Africa

  • Victoria Falls

    Victoria Falls (Mosi-oa-Tunya, “The Smoke that Thunders”) Victoria means “victory”. The symbol of the victory of nature over human capabilities could…

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  • Bactrian camel and dromedary

    Camel (Camelus) Camels have to cope with the extremely difficult living conditions in the desert. They have therefore developed a…

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  • Pygmy hippopotamus – night loner

    The pygmy hippopotamus (Choeropsis liberiensis / Hexaprotodon liberiensis) While the common hippo has been known to Europeans since ancient times,…

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  • Hippopotamus – the river horse

    The hippopotamus, hippo The name hippopotamus comes from the Greek language, where the individual components mean: ‘ιπποπότόμος (hippopotamos, hippos -‘…

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  • African golden cat – leopard’s brother

    African golden cat (Profelis aurata / Caracal aurata) Although among African tribes it became a subject of numerous superstitions, scientists…

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