Safari Love Live!

For those who read my Blog a bit you’ll know my obsession with the Nat Geo’s Wild Safari Live and how much I love it (you can also find the drives on Ustream WildEarth Safari). Usually what I’ll do is make a post about new baby animals or just introduce or update on the more well known animals. Some of the animals even have their own Facebook page! (Will post links at the bottom).

Today I just want to explain a little bit about why I love this live web feed/stream so much.

The drive is kind of my form of mediation these days, even when the predators are on a hunt (which if they get a kill I can never watch). It brings me back to reality, animals, especially wild animals live in the moment. They are living minute to minute. Things can change so rapidly overnight for them.

It’s made me love animals that you would think would be unlovable. I for one am now am a big fan of Hyenas and Warthogs. You really do get to see these animals, live and wild, the strongest bonds of family. Mama warthogs are extremely protective of their little piglets and the little piglets are just a joy to watch. They bound around so much and are full of energy.

The people, the guides and the chatters (I’m mainly in the Social Stream). The guides are so friendly and they keep it so real. Even when something unpleasant has happened, they are there to remind us about the harshness of the wild, but also the love and how resilient the wild is.

So what do I do when the safari drives are off? Which is a good question, the safari drives are only on for three hours two times a day. Never fear! You can always go to the Djuma Cam and Pete’s Pond while you wait for the drives. I like to have them on the in the morning when I’m first getting up, it’s very therapeutic. You can just chat with the other viewers, there’s usually someone around as the cam’s and the drives have viewers from everyone all over the globe.

Birmingham Male Lions (Facebook)

Nkuhuama Lionesses (Facebook)

Junior of the Nkuhuma Pride (Facebook) … Junior is “unique” he’s the offspring of the Matimba Males, who were overthrown by the Birmingham Boys. However, the Lionesses of the Nkuhuama were able to help support him grow into a much larger male. We’re not sure where Junior is now because the BBoys are dominate and he would have been chased off. He’s special because he was with the NK Lionesses for such long time, much longer than usual.

Mvula Leopard (Facebook)

Shadow Leopard (Facebook)

Matimba Male Lions (Facebook)

Live Web Feeds

As many of you probably know I am a big fan of Wild Earths/Ustream web feed of Wild Earth Safari Live…Pretty much I think sometimes I borderline on the obsession. Anyways because people are aware I watch these I’ve started to realise that there are so many other feeds through Ustream that I watch and I very rarely mention these other ones.

Sea Eagles – Australia

Currently this Ustream channel is filmed in Sydney Australia and it follows two parent Sea Eagles raising their young. This particular hatching season, they have managed to, so far,  successfully hatch two baby chicklets and know you can just watch them feed and eventually start to learn to fly.

Owl Channel – America

Here you can watch wild Barn Owls (Tyto alba) in live 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. They roost and nest in an owl box we call the Hideout. We have a camera inside the Hideout as well as cameras outside to see them come and go.

Explore – Brook Falls

Watching exclusive live footage from Alaska’s Brooks River in Katmai National Park. Every year over a hundred Brown Bears descend on a mile long stretch of Brooks River to feast on the largest Sockeye Salmon run in the world.
ALSO though through this particular Ustream feed, you are also able to view other cameras through the website explore.org/ . You can look up feeds on Puffins, Panda and Walruses…Just to name a few!

 

Little Gunga <3

Today I was a little shocked to come onto the Ostrich Egg cam live and to see that there was no more little Gunga! Luckily after about a minute of investigation I could stop panicking because little Gunga had not passed away suddenly. Which was so relieving to me, because Gunga was so fiesty!

What had happened was Daddy Dash and kind Rancher Joel decided to break the other egg shells and were sad to discover that the other eggs had not developed properly. So they were not going to grow any further. So what they have decided to do was to take Gunga out and let him/her run free with a kind Rancher Joel other baby Ostriches. Baby ostriches thrive much better when they have other ostriches to run around with.

Of course this all happened while I was asleep.

SO at the moment it’s just some last chatting before the chat comes off and probably waiting a whole another year for the next lot =D

 

It’s nearly time!

This weekend you should all be watching this web Ustream TV live feed…THIS WEEKEND!

Ostrich Egg – Cam Live!

https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Real-PIP-Ostrich-Page/498324633586792?fref=ts

If you are long time reader of mine you will know a couple of years ago I fell in love with little Pip. The baby Ostrich that was hatched and raised by the Dash family for a little before she tragically passed away. Baby birds, or birds in general are extremely sensitive and so the littlest thing can easily kill them.

Please join me on the 25th of this month and we can witness this awesome moment together, I guarantee you will not be disappointed! Please read my previous posts about the other viewings.

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https://lolsyslibrary.wordpress.com/2014/07/13/they-are-nearly-here/

Wild Earth Safari – Rehash!

So because of the weather changes the Wild Earth Safari drive live web-feed has know changed times…again! The easiest way to explain it is the Sunrise drives are now 30 minutes (half an hour) later and the evening/sunset drive is now an hour early.

I expect to see you all there! Wild Safari Live – Nat Geo or Wild Safari Live – UStream

Taken from the Facebook page of “Pondies/Djunkies Art

“As of Thursday, April 9, 2015, the sunset SafariLIVE will begin at 6:30am and end at 9:30am (UTC/GMT+2). The sunset drive will move to 3:00pm and end at 6:00pm.

These changes will ensure that the drives start early enough, with sunrise being later in our winter months, and the earlier sunsets.

Viewers will now see the sunrise drive a half hour later and the sunset drive an hour earlier than previously scheduled. This means that if you live in the Pacific Time Zone, the AM safari begins at 9:30pm on Wednesday, April 8, in the Central Time Zone at 11:30pm and in the Atlantic Time Zone at 00:30am on Thursday, April 9″.

 

Happy Days!

Completely forgetting about Daylight savings, meant that my usual shows and others things are now on different times to what I am used to…This means that my Safari times have changed!…For the better! I can now watch all of the morning safaris (except the days that I’m working) but the great news is now I can watch the evening safari’s too! Even in this gloomy weather I feel so happy…

Please watch the Safari’s at Wildearth – Safari’s or catch it with Nat Geo Wild Nat Geo – Wild Safari Live

All drives will be shown on Ustream with the exception of the Sunset drives (9 AM- noon ET) during Big Cat Week (Nov 29th – Dec 7th). During this time the internet feed can be watched on either wildearth.tv/cam/wildearth-safaris or wildsafarilive.com

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Pete’s Pond

For all those who read this blog, know that I have become a huge fan of live web cams feeds. Mainly ones of the animal varieties. Safari drives, African ponds. One that I have not been able to watch recently is called “Pete’s Pond”. The camera for this one came down, I think before the end of last year, and it is finally back! Ironically now Djuma Water-cam is down now.

Check it out now!

I promise that you will not be disappointed! Generally for us “Pondies” we watch Pete’s Pond before we watch the Safari’s and came back to, to chat afterwards.

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This is why I love Wild Earth Safari Drive!

I know that I constantly go on about these drives, but it such an amazing opportunity! So I thought that I would start sharing some screens shots of why I love these drives…Get on it! Amazing way to wake up in the morning!

#SafariLive

Wild Earth TV

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Wild Safari Live

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WildLife Safari…One Week to go!

I am so sad today! It is one week to go until Nat Geo and the UStream Channels finish with their WildLife Safari for the year (in fact I am watching it right this second…Go Watch it…Right now! Wild Safari Live! )

Check out some of their Facebook pages here: Wild Safari Live TV

DJuma Game Reserve

I am highly encouraging all of you to take total advantage of this extremely unique opportunity while you can! I promise you, you wont be disappointed!

LIVE DAILY 9AM–NOON ET AND 11PM–2AM ET.

Wild Earth Safari

Since the beginning of October I have been watching a web cab feed called “Wild Earth Safari” and in Australia they run from 2:30pm-5:30pm and 12:30am to 3:30am. The web cam feed runs until January the 31st (although I, and many others, have asked, if there is any possibility of them running longer than that).

These feeds are taken from the game reserves of Djuma Game Reserve and Arathusa Safari Lodge in the Sabi Sand Wildtuin. You can all sorts of animal Lions, Leopards, Hippos, Ellies and Impala…Oh My!

They have experienced rangers and guides that drive around and along the way for the couple of hours they are with you. They will inform, and educate on a wide range of the flora and fauna of the animals and plants within their game reserves. They are incredibly good teachers and even when you see the true side of nature and the wild. They remind of you of “This is nature”.

I suggest you go and have a look at Wild Earth Safari and I’ll see you on the drive!