Monthly Archives: June 2012

Cheetah

In the pantheon of ‘big cats’, the cheetah is special.   Recent research suggests that it evolved in Africa during the miocene period ( 7.5 – 26 million years ago) before migrating to Asia,  with the common ancestor of all the … Continue reading

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Orana Park visit

We continue our visit to the Wildlife Park focusing on the tiger enclosure.    By clicking on Panthera tigris you can learn more about the endangered subspecies.   One of these is the ‘Bengal tiger’, which lives mainly in India and … Continue reading

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Our ‘Wildlife’ Jewel

Just the other day, on a beautiful winter’s morning, I made a visit with my young grand daughter to Orana Park, fulfilling a promise made when we visited her in the United States. The idea for a Zoo in Christchurch … Continue reading

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Ancient Ephesus

Looking out the window the following morning, we noticed a cruise liner had moored in the harbour and were advised to delay our trip to Ephesus until later in the morning.   Deciding to visit a nearby carpet factory, we watched … Continue reading

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