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Bizzy 2021 Cover Model Winner

Our pets like our children, grow to understand our personalities, and tend to match them in some instances. We allow and encourage them to develop, all the while directing and nurturing them to the best of our parental ability. But, because our pets are not part of our direct gene pool, fate or karma tends to assist us in finding the pet that needs us most. Whether you’re an introvert

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Trail Blazing with Ryan and Thandi

How amazing would it be to wake up on another continent, looking up at a sky speckled with stars that are unfamiliar to you? Stretching and yawning, while drinking your coffee, and amazed at the opportunity to be where you are. It sounds idyllic, doesn’t it? Well, this is the upside of being an ultra-trail runner, there’s always a new adventure waiting. Then the hard work starts!  From here, you

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Fascinating Meerkat Facts

The meerkat, also called a suricate, is a mammal in the mongoose family and is the only member of the mongoose family that doesn’t have a bushy tail. Meerkats live in areas of clumpy grassland and deserts in the southern area of the African continent – including the Namib Desert in Namibia, the Kalahari Desert in Botswana and southwestern Angola, and in South Africa. A family group of meerkats can

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Marnus: Marmite & Mowgli on taking over the world

I’ve been reading quite a few biographies lately, and a few things have become quiteevident. Namely: No great person has ever had it easy. If you want to reach greatness, never measure your success with that of other people. We are all unique in our own right and don’t need to explain our paths, personalities or goals to anyone, not even those who want to criticize them. And probably the

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Fascinating Shark Facts

THE SCIENTIFIC NAME FOR A SHARK IS ELASMOBRANCHII. They form part of the basic fish category group, even if they don’t have a bony skeleton, like many other fish. They are still categorized with other vertebrates in the Phylum Chordata, Subphylum Vertebrata, and Class Elasmobranchii. THIS CLASS (ELASMOBRANCHII) IS MADE UP OF ABOUT 1,000 SPECIES OF SHARKS, SKATES, AND RAYS. Based on fossil scales found, scientists believe that sharks have

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Pet-Friendly Accommodation Yzerfontein

31 on Seaview is a great escape from the hustle and bustle of City life, to revive mind, body and soul for a quick weekend break away (or longer stay) Fully equipped, 31 on Seaview, is a very cosy, self-catering and pet-friendly apartment nestled in the heart of Pearl Bay, Yzerfontein. Conveniently situated a mere 99 km from Cape Town International Airport, the V & A Waterfront and Winelands. 31

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Fascinating Hedgehog Facts

Hedgehogs are small, cute and quite harmless animals. Their order is Erinaceomorpha, this means they are not related to porcupines at all. The name hedgehog came into use around the year 1450, through their preferred foraging habits, derived from the Middle English heyghoge, from heyg, hegge (“hedge”). As they move through the hedges, looking for worms and insects, they make a piggy grunting noise. Hence, hedge-hog. They are also known

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Jade Daniel – Happily Ever After

It’s been four years since we first learned the name, Jade Hubner. Jade made her debut on television during the SABC’s presenter search. The down-to-earth blond, from Cape Town, revealed to us just how multitalented she is, and she continues to blow us away with every passing day! Jade has a résumé that will leave most people wondering what they’ve been doing with their lives. The Top Billing TV host

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Retreat 2 Eden

With the aim of not only taking in the usual waifs, strays and cruelty cases, but also to honour dogs who dedicated the majority of their lives to the service of mankind, an unusual rescue centre, Retreat  2 Eden, was founded on a sprawling 43ha farm in the Southwell area of Port Alfred six years ago. The brainchild of Johann and Lynne Wilhelm, the resultant haven is brim full of

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At the end of last year, we were so impressed with the support Purple Kennel Ambassador, Bruno received during our annual Cover Model Search Competition, that we decided to give him and the organisation a special celebratory cover. Run by Samantha Chatham, the Purple Kennel Project has become one of the biggest kennel drives in the Western Cape. With an ever-increasing support system, we were thrilled to have the opportunity

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Fascinating Aardwolf Facts

The aardwolves belong to the sub-family Hyaeninae and its scientific name is Proteles cristatus. Despite its name, the aardwolf is a member of the hyena

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Francois on family + fame

Balancing the demands of a flourishing music career with the responsibilities of family life is a delicate art that South African pop/rock sensation Francois van

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Fascinating Grasshopper Facts

Grasshoppers and Locust belong to the order Orthoptera, which also includes crickets and katydids. Locusts are actually species of short-horned grasshoppers. Grasshoppers existed long before

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Pets Need a Break too

BY BRIAN BERKMAN Luxury travel writer, brian berkman, searches out the fabulous and often affordable options available to you and your pets. Julie, his rescued

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Pets Need a Break too

BY BRIAN BERKMAN Luxury travel writer, brian berkman, searches out the fabulous and often affordable options available to you and your pets. Julie, his rescued

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Fascinating Orca Facts

The scientific name for killer whales is Orcinus orca. “Orcas” and “killer whales” both refer to the same species of marine mammals. “Orcas” is a

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Fascinating Baboon Facts

Baboons are primates and are native to Africa. They belong to the genus Papio and are known for their distinctive appearance and complex social structures.

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Awe – Inspiring Arnold

A Tale of Resilience and Redemption There is nothing more inspiring than the will-power of an animal. The love they give and the forgiveness they

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