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Nelleke van Niekerk

Nelleke van Niekerk

Nelleke is an ex-food scientist turned copywriter chasing her dream of living a balanced and creative life filled with adventures and challenges. She is most likely to be found behind her laptop typing (and deleting) up a storm, reading a book in the sun, lost in the mountains admiring nature or playing in the waves somewhere.

With fashion week season on the go around the world, it had me wondering – who are considered the most fashionable animals in the US? Although trends and seasons change, people’s opinions differ, and popular culture influences which animals are considered fashionable, here is a list of 30 of the most fashionable, and adorable, animals …

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The Amazon Rainforest has for years been the home of many interesting, and slightly weird, creatures. Let’s have a look at some of these weird animals in the Amazon!  1. Pink Amazon River Dolphin The Pink Amazon River Dolphin, also known as the Boto, probably stands out the most due to its pink coloration – …

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John Varty, also lovingly known as JV, has an incredible connection to animals and wildlife. In fact, he has gone on so many expeditions and adventures that I hardly know where to start this article! Nonetheless, here is an attempt to tell you a little more about who John Varty is.  Track Record Besides having …

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Two rival apex predators, a leopard and a hyena, were caught on camera sharing an impala meal – and a rare moment of peace between the two species.  The Video The rare moment was captured by Christopher Farao in Zambia. Where the two predators share an Impala meal without any drama. A special moment, as …

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When hearing the word fastest, the word tortoise hardly ever springs to mind. Nonetheless, Bertie broke the stereotype and was crowned the world’s fastest tortoise in 2014! To this day he still holds the Guinness World Record. Meet Bertie Bertie is a Leopard Tortoise, who lives in Brasside, Durham, northeast England in the family adventure …

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Enjoy this moment of pure joy where Maruay the tiger floats with his ball!  Blissful Tiger When looking at this video it is hard to believe that all Maruay the tiger knew was a concrete floor and a small cage a mere 18 months ago. Now he is blissfully floating around on a big red …

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If you, like me, were shocked to learn that some chameleons give live birth – this is the article for you! Let’s take a look at four really cool ovoviviparous chameleons, and what being ovoviviparous actually means.    But first, here is a video of a Cape Dwarf Chameleon giving birth: What does ovoviviparous mean?  Ovoviviparous …

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I didn’t know what my life was missing until I came across this adorable, yet fascinating sea slug. The leaf sheep, or leaf slug, is the only non-plant organism in the world with the ability to photosynthesize. How incredible is that!  Some Quick Facts About the Leaf Sheep Scientific Name Costasiella Kuroshimae Size Around 0.4 …

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Recent sightings in North Carolina of alligators chilling in frozen water have everyone talking about these creatures’ magnificent survival tactics. Let’s have a further look at these alligators chilling, and why they can.  In the video we can see the alligators are completely submerged in ice water, except for their snouts – quite eerie.  Cold-blooded …

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Join us in learning more about the AMES Foundation and their fight against Rhino Poaching in South Africa. Who is the AMES Foundation? The AMES (Africa’s Most Endangered Species) Foundation is a German non-profit organization working against the exploitation of African Wildlife. Since they originated in 2020, they have built a global network of guardians …

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The ‘Masters of the Air’ series has everyone looking up at the sky and imagining aerial wonders. It got us thinking about the masters of the air in the animal world. In this article, we will explore some of nature’s aerial wonders.  The Avian Marvels The ‘Masters of the Air’ series introduces planes soaring through …

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Have you ever wondered what is the world’s roundest bird? Well, we have! Meet the Bearded Reedling, a distinctive-looking yet elusive avian species.  Physical Attributes of the Bearded Reedling Despite its name, the Bearded Reedling – also known as the bearded tit – does not have a beard. It rocks a mustache instead! The males, …

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Taylor Swift has skillfully crafted a musical menagerie through her song storytelling. Swift’s lyrics frequently assign symbolic roles to animals, and we have compiled a list of 12 animals that stealthily roam through her songs. 1. Cats Without a doubt, Taylor Swift’s affection for feline friends is extensively documented, found mentioned in songs such as …

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In honor of Confederate Memorial Day, we are paying tribute to the animals that played an integral role during the Civil War. This pivotal time in American history was not just a human endeavor, but a multifaceted saga where animals were indispensable – a fact that is sadly often overlooked. But not anymore!  Here are …

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Let me paint the picture, you’re vacationing in Iceland, but work emails keep on coming through breaking your holiday groove. Luckily the tourism division in Iceland noticed this problem, and brought quite the creative solution: Let Icelandic horses type your out-of-office emails for you!  Launch of the OutHorse Your Email Campaign In their recent initiative …

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If someone were to ask me who would win in the fight, a Meerkat Mob vs Cobra, my money would have been on the Cobra. But after watching this surprising video of Meerkats taking on a threatening Cobra I can’t contain my amazement! In the video we can see the Meerkat mob surround the Cobra, …

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