Hippos are big animals that live in Africa. Hippo calves are born underwater. They are strong swimmers. Baby hippos spend most of their time in the water. Their mothers help them stay safe from predators. How do baby hippos grow and change? Listen to this book to find out! This title also includes fun facts, a glossary, and more!Please note: The original source audio for this production includes noise/volume issues. This is the best available audio from the publisher. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Intuitive. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lrnr/001508/bk_lrnr_001508_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Based on "Travels in West Africa" by Mary Kingsley, this is the account of a Victorian lady's journeys up the rivers of West Africa in the 1890s. AUTHOR: Mary Kingsley was born in 1862. She was trapped by the conventions of her time until her parents died but then, with an income of £500, she was free to travel and in 1893 went to Africa. Travelling alone in small steamers and native canoes, which she learned to handle, she went deep into the jungle, learning about the spiritual lives of the African tribes and collecting specimens of fish for the British Museum. Her books were popular, funny and contentious and her views on missionaries were trenchant. After publishing her first book Mary Kingsley returned to West Africa. During the Boer War she worked in the military hospitals in South Africa where she died of typhus. ADAPTER: Nick McCarty has been a professional writer for forty years and has written for television shows such as Bergerac, The Onedin Line, The Six Wives of Henry VIII, Z-Cars and General Hospital. He has also scripted award-winning radio drama adaptations including A Tale of Two Cities, Dan Dare, Hard Times, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and Dracula as well as many original plays for both the BBC and Commercial Radio. READER: Philippa Urquhart has been a member of The Royal Shakespeare Company and the National Theatre. She has worked extensively in Repertory Theatres across England and Scotland, and has appeared in London's West End. Her many TV credits include Lillian Cartland in Tenko, and Miss Briggs in Vanity Fair, for the BBC. Films include Laughter In The Dark and Children Of Men. Her one woman show The Turn Of The Screw, adapted from the famous ghost story by Henry James, continues to tour successfully across the UK and worldwide. MUSIC: The drums are played by children from the Kakua Primary School, Sierra Leone. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Philippa Urquhart. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/crim/000001/bk_crim_000001_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Whatever You Do, Don't Run is a hilarious collection of true tales from top safari guide Peter Allison. In a place where the wrong behavior could get you eaten, Allison has survived face-to-face encounters with big cats, angry elephants, and the world's most unpredictable animals: herds of untamed tourists and foolhardy guides whose outrageous antics sometimes make them even more dangerous than a pride of hungry lions! Join Allison as he faces down charging lions (twice); searches for a drunk, half-naked tourist who happens to be a member of the British royal family; drives a Land Rover full of tourists into a lagoon full of hippos; and adopts the most vicious animal in Africa as his "pet". Full of lively humor and a genuine love and respect for Botswana and its rich wildlife, Whatever You Do, Don't Run takes you to where the wild things are and introduces you to a place where every day is a new adventure! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Antony Ferguson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/002391/bk_tant_002391_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
South Africa Travel Guide ab 33.99 € als Taschenbuch: From the Hippos in the Limpopo River to the Penguins Waddling on the Cape. Hrsg. : Turtle Travel Edit. Aus dem Bereich: Bücher, Wissenschaft, Geowissenschaft,
Canoeing the Congo narrates the journey of Phil Harwood, who undertook an epic five-month solo attempt to canoe the Congo River in war-torn Central Africa. It was a historic first descent from the true source in the highlands of Zambia. Just short of 3,000 miles long, the Congo River is the eighth longest in the world and the deepest river in the world, with a flow rate second only to the Amazon. Along the way, Phil encountered numerous waterfalls, huge rapids, man-eating crocodiles, hippos, aggressive snakes and spiders' webs the size of houses. He faced endemic corruption, was arrested, intimidated, bullied, chased and he received numerous death threats. He also collapsed from malaria. The people were mostly friendly, however, and Phil received tremendous hospitality from a proud and brave people, especially from the riverside fishermen who helped him wherever they could. On one stretch of river known as The Abattoir due to its past history of cannibalism and current reputation for criminal activity, he hired four brothers with a shotgun to accompany him as bodyguards. They paddled and floated for five days and nights on the river. Common questions from locals were, ‘why haven't you cut his throat yet?’ and ‘if you don't want to do it, tell us where your camping and we'll come and do it for you ...We'll share his money.’ It was an exhilarating, terrifying and wonderful journey but Phil managed to survive, despite the odds, to tell his story. Canoeing the Congo will appeal to fans of adventurous travel writing and people who love the nature and wilderness. Phil, who is a fan of adventure stories himself, enjoys the work of Ranulph Fiennes and Bill Bryson. Phil has worked all over the world as an ex-Royal Marine Commando, ski-guide, expedition leader, outdoor instructor and development trainer. He is qualified as mountain leader, a level 4 canoe coach, a level 3 kayak coach, a rock climbing instructor, a wilderness emergency 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gareth Armstrong. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/011892/bk_adbl_011892_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From the dust of dilapidated buildings at a third world airport to the mists of Mosi-oa-Tunya (Victoria Falls), from a river boat ride on the Zambesi to a walk with elephants across a savanna, the reader moves with Chris and Carol, and then embarks with them on an adventure deep in the African bush. Unprotected by any kind of defensive weapons save the savvy of their guide, they sleep in tents at night and by day plow across the sands of the Kalahari on the hard seat of an opensided LandRover or skim over the waters of the Okivango Delta balanced in the bottom of a makoro. All to sneak up on reclusive cheetahs, follow wild dogs on their hunt for dinner, swim in a crocodile creek, pole apprehensively across a pond to avoid submerged hippos, and confront an angry bull elephant. The reader is invited to share the grit, the heat, and the inherent dangers that are quickly displaced by the raw, primitive seduction of Africa.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! The hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius ) or hippo , is a large, mostly plant-eating mammal in sub Saharan Africa, and one of only two extant species in the family Hippopotamidae (the other is the Pygmy Hippopotamus). The hippopotamus is the heaviest extant artiodactyl, despite being considerably shorter than the giraffe. The hippopotamus is semi-aquatic, inhabiting rivers and lakes where territorial bulls preside over a stretch of river and groups of 5 to 30 females and young. During the day they remain cool by staying in the water or mud, reproduction and childbirth both occur in water. They emerge at dusk to graze on grass. While hippopotamuses rest near each other in the water, grazing is a solitary activity and hippos are not territorial on land. Despite their physical resemblance to pigs and other terrestrial even-toed ungulates, their closest living relatives are cetaceans (whales, porpoises, etc.) from which they diverged about 55 million years ago. The common ancestor of whales and hippos split from other even-toed ungulates around 60 million years ago.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. According to official statistics, there are only 3,000 pygmy hippos in the wild. As a matter of fact, the Nigerian population of pygmy hippos is considered endangered. The pygmy hippos are often situated in West Africa, precisely in lowland forests. Researchers have shown that this species is mainly confined to Liberia, with small numbers in neighboring countries. Biologists have said that the pygmy hippos are comfortable both on land and in water, but rest and forage near waterways. For instance, in Africa, pygmy hippos are mostly located in the shady sites - near swamps, riverbanks or muddy areas. Conservationists have underlined that the birth of every pygmy hippos is crucial. According to various findings, pygmy hippos have dwindled in number due to the loss of their habitat - the African forests being their natural habitat has been torn down at an alarming rate. Other research have demonstrated that the bush hunters, who value and feed on the high quality meat of these mammals are potential dangers that can lead to the rapid extinction of the pygmy hippos...
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikivoyage or other free sources online. South Africa is located at the southern tip of Africa. Every country in the world displays some diversity, but South Africa, stretching from the hippos in the Limpopo River to the penguins waddling on the Cape, takes some beating. It befits its position at the southern end of the world s most epic continent, with more types of terrain than photographers can shake their zoom lens at. There s the deserted Kalahari, Namakwa s springtime symphony of wildflowers, iconic Table Mountain and Cape Point, Kruger National Park s wildlife-stalked savannah (scene of the famous lion-buffalo-crocodile battle watched more than 40 million times on YouTube) and, running through the east of the country and into Lesotho, the Drakensberg. KwaZulu-Natal s iSimangaliso Wetland Park alone has five distinct ecosystems, attracting both zebras and dolphins. This book offers information on South Africa and Gauteng province.