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Serengeti National Park

June 21, 2015

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I cannot put into words how exceptional my safari has been. From the moment we left the registration office it has read like a Nat Geo series – except this was all achieved in less than 48hours – unheard of!!! My buddy B from Bozeman who works in wildlife docco couldn’t believe the list of […]

Day 2 – Wildlife in Entebbe

March 3, 2012

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“Seventy-two hours!” said the man at the mobile service centre in Entebbe town. “There are many people who have registered a SIM. It should be activated by Monday or maybe Tuesday, you just have to be patient.” Once again that catchphrase T.I.A was ringing in my ears. I certainly hope he’s right, because where I’m going, […]

Iranian space monkey grounded

October 4, 2011

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  In the early days of space exploration animals were sent into space because scientists didn’t know if humans would survive. Some of our closest cousins have boldly been where many of us may never go. In a year when America has seen its space shuttles go into retirement, Iran’s Space Organisation has been firing […]

Monkey signals when she wants to be left alone.

August 5, 2011

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When I’m in a bad mood I like to be left alone. I find solitude quite therapeutic. Thankfully I can just pick myself and find a quiet spot, but when you’re a captive monkey the options are limited. Keepers at Colchester Zoo have found that a mandrill, named Milly, has learnt to place her hand over […]

Chimp recognises distorted speech

July 12, 2011

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The notion that language evolved only in the human lineage has long been attributed to the linguist, Noam Chomsky. He argued that mankind had a special “language organ” unique to us which did not exist in any other animal. This idea has been challenged over the years by a number of researchers who argue that […]

Standing tall – the fighting advantage of our ancestors

May 19, 2011

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I’m a Londoner born and bred. A rare breed in the capital which has become a melting pot of “diversity”. While I was growing up my mother ensured that my tones remained dulcet by sending me to speech and drama lessons. Every now and again the proper Sarf London accent comes out, but only when […]

Pass the salt

March 22, 2011

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Today I have the hangover from hell. I took Luton boy out to celebrate his birthday yesterday and after several afternoon pints we were joined by my dear friend from Ireland, Mr D, who just happened to be in London. Why is it always the impromptu meet-ups that get you into trouble? I used to […]