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Did you know that snakes eat other snakes?

05. September 2017, inke - Environment, Discover Namibia

In the midst of a dense bush an Oates’ bird snake (Thelotornis capensis oatesi) is holding on to a Leopard whip snake (Psammophis leopardinus). The prey, gripped behind its head, finds itself lodged askew in the far back of the bird snake’s mouth. Bird snakes usually eat lizards, chameleons and frogs. They rarely catch birds and other snakes. Cobras in particular are known for eating other snakes.

Did you know that snakes eat other snakes?

Marble sculpture to be auctioned in aid of rhino and elephant protection

24. August 2017, inke - Environment, Culture

In the middle of July a nine-ton block of white marble was offloaded at the Franco-Namibian Cultural Centre (FNCC) in Windhoek. The block had been selected by well-known French artist and sculptor Gé Pellini from a quarry near Karibib. In the midst of fine white dust and chunks of marble Pellini created a white rhino, which is to be auctioned on 31 August. The aim of the project is to raise urgently needed funds for the protection of rhinos and elephants in Namibia.

Marble sculpture to be auctioned in aid of rhino and elephant protection

Generous donation towards the Wild Horses

18. August 2017, inke - Environment

The Wild Horses of the Namib are threatened by extinction. Following five years without any substantial rainfall, they barely find pasture in their habitat near Aus, and their survival depends on additional feeding. The Namibia Wild Horses Foundation would like to thank Mr Josef Vitus Schubert, Austrian Honorary Consul in Namibia, for the latest generous donation of 800 bales of hay, which will help the horses through the coming weeks. 

Generous donation towards the Wild Horses

Dwindling giraffe numbers in Africa, but Namibia’s populations are thriving

15. August 2017, inke - Environment

Africa’s population of giraffe has decreased at a startling rate. Scientists are sounding the alarm bell. The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) now lists giraffe, as a single species, as vulnerable to extinction. What is more, the common belief – still upheld internationally – that there is only one species of giraffe with several subspecies was recently refuted. 

Dwindling giraffe numbers in Africa, but Namibia’s populations are thriving

Ringed Blue Cranes offer new insights

06. July 2017, inke - Environment

The Blue Crane, critically endangered in Namibia, occurs exclusively in the Etosha National Park and the Omadhiya lakes, a series of oshanas (seasonally flooded lakes) to the north of the park. To see this rare bird, tourists often visit areas near the Chudop waterhole in the Namutoni area, Salvadora in the Halali area, and recently at Nebrownii, east of Okaukuejo in Namibia’s most famous park.

Ringed Blue Cranes offer new insights

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