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Stone tool found in East London

Warren Summers noticed an unusual looking stone object at his residence in Dorchester Heights. A closer inspection revealed one side to be ridged and the other almost flat. His instinct was right that it did not look natural and he … Continue reading

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Aardwolf record for the East London Museum

On Tuesday 14 January 2020 a farmer in the Haga-Haga area contacted museum scientist Kevin Cole to report an aardwolf which had passed on due to injuries from domestic dogs. The specimen was collected yesterday and will be curated in … Continue reading

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Qinira Estuary dune forest destruction – a photo collage of the damage to trees, mostly protected coastal red milkwoods

Yesterday museum scientist Kevin Cole met with officials from the Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries and the Buffalo City Municipal Metro (BCMM) to discuss the action to be taken on the matter of the gross negligence on the part … Continue reading

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Sad to note the wanton destruction of a pristine dune forest, Qinira Estuary (Bonza Bay, East London)

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Age old fossils found along the East London Coast

Eastern Cape Parks and Tourism Agency Ranger James Mbodomo points to a fossil discovered recently by the museum along the coast in a section of the East London Coast Nature Reserves (illustrated below). Close by another two smaller fossils were … Continue reading

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A dead aardvark found in East London suburbia!

The museum was alerted to a dead aardvark earlier this morning lying on the side of a busy road in Southernwood, East London. The carcass looked fresh with only the tip of the tongue cut off. Museum scientist Kevin Cole … Continue reading

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Female Cape Fur Seal sighting at the Nahoon River, East London

On Wednesday (20 November 2019) a furry visitor hauled out at the Nahoon River for a bit of down time along the sandy banks. This adult female Cape Fur Seal is an endemic species along the South African coast and … Continue reading

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