The Arabian Oryx – A Middle-Eastern Gem

This animal roamed the deserts of the middle-east form yonder days, however, the humans encroaching into their territory began hunting this species and the Arabian oryx was on the verge of extinction. Realising this, steps were taken to preserve this animal species.

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Diet patterns

Since the Arabian oryx is an omnivore, therefore, their meal consists mainly of grasses. Also, they may eat vegetation like buds, fruits, tubers and roots. The oryx tends to follow the rains to feast on the new plants that grow afterwards. They are able to manage for weeks without water.

Behaviour

The oryx is an animal that travels in herds. Bachelor males who traverse alone and are highly territorial are extremely rare. The oryx keeps good eye contact with members of the herd and if separated, will make their way back to the previous place the herd called home.

Influence on humans

The Arabian oryx is the national animal of Jordan, Oman, the UAE, Bahrain and Qatar. Most believe that the myth of the unicorn was born from the Arabian oryx that might have lost one horn.

Conservation

Those responsible for prevention of the extinction of this amazing animal are the Phoenix Zoo and Fauna and Flora Preservation Society of London who went ahead with the project with aid from the World Wildlife Fund. Today, even Abu Dhabi resorts such as the well-known Desert Islands Resort & Spa by Anantara organize excursions to observe these animals.

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The best attractions in Accra – What to see and do in Accra

Ghana’s capital city Accra is home to vibrant nightlife, beautiful beaches and awe-inspiring art galleries. Even though geographically it is considered a small city, it offers a large variety of places to visit and lots of things to do.

Oxford Street

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Oxford Street

This is one of Accra’s busiest streets that is home to upscale bars and some of the top restaurants in the city. Shopping fans will be delighted to find stores selling pirated DVDs, football jerseys and even fake Rolex watches! It is also the ideal place to buy handicrafts made by Ghanaian women, the ideal choice for mementoes and souvenirs.
The art scene

If you’re staying at one of the apartments in Accra such as the Kwarleyz Residence Accra and a lover of contemporary art you’ll be amazed by the colourful art that can be found in Accra. Kente cloth, cool masks, metal sculptures and Asafo flags are some of the nifty items that show-off how significant art is in the city.
Labadi Beach

This is the most popular beaches in Accra. Restaurants that line the beach serve cool beer and spicy fried fish. Locals come here to enjoy a quick dip on a hot day and dance to hip music. Swimming on this beach isn’t recommended as the waves tend to get quite rough.

The National Museum

If you want to learn more about Ghana’s history and the slave trade of the Atlantic this is a great place to visit. The museum is made up of 3 sections and offers visitors with a fascinating glimpse of Ghana’s past.

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Top Tourist Attractions in Perth – Fun Discoveries in Western Australia

Providing lots of unforgettable adventures, Perth, the capital of Western Australia has much to offer be it for couples, families or solo travellers. Here are some of the top attractions in and around the city worth visiting.

 

Kings Park and Botanic Garden

Located along the banks of the Swan River, this idyllic 1,000-acre park has an abundance of native plants, local birds and stunning viewpoints. Around a two minute drive from Citadines St Georges Terrace Perth, this park and garden are great places to explore. Don’t miss the Lotterywest Federation Walkway, positioned amidst the treetops!

Local Beaches

There are quite a few picturesque beaches that one can visit and which are easy to reach from CBD apartment hotels. Perth beach hopping excursions should include stops at Cottesloe, City Beach and Mettams Pool, while surfers will love Scarborough and Trigg Point.

Swan River

Running through the city’s metropolitan area, this majestic river is a great area for relaxation and recreation be it fishing, kayak or sailing. The riverside parks are ideal for picnics, while you do get trails for hiking and biking too. To truly enjoy the river head off on a cruise to the Swan Valley wine region.

The Aquarium of Western Australia

Within easy reach of the CBD, this amazing aquarium is one of the largest of its kind in the world. The Aquarium of Western Australia or AQWA features a huge living coral reef exhibit, over 4,000 fish, an underwater tunnel and daily feedings that give you up close views of denizens of the deep!

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