Yellow-breasted apalis in South Africa


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Birding in the Eastern Cape, South AfricaYellow breasted Apalis

6 August 2016

Video, photos and audio of Yellow-breasted Apalis, taken in Port Alfred and surrounding areas.

Porcupine outwits lions


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Porcupine Takes on Pride of Lions (including rare white lion)

18 July 2016

Incredible video of the famous S100 mega pride of lions, including the famous white lion, finding a porcupine and trying to catch it for their next snack. But this porcupine is way too smart for the lions!

This video fits perfectly with the recent craze of Pokemon Go, I guess this is what it would look like if lions played it too🙂

Taken on the S100 near Satara in the Kruger National Park in South Africa.

Video by: Beryl

Baby hippo defends mother from lion


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5 July 2016

Dramatic video of a baby hippo trying to protect its mother from a hungry lion!

PLEASE READ REGARDING DROUGHT SITUATION:

Yes, there is a river in the video, but lack of drinking water isn’t the only problem during a drought, it’s that there isn’t enough water or rain to grow food full of nutrients. So food that there is, isn’t filled with any nutrients. Also, since there isn’t water, the hippos are fighting a lot for dominance, so the weaker hippos are also losing their home to stronger ones. So whatever water there is, hippos that are weak are not allowed to enter for drinking as the stronger hippos will chase them away.

Unfortunately 100s of hippos and other animals are busy dying in the past few weeks due to this situation.

Taken in the Kruger National Park in South Africa.

South African wildlife scenes, video


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Latest Sightings – Watch the Latest, Exclusive and Most Incredible Wildlife Footage

27 June 2016

This gives you a small taste of the type of footage you can expect on our channel if you hit that subscribe button!🙂

Watch each video here [click on URLs]:

1. Lion Roaring – 0:13
2. Brown Snake Eagle vs Snake – 0:20
3. Leopard Does Acrobatics – 0:23
4. Buffaloes attack Lion – 0:28
5. Leopard Killing Wildebeest – 0:30
6. Snake vs Chameleon – 0:33
7. Black rhino vs Wild Dogs – 0:39
8. Don’t mess with an angry lioness – 0:42
9. Mating Leopards – 0:46
10. Rhino vs Birds – 0:54
11. Lions Ambush Zebra – 0:58
12. Snake That Can’t Slither – 1:03
13. Rhino Charges Car – 1:05
14. Lions Attack Crocodile – 1:16
15. Bird Takes on Hungry Leopard – 1:20
16. Fighting Monitor Lizards – 1:27
17. Leopard Meets GoPro – 1:32
18. Buffalo Attacks and Stabs Lion – 1:39
19. Leopard Surprise Attack – 1:47

South African telescope discovers many galaxies


First image released by the MeerKAT radio telescope showing hundreds of previously undetected galaxies

From CNN:

Super telescope finds hundreds of previously undetectable galaxies

By James Griffiths

0725 GMT (1525 HKT) July 17, 2016

A South African radio telescope has revealed hundreds of galaxies in a tiny corner of the universe where only 70 had been seen before.

The images, taken by MeerKAT telescope, are an indication of the detail the southern hemisphere’s most powerful radio telescope may be able to provide when it is fully operational later this year.

At present, 16 of MeerKAT’s 64 dishes are scanning the skies. As well as its scientific goals, the project serves as a technological demonstration of South Africa’s capability to host the Square Kilometer Array, a huge multiradio-telescope project to be built in Australia and South Africa comprising dozens of dishes.

“Based on the results being shown today, we are confident that after all 64 dishes are in place, MeerKAT will be the world’s leading telescope of its kind until the advent of SKA,” Professor Justin Jonas, SKA South Africa chief technologist, said in a statement.

Square Kilometer Array

The SKA, intended to be operational by the 2020s, will consist of around 3,000 dishes spread across a one square kilometer (0.4 square mile) area and will allow astronomers to peer deeper into space than ever before.

SKA says it will have a discovery potential 10,000 times that of the most advanced modern instruments and will explore black holes, supernovae, dark energy and look into the origins of the universe.

More than 20 countries are members of SKA, with Australia and South Africa being the main bases of operation. The project is headquartered in the UK.

‘Exceptionally beautiful images’

MeerKAT’s images, taken of a patch of sky covering less than 0.01% of the total, reveal more than 1,300 galaxies in the distant universe, where only around 70 had been previously detected.

They include a galaxy around 200 million light years away where new stars are being formed from hydrogen gas in large numbers, and a massive black hole spewing out jets of powerful electrons moving at close to the speed of light.

A “Fanaroff-Riley Class 2” (FR2) object: a massive black hole in the distant universe (matter falling into it produces the bright dot at the center) launching jets of powerful electrons moving at close to the speed of light.

“Today’s exceptionally beautiful images … demonstrate that MeerKAT has joined the big leagues of world radio astronomy,” said Fernando Camilo, SKA South Africa chief scientist.

Rhino charges car in South Africa


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22 June 2016

Watch this moment a Black Rhino decides to charge a group of photographers!!

The video really shows just how fast and unpredictable animals can be and we should always be ready for anything when watching these magnificent animals.

No location given due to rhino poaching.

Video by: Sam and Andrew

Read full story here.

Lion hunt fails catching antelopes, video


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14 June 2016

We all were anticipating a fairly easy catch by these 2 hunting lions. But this turned out to be a hilarious fail by them!🙂

Taken on a safari in South Africa.

Video by: Natasha