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A Caracal

Meeting a Caracal lynx today, I must say that I think they are the most adorable wild cats ever. With tufts of fur from their ears and inquisitive nature, to their short tail and dog like size, the Caracal is truly a charming creature. The name Caracal is derived from a Turkish word “karakulak” meaning…

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A Morning Run

The morning was a brisk morning, the air fresh and cool from lower humidity and temperatures. A wonderful respite after the hot and humid summer Maryland has held. The African exhibit at the Maryland Zoo is hosting a new family addition to the grazing animals. Feeling frisky, the little one began running around, which made…

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A Little Bat

I’ve seen them fly overhead at dusk, zipping around catching bugs for dinner. But I’ve never been able to see a bat close up. There have been some close encounters of bats in Costa Rica at Selva Verde Lodge where there are several species that fly in and out of the buildings. The first time…

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Pokemon at the Maryland Zoo

Call me shameless, but what can I say? I’m an American. And as an American, I love games, and I love to explore. I love games that make me explore. If you haven’t caught the worldwide bug already, let me introduce you to the new game introduced by Nintendo POKEMON GO A fun game that…

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Jackals of the Serengeti

While on game drives, many animals choose to spend time near the road. An intriguing fact as they have miles and miles of vast plains that they can wander to with no human interaction. Jackals were one of the animals that we saw most days while out. Whether it was at Lake Manyara, Ndutu Conservation…

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Arusha National Park Wildlife

The small Arusha National Park near Arusha is teeming with a wide variety of wildlife. Upon driving into the park a wide prairie reveals some of the treasures inside. In one scene, Masai Giraffes, Zebras, Warthogs, and Baboons coexist peacefully. The Baboons calmly walk across the road knowing that the tourist jeeps will wait for…

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Arusha National Park

It was Saturday morning – Market Day and the streets were filled with people traveling to and from the market. Arusha is a busy Tanzanian city that seems as if time has forgotten her. While many carried cell phones, there are no large supermarkets or stores. Instead small owner shops stood roadside and vendors hawked…

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The Neighbor Upstairs

There’s a wise Great Horned Owl that has been returning to the same old tree in a Pennsylvania small town. It’s like going to New York for an extended visit as this old tree is in the middle of town and now many people know of the Owl in the tree. For at least the…

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Arctic Foxes at the Maryland Zoo

This weekend the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore; introduced two new Arctic Foxes to their Polar Bear Watch exhibit. “Luna” and “Timber” are two charming and fluffy 8-month old foxes that seem to have boundless energy. It was hard to keep up with them and I could spend all day watching them. If you’re in the…