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Sacred Ibis

The Sacred Ibis – An Unfortunate Honour

For centuries, the sacred ibis was a venerated bird in Ancient Egypt. Millions of ibises were sacrificed as offerings to the Egyptian god Thoth. These birds were also revered by the ancient Greeks and Romans. And centuries later, they were...

Egyptian Goose

The Egyptian Goose (Alopochen aegyptiacus)

The handsome Egyptian Goose, also sometimes called the Nile Goose, is native to Africa, south of the Sahara Desert. It can be found throughout the continent in all places except dense forests and deserts. It is believed to have originated in the...