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Say No To Wildlife Petting

South Africa is becoming more and more popular as a tourist destination and one of the most popular reasons for visiting is the spectacular wildlife. Along with the ‘Big Five’, South Africa is also home to an abundance of mammals, spectacular birdlife and our coasts are visited by dolphins, seals and migrating whales. However, despite all this wildlife living free in our forests, plains, mountains and coasts there is a disturbing number of facilities offering tourists the oppo...

Birds Of Eden's Golden-handed Tamarins

A short documentary about the Golden Handed Tamarin of Birds of Eden in South Africa. Location: Birds of Eden - Plettenberg Bay - South Africa Wildlife film course at Beyond Borders Film School 25th January 2014 - 24th February 2014

Bird Fun Facts

The nest of an Emu can be up to 1.5 metres wide. The Emu can run at speeds up to 45 km/hr. The Albatross has a wing span of up to 14 feet and only needs to land once every couple of years to breed. They can travel hundreds of thousands of miles each flight. The biggest bird in the world is the ostrich, which can grow up to nine feet tall. A flamingo can eat only when its head is upside down.

You'll Get A Hoot Out Of These!

Someone said you sounded like an owl. (Who?) What do you call an owl with a deep voice? (A growl) Why did the owl say, "Tweet, tweet"? (Because she didn't give a hoot!)

Riddlles And Jokes About Ducks

What does a duck like to eat with soup? (Quackers!) What geometric figure is like a lost parrot? (A polygon!) What happens when a duck flies upside down? (It quacks up!) What did the duck say after he went shopping? (Put it on my bill!) What do you call a crate of ducks? (A box of quackers!) What do you call it when it rains chickens and ducks? (Foul weather!)

Jokes And Riddles For Kids

What does a mixed-up hen lay? (Scrambled eggs!) What does an evil hen lay? (Deviled eggs!) Where do tough chickens come from? (Hard-boiled eggs!) Why did the chicken cross the road? (To get to the other side!) Why did the chewing gum cross the road? (It was stuck to the chicken's foot!) Why did the turkey cross the road? (It was the chicken's day off!) Why did the turkey cross the road twice? (To prove he wasn't chicken!) What do you get when a chicken lays an egg on top of ...

Wow What A Little Gem The Cucumber Is,

Cucumbers contain most of the vitamins you need every day, just one cucumber contains Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6, Folic Acid, Vitamin C, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium and Zinc. Feeling tired in the afternoon, put down the caffeinated soda and pick up a cucumber. Cucumbers are a good source of B Vitamins and Carbohydrates that can provide that quick pick-me-up that can last for hours.

Waste Facts

Over 42 million cubic metres of general waste is generated every year across the country, with the largest proportion coming from Gauteng province (42%) (DWAF 1997). In addition, more than 5 million cubic metres of hazardous waste is produced every year, mostly in Mpumalanga and KwaZulu-Natal (due to the concentration of mining activities and fertiliser production in these provinces). The average amount of waste generated per person per day in South Africa is 0.7 kg. This is closer to the averag...

Make Your Own Green Cleaning Supplies

Cleaning products are all around, from the liquid dish soap used to wash your dishes to the glass cleaner sprayed on your windows to give them a streak-free shine. In your battle to ward off dirt and grime, you may have made things worse. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, indoor air is at least two to three times more polluted than the air outside. This is due to volatile organic compounds that evaporate from cleaning products used in the home. Most conventional cleaning pro...

Interesting Facts - Learn Something New Everyday

There are more chickens than people in the world. The winter of 1932 was so cold that Niagara Falls froze completely solid. The words 'racecar,' 'kayak' and 'level' are the same whether they are read left to right or right to left (palindromes). There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar.

What Are Birds?

Birds are warm-blooded vertebrate animals that have wings, feathers, a beak, no teeth, strong hollow bones, a skeleton in which many bones are fused together or are absent, powerful flight muscles, and an extremely efficient, one-way breathing system. Most birds can fly. Birds have a very strong heart and an efficient way of breathing - these are necessary for birds to fly. Birds also use a lot of energy while flying and need to eat a lot of food to power their flight.

The Truth About Water

Have you ever heard people say that "you can lead a horse to water, but you can't make him drink?" We shouldn't get mad at the horse because he won't drink; he may be smarter than we think. Horses can smell things that we can't see, and maybe he can tell that there is something in the water that is not good for him to drink.

Green Tips For Kids

It’s easy to protect the planet! These tips help save limited resources such as water, energy, and animals; prevent landfill waste; or decrease harmful gases, such as CO2, which contribute to global warming. So get green and give the tips a try. Make sure to ask your parents before trying any of these tips!

Helping Orphaned Birds

They're probably not really orphans. Summer is the season when the kids bring home a baby bird they found on the lawn and ask if they can keep it. The little bird is obviously helpless, and the mother bird isn't around. It's only natural to want to help it. The question is what's the best thing for the baby bird. What can we do that will give it the best possible chance of surviving?

Kids And Conservation

Why should conservation be important to kids? Well, because conservation is all about protecting and managing our natural resources and environment so that they are here for future generations (you!) to use and enjoy.

Weird And Amazing Animal Facts

If a Copperhead snake loses a fang it can replace it with a spare. It has up to seven spare fangs. The longer a Copperhead snake is the longer its fangs are. Frogs sleep with their eyes open. It's hard to sneak up on a frog. They can see in all directions at once.

Bbc's Funny Talking Animals

The Show "Funny Talking Animals - The Wild Site of Life" by BBC One is all known!

Funny Bird Jokes

There are some funny child-friendly jokes. Why do swallows fly south in winter? It’s too far to walk! What bird is always out of breath? A puffin!

The Crows Are In The Corn - A Georgia Tall Tale

Retold by S. E. Schlosser It happened in Georgia not long ago, that a farmer and his wife decided to sleep late, like the rich folk do. It was a beautiful Sunday morning, the kind that brings all God's creatures out to play. But not these farm folk. No, they just slept and slept and slept.