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General News - April 2014

General News - April 2014

Vic Falls listed top of world's10 greatest wonders - 5 April 2014

Vic Falls listed top of world's10 greatest wonders
 5 April 2014
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Victoria Falls is at the top of the list of the World's greatest wonders. 

The list was compiled from "World's Great Wonders" - a new book produced by travel guide publishers Lonely Planet - which reveals the top 50 must see world wonders.

Not to see these places, says the article, really is missing out. 

Here is the full list:

1. Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe/Zambia

2. Great Rift Valley, Ethiopia

3. Giant's Causeway, Northern Ireland

4. Taj Mahal, India

5. Terracotta Army, China

6. Great Wall of China

7. Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania

8. Kilauea, Hawaii

9. Hagia Sophia, Turkey

10. Potala Palace, Tibet

Read the whole article here 



White buffalo calves - 3 April 2014

White buffalo calves
 3 April 2014
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There have been sporadic reports about white buffalo calves in the Thornybush Private Nature Reserve, Jejane Game Reserve and the Mopani areas surrounding Kruger National Park over the last few years. 

The first report on Thornybush was in March 2011 when a single white calf was born into a large breeding herd.

Shortly after, two more white calves were reported elsewhere on the reserve.

There where no more reports of this phenomena, until late 2013, when a calf with a white band across the middle of its body was born.

The latest pure white calf was seen early in March 2014. The little male seems perfectly healthy and happy (despite looking a little bit different to the other members of his herd).

As far as we can gather, it is a type of leucism, caused by a recessive gene. With age, the white calves progress to a creamy white, then light brown, and finally the dark hide of a normal adult buffalo.

Courtesy of Royal Malewane Private Game Lodge





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