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Kermit Yourself to a Trip to Madagascar!

A new species of tree frog has been found in Madagascar by a student from the University of Bristol. The 'boophis ankarafensis' was identified by Samuel Penny during a student trip to the Sahamalaza Peninsula of Madagascar to study amphibians and the noises they make.

The frog is described as green with red speckles across its head and back. Adult males are around 24mm long and females 29mm long.

To see Madagascar's amazingly diverse creatures for yourself, plan your Mighty Fine trip to this magical island today!

 

14. November 2014 by James Walker

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When it Comes to Wildlife, We've Earned our Stripes!

Are you wacky for wildlife? Crazy for critters? Mad for mammals? Then you'll love our free species guide. Discover facts about animal characteristics, habitats and much more before embarking on the African safari of a lifetime. Claim yours simply by enquiring about one of our five, new Africa holidays before the 17th October.

Our exciting, new holidays take you to Congolese rainforests in search of the Lowland Gorilla, to the Okavango Delta in Botswana where an array of water-based creatures reside and to game parks throughout the continent, such as Chobe and Hwange, where you can feast your eyes on the remarkable Big Five game.

 

6. October 2014 by Emma Smith

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A Rise in Rudolph’s Ranks…

A rising sea level, melting icebergs and an ever increasing temperature – these are just some of the effects of climate change that have got the world shook up. There is one good thing to come out of it however, the population of Reindeer have increased in Norway!

These majestic animals are said to be thriving in the warmer climate as the countries crops are growing better and so, it is easier for them to find food.

A study was carried out by a team of scientists from The University of Manchester and The University of Tromsø. The researchers physically counted the herd in the valley of Adventdalen as part of a long term project. The 36 year study found that Svalbard Reindeer have grown from around 600 to an average of 1000 since the early 1980’s – this is a 30% increase!

Looks like Santa will have more help than ever this year! Take a look at our festive breaks and meet some of these amazing creatures.

31. July 2014 by Joanne Wilson

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Seeing Eye to Eye with the Creatures of the Deep

Diver Reinhard Mink got the sight of his life recently as he came face-to-face with a 50ft Sei Whale in the Azores archipelago!

Reaching speeds of up to 40mph, the Sei Whale is one of the fastest on the planet as well as one of the most shy, which makes such up-close sightings quite rare.

While working on a documentary on Sperm Whales, Mink and his team received word that the Sei Whale was nearby and headed in search of it. The enormous creature took an interest in the divers and chose to come up close to them, a real once-in-a-lifetime experience!

Why not book a getaway in the Azores and search for these magnificent animals yourself? The Sei Whale is just one of many iconic whale species found in these waters, meaning you’ve got plenty of opportunities to enjoy your own unforgettable experience!

 

17. January 2014 by Emma Smith

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