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Can you identify this washed up sea creature?

Africa Geographic’s science editor Tim Jackson answers your questions about wildlife. Send yours to leni@africageographic.com and you could win one of Struik Nature’s books on African flora and fauna! Question: We were walking along the beach at Jeffreys Bay in the Eastern Cape after a spring tide when we noticed a seagull pecking at something …

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Africa’s Animal Q&A

Africa Geographic’s science editor Tim Jackson answers your questions about wildlife. Send yours to leni@africageographic.com and you could win one of Struik Nature’s books on African flora and fauna! Question: We have observed male nyalas moving in slow motion, carefully lifting one foot and just as carefully setting it down again, as if they were …

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What is the function, if any, of a hornbill’s casque?

Africa Geographic’s science editor Tim Jackson answers your questions about wildlife. Send yours to leni@africageographic.com and you could win one of Struik Nature’s books on African flora and fauna! Question: What is the function, if any, of a hornbill’s casque? Kian Kista, via e-mail Answer: Now that’s a topic of much debate, and there is …

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Africa’s Animal Q&A

Africa Geographic’s science editor Tim Jackson answers your questions about wildlife. Send yours to leni@africageographic.com and you could win a pair of Lynx binoculars! Question: Cuckoos are well known for laying their eggs in the nests of other species and leaving the chicks to be raised by the host birds. But do any cuckoos build …

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Africa’s Animal Q&A

Africa Geographic’s science editor Tim Jackson answers your questions about wildlife. Send yours to leni@africageographic.com and you could win a pair of Lynx binoculars! Question: Is it true that oxpeckers do not land (or forage) on elephants? If so, is it because there are no ticks on elephants? Justin Cohen, Gauteng, South Africa Answer: I’ve never seen an oxpecker …

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How Do You Want to Get Your AG Mag?

How would you like to get and read your copies of Africa Geographic?  Retail or subscription? Print or digital? Desktop, laptop or tablet? In the not-so-distant past, there were two ways South African readers could get the latest issues of their favourite magazine: buying a printed copy at a retail outlet, or through a print …

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Africa’s Animal Q&A

Africa Geographic’s science editor Tim Jackson answers your questions about wildlife. Send yours to leni@africageographic.com and you could win a pair of Lynx binoculars! Q: If an impala, say, dies of natural causes like a disease, will the big cats, especially lions, still regard it as normal prey and eat it? Mike Eagar, via e-mail A: Bottom line, yes! …

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