¡Córrele Güey!

This post is brought to you by the most dangerous animal in Africa. No, not the lion, the leopard or the crocodile, but the lean and svelte “river horse”.

Here is a picture of one of the portly beasts forcing a park ranger to break Usain Bolt’s record of 9.58 seconds in the 100 m. Admittedly, the addition of rampaging animals would make the Summer Olympics more interesting.

Hippopotamus chasing man

Here’s the story behind the shot:

Shocked gamekeeper runs for his life from three ton hippo


Roof Wanted


Pic h/t: Daily Mail

Kids don’t know their Animals Anymore

Ar at least if we are to believe the following story,
Attenborough alarmed as children are left flummoxed by test on the natural world

This is a caracal (a wildcat found in Africa and Asia),

and I’m guessing (if the story is accurate)that most children don’t know that, to be fair though, most adults probably don’t know that either.

The only reason I know it is because of this book I was given as a child, a book on African wildlife. I spent many hours poring over the pages of this book, so much so that eventually the binding gave out.

I found this bit from the story interesting,

Sir David Attenborough warned that children who lack any understanding of the natural world would not grow into adults who cared about the environment. “The wild world is becoming so remote to children that they miss out,” he said, “and an interest in the natural world doesn’t grow as it should. Nobody is going protect the natural world unless they understand it.”

Not sure how accurate this is since I grew up with perhaps an unhealthy understanding of the natural world and upon entering adulthood didn’t give a rip about the environment (this has since then changed though I don’t intend to start worshiping “Mother Nature” anytime soon). Perhaps they’re not as related as Attenborough seems to think?