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Zanlie Visser

Zanlie Visser

Get To Know Zanlie Visser

I am a very adventurous and active person. I love exploring nature through trail running and mountain biking. Not being biased, but South Africa's coastline and mountains are the best in the world. I am currently studying psychology and Theatre at Stellenbosch University and will soon be transitioning to a postgraduate degree in Sustainable development.

 

 

 

Shark Week 2024 introduces the search for another Mako giant roaming in the oceans. The Pacific shortfin mako shark stands out as one of the ocean’s most extraordinary inhabitants. With their powerful agility and widespread distribution, these sharks play a crucial role in marine ecosystems. Learning more about them can help drive conservation efforts and …

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In a move to prioritize animal welfare, Brisbane’s Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary has banned koala cuddling for visitors. This change has been met with mixed reactions, from disappointment to support, as the sanctuary shifts its focus to ensuring the well-being of its furry residents. The decision comes amid growing awareness about the stress human interactions …

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Get ready for the most thrilling week of the summer with Shark Week 2024, starting July 23! This year, Shark Week brings an unbeatable mix of heart-pounding shark encounters, fascinating scientific discoveries, and important conservation stories. With Jason Momoa hosting, the event promises celebrity-packed episodes and brand-new specials like “Jaws vs. Kraken.” Whether you prefer …

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In a world filled with extraordinary wildlife, a new star has emerged at Brights Zoo in Tennessee: a spotless giraffe. Born in late July, this rare reticulated giraffe is captivating hearts worldwide with its unique, solid brown coat. Unlike its spotted counterparts, this giraffe’s genetic mutation makes it a one-of-a-kind marvel. The zoo is buzzing …

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In a bold move to protect the endangered spotted owl, federal authorities are planning to remove 450,000 barred owls from the wild. This unprecedented decision highlights the urgent need to address the competitive pressure these invasive owls place on their native counterparts. The proposal has ignited discussions on ethical wildlife management and the long-term survival …

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Move over, Dumbo—there’s a new flying sensation in the animal kingdom! UK researchers have discovered that hippos, known for their bulk and strength, can become airborne during their high-speed trots. This fascinating study from the Royal Veterinary College provides surprising insights into hippo locomotion and their remarkable ability to defy gravity. Hippos Aren’t Just Heavyweights …

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Looking to hook your next big bass? North America is home to some of the best bass fishing spots in the world. From serene lakes to bustling rivers, each location offers unique challenges and rewards. Whether you’re targeting largemouth, smallmouth, or spotted bass, the right spot can make all the difference. Let’s explore the top …

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Pangolins are among the world’s most trafficked animals, facing critical threats from poaching and illegal trade. With new protective measures in place, particularly in China, there is a renewed focus on saving these unique creatures. Yet the country has implemented new laws that Pangolins are banned to use for medicine. Explore the challenges pangolins face …

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Forty-one parrots, previously victims of illegal wildlife trafficking, have found a new home in the Mayan Biosphere Reserve in Guatemala. Employees at the zoo work hard to provide animals with mental and physical stimulation while they beat the heat. They make sure that the surroundings mimic the habitats of the animals. For example, rhinos can …

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In a landmark decision, Costa Rica’s Human Rights Commission has upheld the nation’s ban on cockfighting. Imagine a world where roosters are pitted against each other in bloody battles for human entertainment—this is the grim reality of cockfighting. Despite widespread bans, underground rings continue to operate, subjecting birds to cruel training and violent fights. The …

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Kookie, an orphaned koala, has defied the odds in the wilds of Australia. Once a helpless baby without a mother, Kookie now proudly cares for her own joey. Her story of survival and motherhood showcases the power of wildlife rehabilitation. Kookie’s tale has inspired hope and conservation efforts globally. A Tragic Start Kookie, a koala …

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In a historic event, Colorado has welcomed the first gray wolf pup born in the wild since their reintroduction. This momentous occasion is a significant victory for conservation efforts, signaling a promising future for the species. The details behind this exciting news and what it means for the future of gray wolves in Colorado is …

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Imagine being rescued from jail by an unlikely hero—your own dog. In the Dominican Republic, a man found himself in police custody for violating curfew, only to be saved by his loyal pet. This extraordinary story showcases the unbreakable bond between humans and their furry friends. When the dog showed up at the police station, …

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Witness the thrilling survival tale from South Africa’s Mkuze Game Park, where a nyala battled against both a crocodile and a lion in a single day. The drama began at the river’s edge with a narrow escape from a crocodile’s jaws. Just as the antelope thought it was safe, a lion appeared, targeting the exhausted …

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When it comes to deadly encounters with venomous animals in the U.S., hornets, wasps, and bees are the surprising leaders. With around 60 deaths per year, their stings prove more fatal than those from snakes and spiders. Learn about the dangers and how to protect yourself. Surprising Statistics Hornets, wasps, and bees cause the most …

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A golden retriever named Rocky has amazed everyone with his survival story after a boat accident. The incident left Rocky separated from his family, sparking a massive search effort. Thanks to a life vest and a supportive community, Rocky’s tale ended happily. Here’s how it all unfolded. The Boat Accident On June 23, Rocky and …

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A lost kinkajou was recently found at a rest stop near Yakima, creating quite a buzz. This rare animal, more commonly seen in Central and South American rainforests, ended up in an unusual spot far from home. Thanks to quick action from concerned people, it has now found a safe place at the Point Defiance …

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In a startling incident on a sunny Mexican beach, a bull’s unexpected charge left a tourist injured and shocked bystanders scrambling for safety. The event unfolded when the animal broke free from a nearby ranch, catching beachgoers off guard and disrupting what had been a peaceful day by the sea. Chaos Ensues Chaos erupted as …

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The Humane Society of Louisiana is making a heartfelt plea: if you can’t take care of an animal, don’t adopt it. This comes after over 60 rabbits were rescued from parks in the New Orleans area. Jeff Dorson, the director of the HSLA, noted that rabbit abandonment is on the rise, particularly in Jefferson Parish …

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In a heartwarming twist of fate, Diesel, a pet donkey who vanished five years ago in California, has been found thriving with a herd of wild elk. His owners, Terrie and Dave Drewry, were overjoyed to discover their lost companion living a fulfilling life in the wild. This remarkable story highlights not only the resilience …

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The underwater world is full of fascinating stories, and two of the most captivating involve the conservation efforts in Portugal’s Algarve region and the incredible abilities of octopuses. In the Algarve, local fishermen are working with marine biologists to protect Portugal’s largest reef, balancing their traditional livelihoods with sustainable practices. At the same time, octopuses …

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In the wild and unpredictable Everglades, a dramatic showdown recently unfolded between two of the swamp’s most formidable creatures. A Burmese python, known for its remarkable appetite, managed to swallow an entire alligator whole. This astonishing feat left onlookers both amazed and concerned about the impact of invasive species on this delicate ecosystem. Let’s unravel …

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In Kenya’s Maasai Mara, an extraordinary wildlife drama took place when a wildebeest was seized by a crocodile. As the situation grew dire, witnesses were stunned by an unexpected twist. A group of hippos, known more for their own aggression than heroics, stepped in to rescue the struggling wildebeest. This rare intervention left everyone in …

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Introduction Great news for butterfly enthusiasts: record numbers of the once-endangered heath fritillary butterfly have been spotted at Pound Wood Nature Reserve in Essex. This year, the Essex Wildlife Trust recorded 218 of these rare butterflies, surpassing the previous record of 148 set in 2019. Conservation efforts have been crucial in this success, particularly given …

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As the summer sun beats down, ZooTampa stands as a beacon of compassion and ingenuity in ensuring the comfort and safety of its diverse animal inhabitants. With temperatures soaring, the zoo’s dedicated team of keepers and veterinarians spring into action each day, from early morning checks on habitats and water levels to the strategic placement …

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In a rare and exciting sighting, a stunning white moose has been spotted in the wilderness of Alberta, Canada. This majestic creature, known for its striking white coat, has captured the hearts and imaginations of locals and wildlife enthusiasts alike. In several Indigenous Canadian communities, moose are considered lucky signs. Unusual Appearance The white moose, …

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A jaguarundi is a small to medium-sized wildcat native to Central and South America, known for its sleek body, short legs, and fur that ranges from grayish-brown to reddish-brown. This wildcat has 13 different ways of making sounds and communicating with other animals. Often mistaken for an otter due to its appearance, it’s an agile …

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In the heart of the Eastern Cape, amidst rugged landscapes and soaring cliffs, a remarkable event has unfolded in the realm of wildlife conservation. For the first time ever, a Cape vulture chick has hatched under the watchful eyes of dedicated experts in a specialized breeding facility. This breakthrough is not just a scientific milestone …

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In the heart of Kenya’s Maasai Mara, a jaw-dropping encounter unfolded that left spectators on the edge of their seats. A lone wildebeest found itself in a desperate struggle for survival against three massive crocodiles in the treacherous Mara River. As the crocs closed in with terrifying precision, the wildebeest fought with every ounce of …

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There is a unique fuzzy star that is stealing the spotlight from the US Olympic Trails. Izzo, a Golden Retriever, is more than just a cute face; she’s a therapy dog bringing comfort and calm to the swimmers. Amid the intense competition and nerves, Izzo provides a much-needed respite. Her presence is not only delightful …

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Songbirds are some of the most enchanting creatures in nature, captivating us with their beautiful melodies and vibrant presence. These tiny, feathered musicians play vital roles in our ecosystems, from controlling pests to pollinating plants. Yet, despite their significance, songbirds face numerous threats that jeopardize their survival. In this article, we’ll delve into the fascinating …

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This beautiful, gigantic Nelore cow has set a new record in Brazil. Named Vianta-19, she has mad history for the Nelore breed for her exceptional genetic make-up. Auctioneers, breeders, farmers, all huddle around this ground-breaking new Guinness World Record. Record-Breaking Auction A Nelore cow named Viatana-19 has set a new Guinness World Record. The cow …

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Jeremy Gipe from Pennsylvania has made headlines by capturing a record-breaking butterfly ray while bowfishing in Delaware. His extraordinary catch has put him in the spotlight for the fishing community. He was battling with his team in harsh circumstances and unclear water to catch this colossal ray. This was definitely an unforgettable moment in his …

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All fishing enthusiasts (as well as sushi lovers) should see this video! A man caught a record-breaking King Salmon from a remote, glacial river system in the Argentine province of Santa Cruz. Tres Amigos Outfitters shared a video in early February which shows angler Fabian Mengo releasing an “absolute beast” of a Chinook. Located in …

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It is almost unreal to believe that White Storks have reappeared after 600 years. They have been living in restoring habitats since the 1400s. This specie is finally stable enough to live in the wild, thanks to various conservation and rehabilitation projects. Now they can roam in their natural habitat! The protection of Storks Initiatives …

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We all had fun in primary school drawing our favorite animal, or creating some kind of peculiar animal that no one has encountered before. Take a look at how this dad enjoys children’s artwork and recreates their art digitally on real life animals. 1. Horse Did you know that horses sleep standing up? They have …

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The world’s largest sea turtle nesting site has been discovered on a remote island, with over 10,000 nests identified. This remarkable find highlights the critical importance of preserving marine habitats and ensuring the survival of these endangered creatures. Raine Island Raine Island, is a small, vegetated coral cay approximately 620 kilometers (385 miles) north of …

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