What to do in Ubud

Bali’s spiritual heartland is filled with ancient temples, rice paddies and jungle. Expect yoga overlooking verdant terraces, uber-local eats and traditional dancing.

Kenya: Tracking the Prince of Darkness

The harsh cough of a leopard echoes up the valley. I pause to listen, with my coffee cup halfway to my lips. The aroma of the beans mixes with the damp scent of the African jungle and, in my sleep-befuddled state, I’m struck by the distinct impression that the cat is mocking me
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See a giant Amazon spider prey on opossum in video first

February 28, 2019 - This is the first video documentation of a large mygalomorph spider preying on an opossum. While surveying in northern Peru, a team of scientists from University of Michigan found a tarantula dragging a young opossum along the ground. The team was studying interactions between arthropods and small vertebrates in a lowland Amazon rainforest. The study found that arthropod predations accounted for a surprising amount of mortality amongst Amazonian vertebrates. Amazonian spiders tend to rely on modified jaws, massive fangs, and venom to capture vertebrates.

Peru: Welcome to the jungle

Deep in the heart of the Peruvian Amazon, among the buttress-rooted trees and jaguar footprints, the Manu UNESCO Biosphere Reserve rewards intrepid explorers with the journey of a lifetime

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