East Africa

June 30, 2009

Did You Know?

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Leopards were once believed to be a hybrid between lions and panthers, and the leopard's common name derives from this belief; “leo” is the Latin word for lion, and "pard" is an old term meaning panther.

One other interesting fact: Leopards have the ability to see in 1/8th of the light required by humans.

You can see leopards and the rest of Africa's "Big Five" on our Tanzania Classic Safari!

June 02, 2009

Did You Know?

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The Egyptian goose was named for its coloring, not because of where it originates. We can observe these birds on safari in Kenya!

May 22, 2009

Did You Know?

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Lions breed throughout the year, and when the female is in oestrus, the pair will mate two to four times per hour for up to three days. As the male tires, the lioness will move on to other pride males.

May 07, 2009

Did You Know?

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Given a choice, a male giraffe will browse at the higher part of the tree or bush whereas females prefer to browse below six feet.

This is a useful identification tool in the field and helpful when you don’t have binoculars handy to see the male’s horns!

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