Wild Life Quiz: World’s Strongest Animal?

Compared by body weight, what is the world’s strongest animal?

Is it

  • The elephant?
  • The rhino?
  • The lion?
  • The gorilla?
  • The grizzly bear?
  • The Tasmanian devil? or
  • Some other animal?

Get ready for a shock. I saw the world’s strongest animal (compared by body weight) in a game park near Port Elizabeth, South Africa, a few weeks ago. I even took a picture.

Turn to page 2 for the answer and my picture.


Buffalo Herd Up Close and Personal – Addo – Port Elizabeth – South Africa – 4 October 2021

A real stroke of luck to get so close. Note the young buffalo

Free at Last – Spontaneous Piano Meditation

John Bartels

Playing and recording the music as it automatically emerges for the first time with no score, while meditating.

Buffalo Road Block in Marakela, South Africa


Our friends had to stop and turn round. There are some road blocks you do not mess with!

Thank you to R&L for the photo

Barbecue Heist in South Africa – main suspect at large – Post updated

Six pictures. Please scroll down. Thanks to R&L for the photos

Friends of ours are camping at Marakela in the Waterberg. They put some smoked ribs on the fire, and looked forward to a delicious meal – or so they hoped.

The smoked ribs

The smell of the barbecue enticed an ostrich to come and check things out. The ostrich came so close it had to be “shooed” away. Our friends then made their big mistake. They turned their backs on the barbecue. When they looked again the smoked ribs were gone! Below is a picture of the main suspect. The ostrich may have got away with the dinner but Africa gave our friends a glorious sunset in return. Please scroll down.

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The main suspect


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Look who was back the next day checking the barbeque! The main suspect is now “an ostrich of interest” with whom the Barbeque Protection Unit would like to have a chat.

The brazen ostrich

But where is the ostrich. He/she is on the run? Below is a mug shot. If you see the fugitive please alert the BPU.

MUG SHOT of Main suspect – Note the wary look in the eye.

News Flash! See picture below. The Main suspect is back – again!


Golden Wildebeest – Exotic and Beautiful

South African treasure. Enjoy these pictures of golden wildebeest, taken in the Pongola Game Reserve in Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa. right now. What beautiful animals.

There are 5 pictures. Please scroll down.

Thanks to T&D for the pictures.

Kruger National Park August 2021

Good friends are visiting Kruger this week. They have seen plenty of game including a leopard. They are having a great time. Here are some of the pictures they have WhatsApped to me. Enjoy!

Six pictures, starting with a picture they took of two baboons in a tree!

Scroll down please.

Decisions! Decisions! Decisions!
Snooze time! Its been 35 degrees!
Mother never sleeps.
I am ok. All of you drink first!
Take your time. I don’t mind waiting!
Armed and dangerous (ask any baboon).

PS The Baboons were not in a tree above the lions! If they were, that is what they would be thinking!