personally love this product but I’m not sure for which reason.

I think it made me think about it more and really consider why I was choosing to add this to my routine

It poses an interesting question for me on the wellness category – will people be willing to buy in, or does eating something change your “sniff” test on the believe-ability of the claims?

The color is very long lasting and they have an interesting texture that’s like a powder and a cream but neither really. They’re made with pure pigments and oils and will never melt with the warmth of your skin because they don’t contain any waxes. You can literally use them for anything – obviously as eye shadow and liner, but the light shade is a great highlighter, and the red can be used for lip or blush with a little balm.

There’s also a little pouch to store the rollerballs, and a card with different inspirations as to how to blend them on your skin – but it’s foolproof. You can’t make a mess if you mix them all up.

Badger Beard Balm is perfect for the bearded gents in your life (is this everyone? beards are so trending). It is filled with good things such as vitamins A, D, E & F to keep his beard healthy, thicker and cleaner, as well as helping to relieve itchiness as it soothes the skin under the hair.

If you’re looking to get rid of this beard, maybe this is not the right angle for your gifting

Further, no one wants to cuddle with a dirty beard – who knows, maybe you already are and are dying for a nice way to help this problem of yours his. Beard Wash made by Beard Buddy. Started in 2011 in California, all Beard Buddy products are hand crafted by beards for beards. Both founders have large beards of their own to tame, and wanted to do this with organic products – kudos, and cuddles, to them.

How Do Wild Cats Remember Where They Buried Their Prey?

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Find people with high expectations and a low tolerance for excuses. They’ll have higher expectations for you than you have for yourself. Don’t flatter yourself that this has much to do with you – this is just who they are. Don’t look for “nice” in these relationships. Look for trust.

Be fearless in front of them with your ideas as many times as they’ll let you

Beauty Dust is very pretty to look at and it tastes like nothing, which is great. Here is what it’s supposed to do: This ancient empiric formula expands beauty through alchemizing elements legendary for their youth preserving, fortifying and tonifying qualities. Glowing supple skin, lustrous shiny hair and twinkling bright eyes are holistically bestowed from the inside out.

I actually first read this as alkalizing meaning effecting pH level, and I was like, OK I guess I understand how that could positively effect your body, but alchemizing means turning elements to gold basically through magic. That lead me to research each ingredient because I know alchemy is not actually happening in my body when I eat this, since alchemy is not real.

In addition to loving beauty and taking care of myself, I also love opening people minds to other paths of self-care, and good marketing and I can honestly say that I use and personally love this product but I’m not sure for which reason.

I think it made me think about it more and really consider why I was choosing to add this to my routine

It poses an interesting question for me on the wellness category – will people be willing to buy in, or does eating something change your “sniff” test on the believe-ability of the claims?

The color is very long lasting and they have an interesting texture that’s like a powder and a cream but neither really. They’re made with pure pigments and oils and will never melt with the warmth of your skin because they don’t contain any waxes. You can literally use them for anything – obviously as eye shadow and liner, but the light shade is a great highlighter, and the red can be used for lip or blush with a little balm.

There’s also a little pouch to store the rollerballs, and a card with different inspirations as to how to blend them on your skin – but it’s foolproof. You can’t make a mess if you mix them all up.

Badger Beard Balm is perfect for the bearded gents in your life (is this everyone? beards are so trending). It is filled with good things such as vitamins A, D, E & F to keep his beard healthy, thicker and cleaner, as well as helping to relieve itchiness as it soothes the skin under the hair.

If you’re looking to get rid of this beard, maybe this is not the right angle for your gifting

Further, no one wants to cuddle with a dirty beard – who knows, maybe you already are and are dying for a nice way to help this problem of yours his. Beard Wash made by Beard Buddy. Started in 2011 in California, all Beard Buddy products are hand crafted by beards for beards. Both founders have large beards of their own to tame, and wanted to do this with organic products – kudos, and cuddles, to them.

The Thrilling Beauty of Kibale Forest

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Kibale Chimpanzee

Kibale Forest National Park is one of the most magnificent protected areas within Uganda. This tropical rain forest is located in western Uganda and it is among the best destinations that you can explore. The park has outstanding attractions and the geographical setup itself makes it one of the best places for nature retreats.

The present day Kibale National Park was recognized in 1940s as a forest reserve and later gazetted as a national park in 1993. It occupies a total area of 795 sq km. This is the best place to see chimpanzees in their natural home.

Kibale Forest

The park host 13 species of primates including Red colobus, black and white colobus monkeys and L’hoest monkeys. The chimpanzees are the major attraction that pull tourists to this part of the world and you can meet these delightful apes that most closely related to human within a few hours of hiking.

Kibale Forest is one of the best places for primate safaris and enjoys a privilege of the being the primate capital of the world. The wild chimpanzees in live in communities and always split into into small groups to avoid food competition. They live in communities and chimpanzees are known to have advanced knowledge of using tools to earn a living.

Among the chimpanzee communities in the park, there is Kanyantale community where researchers have done much studies into the interesting community of these primates. This community is comprised of about 120 habituated individuals. Chimpanzees of this community are always spotted swinging in tree branches when you hike through the forest trails. Chimpanzees in this community are friendly and used to human presence but still remain wild meaning when in their presence.

Kibale Forest

While tracking chimpanzees in Kibale Forest National Park, you can’t avoid beautiful sounds and sights of amazing forest birds. Some interesting birds to see in the park include the great Blue Turaco, African Kingfishers, Wood peckers and most interestingly Pita.

How to Get to Kibale Forest National Park

Kibale Forest National Park is situated in the western part of the Uganda. It lies a few kilometres from Fortpotal town. The journey from Kampala via Mubende and Fortpotal takes about 6-7 hours.

Kanyanchu is the primary center for tourism activities in Kibale forest national park. There is a tourist information center to offer you all the information you need to adventure through the forest.

Attractions in Kibale Forest National Park

Kibale Forest National Park boasts of diverse wildlife. There are 13 primate species that live in the park. The forest hosts the highest density of chimpanzees that call it home. There are over 1,000 chimpanzees that live in this colony and 120 individuals have been habituated for tourism.

The other primates that live in the park include black, white and red colobus monkeys, grey cheeked mangabeys and olive baboons etc.

There are about 350 bird species both within the forest and in Bigodi community swamp.

Other mammals that live in Kibale include forest elephants, buffaloes, antelopes such as Red and Blue duikers, some bush pigs etc.

There are approximately 250 butterfly species.

In terms of flora, there are tree species most especially the hardwood trees.

Activities done in Kibale Forest National Park

Within Kibale Forest National Park, there are lots of activities that you can enjoy while on your safari.

Chimpanzee tracking is the most popular adventure that can be done in the park. There are several habituated chimpanzees that can be visited by tourists. A pass to visit these apes cost US$150 per person per trek and this activity is limited to only 1 hour of primate watching.

Another popular adventure is the chimpanzee habituation experience that is done in Buliaga community. This activity will involve you watching the chimpanzees for more than 1 hour. This activity comes at a cost of US$200.

Other adventures to undertake are;

  • Bird watching that is mainly done in Bigodi swamp community
  • Nature walks that will enable you see numerous wildlife including various monkey species, baboons, red and blue duikers etc
  • Butterfly Watching

How to acquire chimpanzee tracking and habituation experience permits

You can book chimpanzee watching permits with Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) or book a primate safari that is all inclusive from one of the Uganda tour operators. Most activities within the park begin at 8am in the morning and the chimpanzee habituation experience best begins at 6:30am in the morning.

10 Fascinating Facts About Gorillas

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Dian Fossey and the Mountain Gorillas

By the DNA fact, the gorillas are one of the four species of great apes that are the closest living relatives of human beings. The other three are the chimpanzees, bonobos and the orangutans.

Locations of the Gorillas

The eastern lowland gorillas are found in part of the eastern Democratic of Congo (DRC), while the mountain gorillas are only found within the Virunga mountain region straddling the DRC, Rwanda and Uganda borders, as well as the Bwindi Impenetrable National park in Uganda.

The western lowland gorillas also inhabit Cameroon, Nigeria, the Central African Republic, and the Republic of Congo, eastern DRC, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon and Angola. The cross River Gorillas are confined to a small region in Nigeria and Cameroon.

Gorillas Evolved from Monkeys

The great apes are also different from the monkeys for a variety of reasons: they are larger, walk upright for a longer period of time, and they don’t have tails and have much larger, more developed brains. There are four subspecies of gorillas: the Eastern Lowland or they can be called the Grauer’s gorilla (Gorilla beringei graueri); the western lowland gorilla (Gorilla gorilla gorilla); the mountain gorilla (Gorilla beringei beringei); and the Cross River gorilla (Gorilla gorilla diehl).

There are No Mountain Gorillas in Zoos

Of all gorillas, the mountain gorillas can only be seen in the wild. This is because unlike the other 3 species, there is no gorilla in captivity. To meet the mountain gorillas, you have to travel to Uganda, Rwanda or the Democratic Republic of Congo. These three countries have greatly attracted many tourists who go for gorilla trekking safaris in  Uganda, Rwanda and Congo.

Longer Arms than Legs

Again like all great apes, the gorillas have got arms that are longer than their legs and also tend to walk on all four limbs at certain times, a movement that is called Knuckle walking. The adult males are known as “silverback” due to the distinctive silver colored hair on their backs.

Appearances Vary Among Species

The gorilla’s appearances can also vary based on sub species, but for the most part, the western subspecies tend to be brownish gray in color, while those of the eastern and the mountain gorillas also tend to have a more blackish coat. The mountain gorillas also have longer and thicker fur that is adapted to their colder mountainous habitat. The three lowland subspecies of gorillas sport short, the fine hair. The Eastern lowland gorillas are also the largest of the four subspecies. The many visitors who have gone for gorilla safaris activity have had the best safari experience ever.

Gorillas are Herbivores

The gorillas are also herbivores, they feed on leaves, shoots, roots, vines and fruits. The eastern low land gorilla numbers have rapidly declined to below 5,000 today .Critically endangered, there are fewer than 300 cross River Gorillas. The mountain gorillas, another endangered subspecies, the number at around 700. The recent survey has shown that there are around 150,000-200,000 western lowland gorillas.

Gorillas Are Ground Dwelling Animals

The Gorillas are ground dwelling and also live in groups of 6-12 with the oldest and the largest silverback leading a family of females, their young and the younger males called black backs. The silverback makes the decisions on when his group wakes up, eats, moves and rests for the night. Because he must protect his family at all times, the silvers tends to be the most aggressive. Also in the situations, he will beat his chest and charge at the perceived threat.

Gorillas Are Shy

Gorillas are shy animals that are the most active during the day. At dusk, each gorilla constructs a nest of leaves and the plant materials in which it will sleep. The mothers usually share their nests with nursing infants. The young males also may leave their family groups as they become older and either live as solitary silverbacks or create their own family groups. The silverback has the exclusive rights to mate with the females in his group.

The gorilla infants are also helpless at birth and also weigh about 3 to 4ibs. These learn to crawl at about 2 months and are walking by the time they are around 8 to 9 months. The mother gorillas nurse their babies’ for about 3 years, following which the young become more independent.

Gorillas Are Threatened Species

The gorillas are also threatened by the habitat loss due to increasing human populations, poaching for the bush meat trade and the diseases like Ebola.

The species which live in higher elevations like mountain gorillas, are also affected by climate change, which has the potential to impact the gorillas directly by alering their habitats, and also indirectly by affecting agriculture yields in nearby communities, which in turn puts more pressure on the remaining habitat, and indirectly by affecting agriculture yields in the nearby communities.

The mountain gorillas have greatly attracted by many people coming for gorilla safaris in Uganda, Rwanda and Congo. These rare mountain gorillas are considered endangered by IUCN.

Not only being threatened by loss of habitat due to human encroachment, they have also become victims of human violence. Also as the civil war rages in Africa, the efforts to conserve mountain gorilla populations have been curtailed. The mountain gorillas have also been killed or also captured by the poachers. Their body parts are also sold to collectors, and baby gorillas are sold illegally as pets, research subjects and the private zoo animals.

It’s Africa’s Time

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It’s Africa’s Time is the brand new 13 part documentary series that focuses on the pioneering work that businesses and charities are doing to help improve society, and encourage skills development within local communities throughout countries in Africa. Presented by award winning South African actress Natalie Becker, Its Africa’s Time explores the growth of innovative business models on the continent. Each episode features the work of businesses and charities that encourage the development of skills, reduce debt and increase income on the continent.

Learn about The UN Millennium Development (pan-Africa) initiative to promote gender equality and the empowerment of women. Witness how women are creating sustainable lives for their families and communities through training and enterprise. Woolworths, Good Business Journey (South Africa), an inspiring example of corporate social responsibility that tackles issues related to sustainable farming, water, energy, waste, social development and transformation. ‘WaterHealth International’ (Ghana) help rural communities gain access to clean water AECOM (Liberia) work with the government, the World Bank and NGOs, to improve education and build schools.

‘The Clothing Bank’ (South Africa) supports sustainable family development programmes, working to empower unemployed mothers with opportunities to earn an income, learn new skills, and support the education of their children. Maersk Group (Nigeria) dramatically improving transport infrastructure to accommodate a greater level of international trade. Each story is an enlightening example that highlights the importance of being involved in communities. Tune into unique and insightful stories about the dynamic innovations that are tipping the scale of competitive advantage. This truly is Africa’s Time!

Africa Journal

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Africa Journal aggregates the most important stories, interviews and news from across the African continent into 30 minutes of compelling viewing every week.

Exclusive footage, insightful reporting and Reuter’s direct access to the continent’s key influencers gives viewers a unique perspective on what makes the African continent tick.

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