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Flying With Bats

There’s a swamp in central Zambia at the confluence of the Musola and Kasanka Rivers which each year hosts the biggest aggregation of mammals in Africa. Nobody knows why 11 million Straw-coloured Fruit bats fly from all over central Africa every November to roost in just a handful of trees in an area measuring only […]

The Wettest Place on Earth

There are lots of places, which claim to be the wettest place on Earth. I’ve been to three of them. The first was a place just south of Townsville in Northern Queensland called Tully. It rained once in the 6 weeks I was there but it was heavy enough to flood the streets…impressive but not […]