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Miss Waldron's Red Colobus

Piliocolobus badius waldronae

Red Uakari

Cacajao calvus

Chimps Exchange Meat For Sex

07 April 2009 By Victoria Gill Science reporter, BBC News

Paris Hilton In South Africa

Paris Hilton's friend has been ordered to leave South Africa after she was caught carrying marijuana following a World Cup soccer game on Friday, July 2.

Quirky Questions

Are there really no stupid questions? Your teacher might have told you so, but tourist officials would disagree.

The Strangest Questions From Tourists

When a tourist arrives to an unknown city, it is usual that he is a little bit confused and he is not clear about which are the venues that he has to visit but, sometimes, he goes beyond logic and asks a few funny questions, so to speak.

Faq About South Africa

Q: How do I stay safe in SA?   A: Tourists are unfortunately, potential targets for criminals.Trust your instincts and be vigilant .

Tourism In Sa

These questions about South Africa were posted on a South African Tourism Website and were answered by the website owner.

Tourism In Australia - Strange Questions...

"CAN I catch a train from Fiji to New Zealand?" and "what type of car is needed to drive from the Great Barrier Reef to Perth?" (around 4000 miles) are just some of the dumbest questions asked by tourists.

Phobias

Lee Decker, our curator at Birds of Eden has a phobia for worms.  She can even touch them, or look at them much. The weird fact is that she is an qualified entomologist!

Sulphur Crested Cockatoos

Rose Breasteds are very smart, always very happy, and they occasionally do an excited dance during which they will stomp their feet, flap their wings and spin in a circle - all the while emitting an excited call.   Unlike most other parrot species, wild Rosies feed on the ground.

The Hartlaub Tauraco

Tauraco hartlaubi

Red-and-yellow Barbet

Trachyphonus erythrocephalus

The Bare-faed Go-away Bird

Corythaixoides personatus

The Ashy Starling

Cosmopsarus unicolor

About Woodpeckers

Evolution can't explain the woodpecker! It has too many tools that it could not have gotten gradually or one at a time.

Why Do Birds Mimic Other Species Song?

Author - Malika Harricharan All birds have their own song and no bird would try to imitate or copy another bird, right? Wrong? Some species actually mimic the calls of other species to signal danger. Other birds simply do it to attract a mate.

The Canary

The Canary is so-called from the islands from which it was apparently first brought.  Linnaeus classified the canary as the Fringilla canaria.  Later 19th century naturalists classified this bird as Serinus canarius.  Now in modern 21st Century times the Canary is the Canaria species within the Serinus genus in the Fringillidae (Finch) family.

The Emporer Penguin: Starvin For Love

Emperor Penguins, the subject of the popular 2005 documentary March of the Penguins, have a strange “marriage”.

The Garden Snail

Snails’ genitals are on their necks, right behind their eye-stalks. Not weird enough? Read on.