Style No. 92: Nature Show

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The species is known to consume these stimulating berries like their life depended on it.

The species is known to consume these stimulating berries like their life depended on it.

These two are a spectacular pair. Rare to see orange ones in the wild, and two males at that. Friendly aren’t they. Brothers perhaps. Marvellous song. The shrill whistle that is their trademark. Only a few billion of these left in the wild now.

Oh how incredible — a Shawl-Crested Hideygran! Many safari-goers dream of seeing one, but chances remain low even here with this nervous species. When you consider the crowd of nature-lovers gathering in the distance, it’s a miracle she’s here at all.

And I’m not sure if you can see it, but behind them through the trees stands one of the more common animals found in this vast wilderness — the Know-Eyed Strangeman. Certain biologists have raised concerns about their growing numbers, and there has been recent talk in government circles about a cull. Better snap your photos while he’s looking the other way before this one’s dispatched by animal control.

 

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