Dog befriends an abandoned baby giraffe

MOKOPANE, South Africa (AP) — A dog in South Africa has befriended a baby giraffe that was abandoned at birth, rescued and taken to a local orphanage. Jazz the giraffe arrived at The Rhino Orphanage just days after birth. A farmer found him in the wild, weak and dehydrated, and called the center for help. […]

Why the world is running out of sand

By Vince Beiser It may be little more than grains of weathered rock, and can be found in deserts and on beaches around the world, but sand is also the world’s second most consumed natural resource. A South African entrepreneur shot dead in September. Two Indian villagers killed in a gun battle in August. A […]

A 9-Year-Old Climbed El Capitan

Pearl Johnson is now the youngest person to ascend the 3,000-foot rock face Over four days and three nights in mid-September, Pearl Johnson, age 9, climbed the Triple Direct route on El Capitan, earning her the title as the youngest person to ascend the 3,000-foot formation. Pearl climbed with her mother, Janet, and a family […]

Sheilam Nursery – Cactus and Succulent Garden.

Established in 1954 Sheilam Cactus and Succulent Nursery has been owned and operated by the Schwegmann family since 1967. Located near Robertson, 170 km outside Cape Town, South Africa, and boasting approximately 2000 species of plants, the nursery is recognised by authorities as one of the finest collections of specimen plants. Discover plants such as […]