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Interesting facts on Dassies (Procavia carpensis)

Dassies are the Afrikaans and most commonly name used for a small mammal, Procavia carpensis (Latin) in South Africa. Their Latin names means the first guinea-pig (Procavia) belonging to the cape (carpensis). They are known in english as a Rock Hyrax and got that name from the Hebrew word shaphan that means “the hidden one”. READ MORE

Interesting facts about Cuttlefish, Sepia Sp.

Cuttlefish, despite the name, are in fact not fish but molluscs. Together with octopus, squid and nautiluses they belong to the class Cephalopoda (meaning to have the head and foot joined). Cuttlefish have a large head with prominent eyes and two fins running along the side of the mantle (main body). Some species can reach READ MORE

Interesting facts on fish species

There are over 25,000 identified species of fish on the earth, but it is believed that there might still be over 15,000 fish species that have not yet been identified. There are more species of fish then all the species of amphibians (frogs), reptiles, birds and mammals combined.

Interesting facts on seals

The Cape fur Seal pups begin swimming at an early age and the time they spend in the water increases as the pup learns more. By seven months the pup can already swim for two to three days at a time.