Learning About Africa’s Birds

Birds

Birds have been around since the dinosaurs and fill a variety of roles in African ecosystems, including large predators like the fish eagle, scavengers like the vulture, and helpful sidekicks like the oxpecker. Africa is the world’s second largest continent and home to an incredible variety of bird life. South Africa is … Read more

How Big Is the White-Faced Owl?

Southern White Faced Owl

The southern white-faced owl is a huge scops-owl, although relatively modest compared to other large owls. Black-and-white face with a gray back and whitish underside. Broadleaved woods and thorny savannas are their preferred habitat. The Northern White-faced Owl is a distinct species with a different call and a smaller vocal range. Like … Read more

Things to Know About the Hippopotamus

Things to Know About the Hippopotamus

The Hippopotamus, also known as Hippo, Common Hippopotamus, or River Hippopotamus, is a large semiaquatic mammal common to Sub-Saharan Africa. It is one of the only two existing species in the family Hippopotamidae, the other species being the Pygmy Hippopotamus. Its name came from the ancient Greek term of “river horse.” Today, … Read more

Learn More about Arnot’s Chat

Arnots Chat

The Arnot’s Chat, also known as the White-headed Black Chat and Myrmecocichla arnotti, is a bird species that is categorized under the Muscicapidae family. This family of birds consists of small passerine birds that emit weak songs and harsh calls. The closest relatives of the Arnot’s Chat include the European Stonechat, Cyprus … Read more

Things to Know About the Southern Ground Hornbill

Ground Hornbill

The Southern Ground Hornbill, also known as Bucorvus leadbeateri, is one of the only two species under the Ground Hornbill, which are only found within the African continent. The other hornbill species is the Abyssinian Ground Hornbill, also known as the Northern Ground Hornbill, which is usually found in Africa’s northern parts. … Read more

African Penguin

African Penguin

It is a black and white animal that’s sprinkled with a dose of cuteness—we refer to it as an African Penguin. Also known as Spheniscus demersus, Cape Penguin, Black-footed Penguin, Jackass Penguin, or South African penguin, this penguin can be seen along the southwest coast of Africa from Namibia to Port Elizabeth … Read more