Birds of Eden the largest free flight bird aviary in the world, Plettenberg Bay Garden Route Adventures South Africa
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A Paradise For Rescued Birds

written by Janine Erasmus

The Birds of Eden avian sanctuary, located 16km east of Plettenberg Bay on the picturesque Garden Route in the Western Cape, is the biggest single-dome free flight aviary in the world. It’s a home and a haven for exotic birds and miniature monkeys who would otherwise struggle to survive in the wild.

Situated in Eden Municipality – hence the name – the sanctuary opened in December 2005 and is a popular attraction on the Garden Route.

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Bird Jokes And Riddles

Why do seagulls fly over the sea?
(Because if they flew over the bay they would be called bagels!)
Why does a flamingo stand on one leg?
(Because if he lifted that leg off the ground he would fall down!)

Where does a peacock go when it loses its tail?
(A re-tail store!)

Did you hear the story about the peacock?
(Yes, it's a beautiful tale!)

What is even smarter than a talking bird?
(A spelling bee!)

Why do hummingbirds hum?
(Because they forgot the words!)

What do you give a sick bird?
(Tweetment!)

Why do birds fly south for the winter?
(Because it's too far to walk!)

What birds are found in Portugal?
Portu-geese!)

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Chinese 2013 Horoscope For The Rooster

What are Roosters most well known for? Probably their honestly and loyalty, both of which show positive growth in the Chinese 2013 horoscope for Rooster. In 2013 year of the black Snake natives of sign Rooster will finally be able to hone these attributes for the benefit of virtually everything in their lives.

2013 horoscope - The Rooster In Love

The Rooster's love life in 2013 year of Snake will be affected greatly by their loyalty. Does that mean it will be affected in a positive way? That's all up to the Rooster. If they're able to truly be loyal to their partner then that's a good thing. However, that part comes quite easy. What isn't always so easy is finding a partner who appreciates this about them.

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Extinct Dodo Related To Pigeons, Dna Shows

Source: Hillary Mayell for National Geographic News

Scientists have determined, through DNA analysis, that the long-extinct dodo belongs in the dove and pigeon family.

The dodo, poster bird for species extinction, has a pitiful reputation as a stupendously overweight idiot of a bird that couldn't even fly. But scientific evidence is slowly correcting that impression. Its new rep: an evolutionary success, perfectly adapted to its living conditions, thin and relatively fast, but still an early victim to the spread of man.

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Internationally Certified Gri Sustainability Reporting Course

The Sustainability/Integrated Reporting course is not just about reporting. The team also coaches the attendees about practical applications of sustainability principles and how to operationalise these principles. ESS has presented this course and workshop in South Africa, Zambia, Mauritania, Zimbabwe and Nigeria.

An in-depth look at the Integrated Report, both the recent developments and implementation of the concept, will be part of the programme during the training course.

A two day course on Sustainability Reporting certified by the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), supplemented by a one day workshop on GRI Performance Indicators is scheduled for:

Johannesburg 19 - 21 June 2012 at the Glenhove Conference Centre

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