AFRICA, Zambia, South Luangwa: I just love spending time with these kids. Seeing wildlife through their eyes, like it is the first time. I now make a point of appreciating every moment we have in the bush, savor every little moment.
KIDS SAFARI coming soon to http://www.lionmountain.tv
Contrary to expectations, the purpose of #SharkAwarenessDay is not to stand on the beach and shout out warnings to terrified swimmers and surfers, despite the hours of innocent fun that can provide.
It’s true that sharks are impressive hunters and predators, yet the sad fact remains that these magnificent creatures are more threatened by people than we are by sharks. The worldwide demand for shark-fin soup, shark-tooth medallions, and a false sense of security on beaches everywhere, all combine to leave sharks persecuted and endangered, with millions of them being killed each year.
Like top predators in any ecosystem, sharks play an essential role in keeping the seas healthy and productive. Whilst no-one is suggesting we go out and hug a Great White on Shark Awareness Day, it’s the least we can do to respect these wonderful creatures and let them be.
The sardine run of Southern Africa occurs from May through to July. Billions of sardines (Sardinops sagax) spawn in the cool waters of the Agulhas Bank and move northward along the east coast of South Africa. Their numbers of sardine create a feeding frenzy along the coastline. The run, containing millions of individual sardines, occurs annually between May and August when a coastal current of cold water heads north from the Agulhas Bank up to Mozambique.
We just added MOST AMAZING ANIMALS: The Namaqua chameleon on www.lionmountain.tv
To survive in the ancient hyper-arid dune fields of the Namibian Desert, life has had to evolve some rather unique physical traits and behaviour. This is most apparent in the lives of smaller and more secretive creatures, like the Namaqua chameleon. Despite being the world’s fastest and most heat adapted chameleon, daily life in the desert cauldron is a constant struggle on the brink of death. Whether it’s ambushing food in the barren dunes or escaping the predators hidden under the sand, each day is a victory hard won.
We just added MY WILD FAMILY: Baby Ostrich on www.lionmountain.tv
Have you ever seen an ostrich fly? Although we have wings, we can’t fly. Ostriches are the biggest birds on earth and we have the biggest eggs! We can run very fast and we can outrun almost any other animal. Wanna race?