Tales from the African Bush

Whilst on safari, I lost weight fairly quickly and it wasn't just to do with the heat. After enjoying a sundowner watching impala gambol happily in the bush, we would return to camp to find them on the dinner menu, which was just too hard to swallow. The only time I have ever been offered a gin and tonic for breakfast at 5.00a.m. was on safari and it was the only time I have ever refused one, sensibly realising I was getting enough quinine in my anti-malarial tablets.

Cincinnati Zoo – The Moral Debate

I see from their website that Cincinatti Zoo are in the process of raising money to build a bigger and better gorilla facility. So was this enclosure flawed in some way? It does raise a big question about how the child gained access to the enclosure, unsupervised or not. That said, all children when being taken to such a facility should be under strict supervision by their parents. Zoos are not adventure playgrounds.

Chinese Mitten Crabs in the River Clyde

This is the crustacean in question. Photo: Herald Scotland 25/09/14. Although they were first discovered invading the River Thames during the 1930's the problem with them being in the River Clyde is that they prefer to eat larger fish eggs. So the salmon and trout populations are now under threat. The situation is being monitored.... Continue Reading →

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