Archive for the ‘African World’ Category

World’s First Blue Eyed Dagga Boy!

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

A ‘dagga boy’ has been discovered in the Kruger National Park with sapphire blue eyes!

blue eyed buffalo

© Steven Smith

This is the only known image of the buffalo and already it has been causing speculation within scientific circles.

Rangers have christened the animal ‘Franky’ after the popular blue eyed crooner, Frank Sinatra, and they are on the lookout for possible offspring with the same blue-eyed phenotype.

Blue eyes have been known to occur in Asia’s water buffalo but this is the first known case in a Cape buffalo.

Color morphs or variants are common within the animal kingdom. Blue eyes are often linked to albinism in animals. However, white lions and white elephants (also seen in the Kruger) have blue eyes due to a lack of melanin in the iris of the eye.

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Waking Up – A Zimbabwe Safari

Thursday, March 19th, 2015

Tom Varley was raised in the Zimbabwean bush. He has a long history of filming and photographing wildlife and scenery in Israel, Southern Africa and Zimbabwe, particularly in his home town of Victoria Falls. Check out this amazing video that truly captures the heart of a Zimbabwe Safari.

Waking Up-HD 720p from Tom Varley on Vimeo.

A Heart Lifting Elephant Rescue

Monday, March 16th, 2015

An oldie, but one of our favorites! A baby elephant stuck in a well. A frantic mother crazed with worry for her offspring. Anyone could relate, but these very human emotions came from the bond of an elephant baby and her mother. This video shows a team from Amboseli Trust for Elephants, in Kenya, who tried to save the baby elephant and arrange the emotional reunion.

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