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O bom sabor de la selva

April 4, 2011

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I’m speechless. It turns out they do drink (or sell, at least) Um Bongo in the Congo!!!! I can’t actually believe it. I really can’t. I’ve been preparing my rant for days, waiting for the final confirmation that it doesn’t exist over here. And yet, it does. Wow – amazing! Über huge congratulations (and thanks!) […]

Panthera tigris tigris et Lynx pardinus

April 1, 2011

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Con·ser·va·tion (noun): Preservation or restoration from loss, damage, or neglect I read some great news from the conservation world this week that I thought I’d share with you, albeit slightly later than planned due to failed internet connection on my part! On Monday it was announced that numbers of the Indian tiger in the wild had […]

Chimpalicious

March 26, 2011

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I went to visit a chimpanzee sanctuary in Lubumbashi on Wednesday morning with Rob and Alan. The name of the sanctuary is JACK (Jeunes Animaux Confiscés au Katanga – Young Animals Confiscated in the Katanga Province); the owners’ children originally gave the name ‘Jack’ to the first chimpanzee that entered the centre. He unfortunately died […]

Um Bongo, Um Bongo…

March 16, 2011

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Of course, this had to be done: Way down deep in the middle of the Congo, A hippo took an apricot, a guava and a mango. He stuck it with the others, and he danced a dainty tango. The rhino said, “I know, we’ll call it Um Bongo” Um Bongo, Um Bongo, They drink it […]