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Blue Lizard’s Animal of the Week

The African Wild Dog  Wild dogs out scouting for Antilope The sparse woodlands of sub-Saharan Africa is home to the African Wild Dog, these long legged canines also go by the names African hunting dog or Cape/painted hunting dog. These dogs resemble wolves in their nature by their pack-orientated behavior when hunting. Lead by a […]

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The Top 10 Most Endangered Mammals in Africa: Conservation needs your help!!!

The Top 10 Most Endangered Mammals in Africa. At Blue Lizard Adventures we are dedicated to raising awareness and funding for wildlife and environmental conservation. We do this through volunteer and eco-touring and via fund raising events and donations. Please visit our website for more details: www.bluelizardadventures.com Also Find us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/bluelizardadventures  Addax Scientific Name: […]

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Reserve Management and Endangered Species Research Volunteer Project South Africa

Volunteer Trip Report from our Reserve Management and Endangered Species Research Volunteer Project South Africa with Blue Lizard Adventures: Rhino at sunset – South Africa http://www.bluelizardadventures.com/volunteer/south_africa/reserve-management-and-endangered-species-research.html I visited the volunteer project as part of a module for my final year of university study. The reserve is situated approximately 3 hours outside Johannesburg.  Upon arrival I […]

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The King of the Savannah …… The African Lion

The African Lion (Panthera leo) African lion at sunset The biggest cat out there, the African Lion enjoys it’s place at the top of the food chain relaxing and sleeping during the day to avoid the extreme heat of the Kalahari desert. The Kalahari extends 900,000 square kilometres spreading over much of Botswana, Namibia and […]

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The Rhino of South Africa – In Pictures

The white rhino (Ceratotherium simum) are one of the largest land mammals following Elephants that are still present on the planet today. They were once found through North America and Europe as well as Asia and Africa and have existed for over 50 million years. Now only five species of rhino exist, three  of which […]

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Living with Monkeys

Many years ago when I first embarked on my African adventures I volunteered at a wildlife farm. I ended up working there and staying for sometime. I was responsible for a number of animals including a warthog, a duiker, jackal pups, a potbellied pig and 2 vervet monkeys. So may people unfortunately keep various species […]

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