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Cunning Capuchins

This fun film was made by a student from the Beyond Borders Film School

If You've Got It - Flaunt It!

This fun film was made by a student from the Beyond Borders Film School.

Tsotsis In The Treetops

This is a fun video filmed by a student who attended a Beyond Borders film school workshop.

Learn Some Bird Business

What is special about birds? Birds were able to become flying machines largely through the evolutionary gifts of feathers, powerful wings, hollow bones, warm blood, a remarkable respiratory system, and a large, strong heart. These adaptations all boil down to the two prime requirements for any flying machine: high power and low weight.

Hear No Evil, See No Evil, Speak No Evil

Mizaru, Kikazaru, Iwazaru are three names not many people know. But add 3 monkeys and various hand signals concerning the face and everyone remembers with shame the holiday photos’ poses.   Mizaru covers his eyes, and sees no evil, Kikazaru covers his ears, and hears no evil while Iwazaru covers his mouths and utters not a word of evil.Together, these three monkeys embodies the proverbial principle of “see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil”   The sourc...

Skal Garden Route Member In Miami To Receive International Award

Skål Garden Route is delighted to announce that the South African Animal Sanctuary Alliance (SAASA), owners of Monkeyland in The Crags, 2 more sanctuaries in Plett (The Crags) & 1 in Ballito, KZN is the winner of the 2019 Sustainable Tourism Award in the category Major Tourist Attractions. Lara Mostert was in Miami to collect the award on behalf of SAASA.

News From Skal - Garden Route

Have a look at our video which has been submitted For Skal Club of the year – Internationally.   Look either at Skal.org – sign in and watch on you tube.  There is superb shot of bat eatings fruit when we filmed at Birds of Eden last year.   Cheers for now Regards’ Pam

Skal Garden Route Member In Miami To Receive International Award

Skål Garden Route is delighted to announce that the South African Animal Sanctuary Alliance (SAASA), owners of Monkeyland in The Crags, 2 more sanctuaries in Plet (The Crags) & 1 in Balito, KZN is the winner of the 2019 Sustainable Tourism Award in the category Major Tourist Attractions. Lara Mostert was in Miami to collect the award on behalf of SAASA.ational invited entries for the 2019 Sustainable Tourism Awards. A total of 56 entries from 25 countries from all over the world have t...

Plettenberg Bay Businesses Win Big For 2019

Plettenberg Bay Tourism is excited to announce that the tourism and wine industries have recognised several Plett products with awards and accolades.

Tiny 4.2 Million-year-old Monkey Discovery Casts New Light On Evolution

Nanopithecus browni weighed just one kilogram and was the size of a pineapple. The discovery of a tiny monkey which weighed no more than a pineapple may change scientists’ understanding of how primates evolved. Researchers working in Kenya have found a 4.2 million-year-old fossil of a miniature monkey which only weighed one kilogram. The newly discovered species, Nanopithecus browni, is the same size as the world’s smallest Old World monkey, the ...

What Nut-eating Gorillas In Gabon Mean For Human Evolution

Researchers spent 6,000 hours documenting their diet. In Loango National Forest of Gabon, a group of western lowland gorillas sit down to dine. The gorilla diet is not exactly eclectic. It is mostly leaves, but this group does indulge in a fair bit of fruit. 

Meet Squawkzilla, The Massive Prehistoric Parrot Scientists Say Terrorized Other Birds

The remains of a parrot that stood more than half the height of an average human and roamed the earth 19 million years ago have been discovered in New Zealand. (Brian Choo/AFP/Getty Images)

Climate Change To Blame For Displacement Of 55 Species In Uk

A total of 55 animal species in the UK have been displaced from their natural ranges or enabled to arrive for the first time on UK shores because of climate change over the last 10 years (2008-2018) -- as revealed in a new study.

Is Avian Malaria Behind Drastic Decline Of Londons Iconic Sparrow?

London's house sparrows (Passer domesticus) have plummeted by 71% since 1995, with new research suggesting avian malaria could be to blame.

Birds Got Their Colourful Eggs From Dinosaur Ancestors, New Study Suggests

Like feathers and wishbones, we now know that egg colour evolved in their dinosaur predecessors long before birds appeared.

The Lowdown In Plett High Five

The boss of adventure destinations, Plettenberg Bay, is bringing out the big guns for a season of adventure in nature: brace yourself for the Plett HIGH FIVE, the best excuse to head to Plett from 23 – 29 September 2019.

The Fattest Parrot In The World Could Be Completely Wiped Out By Fungal Infection

The future of the world’s fattest parrot – New Zealand’s Kakapo – is at risk from a dangerous fungal infection.