South Africa is a biodiversity-rich country that sits at the tip of the African continent. This is where the icy, cold Atlantic Ocean meets the warm, tropical Indian Ocean. It’s an area of land covered in a diversity of animal and plant species and a must-visit destination for any traveller. Approximately 300 mammals and 900 bird species are found in South Africa alone. South Africa is bursting with wonderful wildlife! When visiting South Africa, look out for these unique and interesting animals: Baboon Driving along the open roads in SouthAfrica, especially between cities and towns, you are likely toencounter a troop of baboons. The Cape baboons are an example of adominant troop that many tourists, and locals, encounter when in CapeTown. These baboons are one of the largest monkey species. Theyprefer eating fruit and insects and sit by the roadside hoping fortourists to throw them an easy meal. Baboons are extremely crafty,very intelligent and most adaptable as well, part of the reason theyare considered by the natives to be pests. Please only take photosof wild animals, do not feed them as it onlyencourages aggression. Cheetah Everybody knows how fast a cheetah is, but do you know how many spots it […]
Katerina Plotnikova Photography has posted some amazing animal images that claim to not be photo shopped. We c=kind of hope they are, children with bears seem a little risky! In any case the pictures are stunning and truly beautiful. We have no doubt animals and people can live in harmony, sometimes you can just see it as if it’s real.
In a world where it is known that eating the meat and flesh of an animal is not healthy. Why would we still eat meat? It’s an interesting physiological study. As natural selection comes into play, all species do what is best to survive without even knowing it. Yet humans with the knowledge to survive better choose to do things that hinder their ability to survive by consuming poisons and causing self inflicted stress. The only logical conclusion to this behavior is ego, the need to feel all mighty and in some cases invincible. The study of why people do drugs knowing it will hurt them is often chalked up as a way to escape or test their need to survive. We also see this often with extreme sports and wild tasks to tests one’s strength and survival ability. These risks that have become a common part of modern day society have no relevance in better survival and only effect the person doing the act. Some might say they did this extreme act to inspire people to do more. This would only perpetuate more people doing things that would risk their survival. Really this is just a excuse to not have to forwardly […]
A New York based artist just release his latest work that includes Disney characters in real life scenarios. The animal ones really resonated here at ALOP. Just amazing and surprisingly real feeling in our hearts. We only hope this will help people get the perspective they need to stop game hunting and treating animals in such a horrible way. Abusing animals does not make you stronger it only shows your weakness.
If you love animals there is almost no doubt you can feel their spiritual animal connection with people. You can say all you want about cats shedding or meowing but if you have shared a home with one and are in touch with your spiritual side you probably felt something very special. I have had the chance to have a cat I grew up with Cali give birth to it’s babies in my bed (while I was sleeping) I remember thinking how gross when I woke up but then all I can think about was how calm and happy the mother was and how excited the babies where to come to life. I later found out Cats like to have birth where they feel most comfortable. I was flatter to hear this and have been a die hard animal lover ever since. The book Sensitive Soul Series Book #1: Cat Soul talks about just that, the spiritual healing of animals and especially cats. How they have so much compassion and help with grief. The sensitivity of their soul, inspiration, and relationships. I especially like what Ingrid wrote. She is a prominent author/blogger in the cat niche: “Cat Soul is a […]