The Joy of having a Pet Chicken!!

The Joy of having a Pet Chicken!!

When I was young having a pet meant you had a dog, cat or maybe a goose. I have never actually thought of getting myself a chicken as a pet but seeing the joy my nephews pet chickens give them I am definitely rethinking my definition of a pet. Each chicken has a name and…

Just chillin and eating

Getting up close to Giant Pandas and introduced to red pandas!!

Visiting the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding during our China odyssey was definitely an amazing experience. The Chengdu Panda Base, founded in 1987, is a non-profit research and breeding facility for giant pandas and other rare animals. It started with 6 giant pandas that were rescued from the wild. By 2008, it had…

Santiago!!

Seeing live Condors was the highlight of visiting Santiago Zoo

The Chilean National Zoo in Santiago is located at the foot of San Cristóbal Hill in what is known as the Santiago Metropolitan Park. It was just around the corner from my hostel and a great way to spend a lazy Sunday morning.  The zoo is quite small but is home to thousands of animals covering up to 158 native…

"Bokkie" was so close...if only my arms were longer I might have been able to touch him!!

Trying to touch a small Tame Springbok.

My friend and her husband took me to Blaauwboschbank Private Nature Reserve, their family farm for the weekend. This small Nature reserve is in the Freestate, South-Africa and only 126 hectares big but a lovely place. The farm is what they call typical freestate “vlakte” with open grass fields where all the animals graze. The…

Meerkats are always standing sentry  in front of their HOME

Weekly Photo Challenge: Home

This weeks Photo Challenge is home and I immediately think of South-Africa when the word Home is mentioned!! I am currently visiting family and got to see some South African wildlife again this week. The little Meerkats are very social, living in colonies averaging 20–30 members and are always found close to their Home!! There’s always one or more…