An indispensable compact wildlife guide for outdoor enthusiasts.

Over 480 Common and less common Birds, over 110 Mammals, Marine Life, Reptiles, Insects, Flora, etc

Wild & Wonderful safari information to satisfy a curious mind!

Antelope horn shapes, spoor and ordure identification,

Southern galaxy, scientific names, bird sizes, mammal height, weight, longevity, social structures, and other features

Diminutives, genders, over 500 Collective Nouns, did you know titbits, country national & heritage sites, species translations, Southern African slang,

and many more wildlife wonders

Presenting a Wealth of Information to ponder until they become as clear as a Scourge of Mosquitoes or an Obstinacy of Buffalo.

Have you ever wondered what to call a large number of creatures congregated together?  When last did you see a Murder of Crows or a Flamboyance of Flamingoes?  Have you bumped into a Nest of Snakes or a Whisper of Moths recently?

It’s never good to try to outrun a Coalition of Cheetah, and make every attempt to avoid Bloats of Hippopotami and Prides of Lions.  An Implausibility of Wildebeest, a Leap of Leopard, and a Bavin of Firewood – I present you as a Trove of Treasures to reflect upon.

When next you see a Tower of Giraffe, a Business of Flies, a Pride of Ostriches, or a Cluster of Rhebok call them exactly that!

Did you know collective nouns used for only certain kinds of species were born out of snobbery in the 15th century?  Noblemen wanted to differentiate their catch of the day from that which the peasants caught!  Collective nouns which are used for only certain kinds of species originates from this Middle Age hunting tradition.

The hunters eventually voyaged to Africa, hunted our big beasts and gave them collective nouns.  Sadly, their sites were set on only a few of Africa’s precious creatures, the rest run about in herds and other forms of groups, collectively ‘nameless’ in their beauty.

There is no ruling body or language administrative rule that decides which collective nouns will be official.

The decision is up to a vast number of users!

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An indispensable compact wildlife guide for outdoor enthusiasts.

Over 480 Common and less common Birds, Over 110 Mammals, Marine Life, Reptiles, Insects, Flora, etc

Wild & Wonderful safari information to satisfy a curious mind!

Antelope horn shapes, spoor and ordure identification,

Southern Galaxy, scientific names, bird sizes, mammal height, weight, longevity, social structures, and other features

Diminutives, genders, over 500 collective nouns, did you know titbits, country national & heritage sites, species translations, Southern African slang,

and many more wildlife wonders

ABOUT THIS BOOK

Presenting a Wealth of Information to ponder until they become as clear as a Scourge of Mosquitoes or an Obstinacy of Buffalo.

Have you ever wondered what to call a large number of creatures congregated together?  When last did you see a Murder of Crows or a Flamboyance of Flamingoes?  Have you bumped into a Nest of Snakes or a Whisper of Moths recently?

It’s never good to try to outrun a Coalition of Cheetah, and make every attempt to avoid Bloats of Hippopotami and Prides of Lions.  An Implausibility of Wildebeest, a Leap of Leopard, and a Bavin of Firewood – I present you as a Trove of Treasures to reflect upon.

When next you see a Tower of Giraffe, a Business of Flies, an Obstinacy of Buffalo, or a Cluster of Rhebok call them exactly that!

HISTORY

Did you know collective nouns used for only certain kinds of species were born out of snobbery in the 15th century?  Noblemen wanted to differentiate their catch of the day from that which the peasants caught!  Collective nouns which are used for only certain kinds of species originates from this Middle Age hunting tradition.

The hunters eventually voyaged to Africa, hunted our big beasts and gave them collective nouns.  Sadly, their sites were set on only a few of Africa’s precious creatures, the rest run about in herds and other forms of groups, collectively ‘nameless’ in their beauty.

There is no ruling body or language administrative rule that decides which collective nouns will be official.

The decision is up to a vast number of users!

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