paradise-flycatcher-1

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Paradise flycatchers are tiny, brilliantly coloured birds found in forests in most parts of South Africa. With bodies of rich ...
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liz-hardman-baboon

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Baboons will eat almost anything – including shark eggs. Chacma Baboons (Papio ursinus) are opportunistic omnivores that feed on bulbs, ...
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firefly-image

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October is firefly time in Hermanus. These light-emitting beetles display their spectacular mating ritual for only a few weeks. Male ...
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argonauta

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The Argonaut is an octopus-like cephalopod that lives near the surface of warm oceans. Though the Argonaut is also called ...
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restio-perplexus

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Cape Reeds or Restionaceae come in many forms, from 2m tall straight stems to the thoroughly confused little curly ‘cushion’ ...
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Pincushion pollen presenters

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A protea ‘flower’ is actually a whole bunch of flowers. For example, a pincushion is a collection of many small ...
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Rose’s Mountain Toadlet is the only South African frog that doesn’t have a voice – or ears, for that matter ...
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The pansy shell is in fact not a shell, but the skeleton of a burrowing sea urchin that lives in ...
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Photo credit: Disa ferruginea with Table Mountain Beauty by Colin Paterson-Jones.

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Many plants employ deception to get what they want. Usually it has to do with sex – or avoiding death ...
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27 Mar 2013, Andasibe-Mantadia National Park, Madagascar --- Madagascar, Captive Parson's Chameleon (Calumma parsonii) flicking tongue to catch grasshopper at private reserve near Andasibe-Mantadia National Park (Digital Enhancement). Photograph by Paul Souders. --- Image by © Paul Souders/Corbis

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Chameleons have super-sticky saliva that enables them to catch prey a third of their own size. Scientists recently found that ...
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