Why do Lions Have Manes? (Do Dark Manes Mean More Sex?)

lion mane close up

In our travels throughout South Africa, we’ve always treasured our memories of viewing lions in the wild. When observing lions up close, we’ve wondered “why do the males have manes?” And why is there so much variation in the color of manes? Are the dark ones sexier? Research is showing that the main role of … Read more

Is it Safe to go on Safari with Africa’s Top Predators and Most Dangerous Animals?

With our biology backgrounds, extensive research, and five trips to South Africa and Botswana, my husband and I have learned how to enjoy and stay safe with top predators.   If you plan well, learn the safety rules, and obey them, you can have a safe safari.  The safest way to view Africa’s predators is from … Read more