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Egg Hunt

Mar 31, 2010
Hey everyone! It's time for another scavenger hunt! Be on the look out for Easter Eggs, find them all and earn a fun prize.

Come Sail Away

Mar 28, 2010

One of the best things about Namibia is how many different kinds of animals you can find here. Cheri and I recently decided that we wanted to go and find some of the animals that live in the ocean on the coast of Namibia. So one day, we went out on a big sailboat to see what we could find. The sailboat captain took us to see the seal colony that is on the coast of Namibia, and we watched the seals as they played in the ocean surf. They are so playful! We saw Cape Fur Seals (Arctocephalus pusillus), which is a very common type of seal in Southern Africa.

Next we saw both Bottlenosed Dolphins (Tursiops truncates), and Heaviside’s Dolphin (Cephalorhynchus heavisidii). They would swim up to and around our boat as we sailed out to sea. It was especially fun to see the dolphins jumping out of the water.

We even saw a Sun Fish (Mola mola), which is a very strange looking fish that comes up to the surface of the ocean. By bobbing on the surface, the Sun Fish uses the sun to burn away some of the parasites that like to live on its skin. It also allows seabird to come and eat these parasites. One thing is for certain, and that is that Sun Fish are a very weird type of fish!

Once we got back on dry land, it was time to say goodbye to the ocean and its amazing creatures. With so much to see, we will hopefully be able to go back sometime soon!

Cheetah Facts Giveaway!

Mar 22, 2010
Are you ready to win some more Sifaka Cash?!

We had so much fun with the Arctic Internet Scavenger Hunt we've decided to do another Internet Scavenger Hunt, this time it's about cheetahs and you only have to find the answers to FIVE questions.

The rules are the same as last time--send your answers to EVERY question in one email to win@sifakaproductions.com. Please don't try to post answers to the comments section here, because they won't get published. The first 10 people to send me the correct answers will win 1500 in Sifaka Cash.

Most of all, HAVE FUN!!

Are you ready? Here are the questions (remember, send answers to win@sifakaproductions.com):

  1. What is the average lifespan of a cheetah?
  2. How fast can a cheetah run?
  3. When cheetahs have cubs, how many do they usually have at one time (in one litter)?
  4. About how many million years ago did cheetahs evolve?
  5. What do cheetahs eat?
That's it! This contest ends when I have 10 emails from all of you with all the correct answers (please only one entry per email address) or by March 29, 2010.

Cheetah Release

Mar 20, 2010

I would like to thank all Sifaka members for helping us with another huge success!
Recently, CCF picked up three cheetahs that were causing problems on a livestock farm nearby. It turned out to be an older female with two cubs that were each about one year old and nearly full-grown. The cubs were in very good health, but their mother had a broken toe and a broken canine tooth. This would have made it very difficult for her to hunt wildlife on her own out in the wild. Visiting veterinarian, Dr. Minty Soni, was assisted by a team of CCF staff to operate on her broken toe. They then took her to the dentist to fix her broken tooth. Can you imagine a cheetah going to the dentist?!

Once she was in very good health again, CCF took the mother cheetah and her cubs to some open land to be released. Once we opened the box they were in, all three ran out of the box and off into the tall grass. It was a very amazing experience to help these three cheetahs have a second chance. We couldn’t have done it without the great support of Sifaka Members like you!

The winners.....!

Mar 16, 2010
The winners of our first Internet Scavenger Hunt are:







We had a lot of entries, but only six got all the answers right! Great Internet sleuthing, guys!

To all of you who entered but didn't win, don't worry, there will be more chances coming soon!

CONGRATULATIONS to our WINNERS!!!! Your accounts will automatically be credited with Sifaka Cash!

Sifaka Cash Giveway Continues!

Mar 15, 2010
Hi again!

Keep those answers rolling in--we've almost got all 10 winners! If you've already entered please check your email because you may have a message waiting from us :)

If you haven't entered yet, please see the post below for giveway rules and guidelines.

Just make sure you answer ALL 10 questions!!

We have FIVE confirmed winners so far, but many of you are VERY close to having all the winning answers, so we're going to give you until tomorrow (Tuesday, March 16th) to get the remaining answers correct. If you haven't yet entered now's your chance to get the entry in!

Good luck!

Win Sifaka Cash!

Mar 7, 2010
**NOTE: Please read the instructions CAREFULLY. Do not post your response to the comments section here. Send it to win@sifakaproductions.com and make sure to answer ALL of the questions in ONE email to win. If you have sent a comment here it has been deleted. Please resend your answers to the email address above. THANKS! ****
Hello Sifaka World friends! As promised, we’re going to continue doing giveaways, and this one is super fun! Below you’ll find a list of 10 questions about the Arctic. It's an Internet scavenger hunt! The answers are somewhere out there on the Internet, so you’ll have to use your best researching skills to find them.

The Rules:

Put ALL the answers in an email to win@sifakaproductions.com and send them in.

****You have to answer every question correctly to win. ****

The first 10 people who send correct answers will win 2000 in Sifaka Cash!

You are only allowed to submit one set of answers. It doesn’t matter how many Sifaka World accounts you have. If you submit more than one the first one will be the only one accepted.

Also make sure to tell us your Sifaka World username so we can announce your username here on the blog and credit your account with all that Sifaka Cash!

Are you ready?

Here are the questions:

1. Name 5 animals, besides polar bears, that live in the Arctic.

2. Polar bears look white, but their fur and skin are really what colors?

3. Which animal swims so well underwater that people used to think it was a
cross between a bird and a fish?

4. What are “growlers?”

5. About how many people live in the Arctic?

6. What is the Aurora Borealis?

7. What is the majority of the Arctic land called?

8. Which Arctic ocean animal has a tusk, looks like it’s smiling, and has only a bumpy ridge where similar animals might have a dorsal fin?

9. Which animal is related to the weasel?

10. Alaskan natives call this animal an Oomingmack. What does oomingmack mean and what’s another name for this animal?


Winners will be announced on March 15th, 2010.

Little Bat

Mar 4, 2010

When Cheri and I got home the other day, there was a small bat sitting in our room. It seemed to be rather exhausted, as if it had used all of his energy trying to find a way to get outside. In fact, when we went to pick the little bat up, it didn’t even try to fly away. We put the little bat in a dark box for a few minutes to hopefully help it calm down, and then we took it outside and let it go. We’re not sure what kind of bat it was, but it was a very beautiful little animal!

Birds All Around!

Mar 2, 2010
Recently, Cheri and I have started going out to look for and watch some of the amazing birds that can be found in Namibia. On our last adventure, we saw a bird that we had never seen before, and managed to take a picture. When we got home we took out our bird book and looked it up. It turns out that we saw a rather rare type of hornbill, the Damara Hornbill (Tockus damarensis). There is another kind of bird that has just come back to the area along with the heavy rains, which is called the Lilac Breasted Roller (Coracias caudata). The coloring is just so beautiful! They have purple chests and the brightest of blue wings. When they fly you see a bright flash of the most brilliant light blue color.

It’s amazing to see how much nature is around you when you start paying attention to all of the different species of birds you can find!