Video: Leopard Hunting An Impala Doesn’t Notice The Elephant Coming Up Behind It

A heroic elephant chased off an unlucky leopard while it was stalking an impala dinner. Judy Lehmberg was on a tour through the Kruger National Park, South Africa, on June 7 when she spotted some antelope drinking at a watering hole. Looking peaceful, the antelope were unaware they were being watched by a hungry leopard, […]

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The Story Behind Puck Fair, Ireland’s Oldest Street Festival

Every August, a town in County Kerry spends three days in celebration – of a goat. Gathering visitors from across the country, the town of Killorglin, in County Kerry, is swamped far beyond its everyday population of just over 2,000. Guests at the Puck Fair arrive to welcome their temporary new king – ‘poc’, a […]

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The Story Behind Ni‘ihau: Hawaii’s Forbidden Island

None of Hawaii’s treasured shorelines are quite as untouched as those of Ni‘ihau, known to locals and foreigners as the “Forbidden Island.” Even though it’s so close to modern civilization, in 2018, there are still no roads or running water, and the village runs solely on solar-powered electricity. On Ni‘ihau, islanders speak their traditional dialect […]

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Enchanting Castles in Canada You Can Stay in

You’ll be surprised by the number of knockout castle hotels in Canada. Many of the country’s most enchanting vacation spots are former railway hotels, stretching from Vancouver Island and Banff to Ottawa and Montreal. Now primarily owned by Fairmont, these citadels were constructed in the late 19th century and earned the nickname Castles of the […]

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The German Dress That Flatters Every Body Type

Almost every country in Europe has its own traditional dress: the Dutch have clogs and white hats, Spaniards have red and black flamenco outfits and Bulgarians has elaborately embroidered vests. One national costume, however, stands above all others – as this legendary performance at Eurovision 2014 shows, few garments flatter a woman’s body (and ignite […]

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Playtime At The Elephant Orphanage: Animals Left Motherless By Poachers Are Brought Up By ‘Foster Parents’ In 50-Strong ‘Family

Wide-eyed with enthusiasm, this baby elephant clambers over the weary elder lying on the ground. Just nine months old, he is exploring the world with all the playful curiosity of any excited youngster. And the older elephants in the group patiently allow the younger ones to scramble on to them – showing how gentle these […]

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