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The Celebes Crested Macaque

Macaca nigra

The Lion-tailed Macaque

Macaca silenus

The Japanese Macaque

Macaca fuscata

Iol Reports

Hosting the first World Cup in the age of Twitter, South Africa has discovered unexpected benefits in the campaign to market the country in record-setting posts by celebrities and fans alike.

Female Baboons Are So Clever!

Female Baboons Find a Secret to Longevity: Close Girlfriends   Apparently, in the animal kingdom, it’s better to be a girl. We have seen that women macaques are superior conversationalists. We learned that lady humpbacks enjoy long-lasting friendships. Now research published in Current Biology shows that baboon ladies with good friends around them may live longer.

The Cockatiel

Nymphicus hollandicus

The Monk Parakeet

Fast Facts about Quaker Parrots    The Quaker Parrot is a small green bird about 12 inches in length with a gray head and chest. However, selective breeding has created "designer" colors such as blue, pallid, pallid blue, yellow, and others.

Red Lory

Eos bornea

The Mute Swan

Cygnus Olor

Fire Ant Antics

Queen & Workers "negotiate" the colony's sex ratio:   Ants have a complex social structure. Case in point: some scientists used to think that worker ants are all females who control the queen (a simple egg-laying machine) and kill their brothers while still larvae.

The Argentine Lake Duck

Argentine Lake Duck: Very Well-Endowed, Can Even Lasso a Female.   The Argentine lake duck may be small, but don’t take pity on it. See, the drake (male duck) of the lowly fowl has the longest penis of any bird species in the world.

What Did The Celeb Visitors Say

World Cup celebrities praise S.Africa on Twitter   By Sibongile Khumalo (AFP) – Jun 29, 2010  

Local Celebs Enjoyed The Fifa Experience Too

Local celebs share their World Cup experience   Jul 11, 2010 11:46 PM | By Gabisile Ndebele

Soccer 2010 Is Over...

World Cup in South Africa concludes as a success, ends with 1-0 Spain victory over the Netherlands   by Filip Bondy

Charlize Returns To Sa For The Soccer Games

Charlize is not just a pretty face     July 11, 2010 By MASOOD BOOMGAARD Academy Award-winning actress Charlize Theron may have been in Hollywood glam mode while attending World Cup matches around the country this week, but on screen the Benoni-born beauty has shown that that she knows how to do gritty, too.

Congratulations Are In Order For Prince Albert Of Monaco!

24 June 2010 The long-single 52-year-old son of actress Grace Kelly and Prince Rainer III has popped the question to his South African girlfriend of more than five years – former Olympic swimmer Charlene Wittstock.

Mansions, Writes Simpiwe Piliso

Jun 27, 2010 12:29 AM | By Simpiwe Piliso   Estate agents are banking on the World Cup to sell luxury homes to international celebrities and wealthy jet-setters, adding to the growing Hollywood A-list members who have already bought homes in SA.

Paris Is Back In Sa

Heiress and socialite Paris Hilton has landed in South Africa (3 June 2010)   The 29-year-old wannabe actress, who left Los Angeles on a private jet on Wednesday, has been keeping her fans updated on Twitter about her journey to the country for the World Cup.

The Sights And Scents

The Garden Route is a ten day vacation ride on a guided tour safari, stopping at lazy beaches, seaside resorts and tiny seaside villages encircled with wild flowers in all the colours of the rainbow.

Let’s Hear It For These Wags!

First the clichés: They have all been trained as beauticians and ‘modelled a little on the side’. They all drive BMW 3 Series convertibles and collect expensive handbags.