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2011-04-23 08:50:00

Disney's African Cats movie was a great experience to help add to the allure of Earth Day. The movie captivates you with its stunning videography and storyline.  As the movie progresses it draws you in to the lives of these animals. African Cats is packed full of drama, suspense, and the heartwarming appeal of Kenya's Masai Mara National Reserve.  The movie tells a story of two cat families who strive to raise their cubs and maintain their ground against predators, hunger and...

2010-05-19 13:12:14

Scientists at the University of Liverpool have discovered that male topi antelopes deceive their female counterparts in order to increase their chances of mating. The study of topi antelopes in Kenya's Masai Mara National Reserve Park found that male antelopes snort and look intently ahead if an ovulating female begins to stray from their territory. This type of behavior suggests to the female that there is predator danger ahead. Typical predators of the topi include lions, cheetahs, leopards...

2009-08-23 06:20:00

ABU DHABI, U.A.E., August 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Local tourism and travel company Arabian Pacific, who will be taking part in this year's Adrenaline Sports Live festival, presented by Rani, will be bringing something special to the three day event by teaming up with the Karen Blixen Camp to offer visitors the chance to win an all expenses paid safari to Kenya. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090823/357199 ) The lucky winner will embark on a three day safari at the...

2009-06-02 07:10:00

NEW YORK, June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Staying true to its founding mission of keeping Africa affordable, 2AFRIKA, INC. (http://www.2afrika.com) announced today that five new Air-Inclusive Safaris will be launched in the BUDGET TRAVEL section of the evolving African Safari Collection this week. First up is BT KEEN ON KENYA, a scheduled 9-Day Air-Inclusive Safari to Kenya departing each Tuesday from New York City with a starting from price of $2,199 per person. BT KEEN ON KENYA visits Nairobi, the...

2009-04-22 13:30:00

Researchers reported on Wednesday that numbers of wild grazing animals in Kenya's world-renowned Masai Mara National Reserve have fallen substantially in 15 years as wildlife competes with neighboring human settlements, Reuters reported. In 2006, a U.S. TV network and newspaper named the Masai Mara, best known for its spectacular annual wildebeest migration, the seventh "New Wonder" of the world as hundreds of thousands of tourists visit the reserve annually. However, six species -- giraffes,...

2008-10-04 18:00:16

By Cathy Owen Sunshine BBC1, Tuesday, 9pm WITH the combination of comedians Steve Coogan and Craig Cash, surely this comedy will be dynamite? We will have to wait and see, but it is definitely one to stick in your diary this week. Steve Coogan plays Bob 'Bing' Cosby, a likeable chap with natural wit and optimism that is infectious to all those around him. The only problem is his inability to resist gambling a few quid on the occasional bet. Bernadette, his childhood sweetheart and...

2008-10-02 12:05:20

(Correcting word in last sentence from "Dairy" to "Diary") Text of report by Michael Mumo entitled "Mara goes live on BBC" published by Kenyan privately-owned radio station Capital FM website on 2 October Kenya's rich diversity in the Maasai Mara will be showcased to millions of viewers in the United Kingdom from this Sunday [5 October] when a week-long live series gets under way on the British Broadcasting Corporation. The director-general of BBC, Mark Thompson, says "Big Cat Live"...

2008-08-02 09:00:14

By Fiona MacGregor Kenya is as safe to visit as ever - bar the occasional raging elephant LIKE THE LEATHERY WINGS of some gigantic, grey angel of death, the monstrous creature's ears billowed furiously as it thundered towards us, trumpeting our impending doom. There's nothing quite like the thrill of a close encounter with five tons of angry pachyderm to get the adrenaline going at 6am and clear the hangover from the wine of the night before. Admittedly, David, the driver of the...

2008-07-17 10:30:00

Recent research by Michigan State University doctoral student Jennifer Smith has shed new light on the way spotted hyenas live together and "“ more importantly "“ hunt for their food alone. In a paper recently published in the journal Animal Behavior, Smith, a student in MSU's Department of Zoology, shows that while spotted hyenas know the value of living together in large, cooperative societies, they also realize that venturing on their own now and then to hunt for food is often...

2008-04-29 13:15:00

Tourists to Kenya's Masai Mara game reserve have been reluctant to visit since last year's violence in the area, resulting in an economic slump in the 510 sq km area known as the Mara Triangle.The non-profit Mara Conservancy was established in January 2001, and by May 2001, began managing the Mara Triangle on behalf of the County Council of Trans Mara.After violence over last year's election, tourists have strayed from the area, which is limiting resources to pay pastoralists for cattle...

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Thomson’s Gazelle, Eudorcas thomsonii
2012-06-17 19:56:59

Thomson’s gazelle (Eudorcas thomsonii) is also known as a “tommie” and is one of the most well-known gazelle species. Named after Joseph Thomson, Thomson’s gazelle is native to Africa where it is the most commonly found gazelle. It is sometimes considered a subspecies of the red-fronted gazelle, and was previously in the genus Gazella, in the subgenus Eudorcas. Eudorcas eventually became a distinct genus, classifying some species of gazelle within their own genus. Thomson’s...

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  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
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