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Questions on Running & Wildlife in South America

Posted by on Nov 21, 2013 in Big Toe Blog, Questions | 0 comments

We visited a marvellous Devon primary school, Landscore, who we have been sharing stories with ever since we sailed from the UK to work in international conservation in 2008. We were really excited to meet up with their Headmaster Mr Read again, as well as all the teachers and school children. The children asked us loads of fab, juicy, questions. We love asking questions and so are delighted that more have arrived! Check out our answers below…………… From Mrs Houston’s Class (Year 2) Q.1.How many schools did you go to in South America? (Archie) We had a...

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Why did we Choose to Run South America?

Posted by on Nov 20, 2013 in Big Toe Blog, Big Toe Noticeboard, Birds, Mammals, Waddle on the Wildside, Wildlife Moment Of The Week, YouTube Channel | 0 comments

We chose to run South America because we thought we might only be able to run such a very long way, 6504 miles, once in our lives. And in that case, it would have to be the most wildlife and plant rich place in the world. With the largest tropical rainforest, the biggest river, longest mountain chain, most bird, monkey and amphibian species and so much more… it was very clear, South America it had to be! We got to know some amazing wildlife and wildlands along the way, including snakes, giant anteaters and guanacos. So why not check out this video and meet them! Then put on your...

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COME & JOIN US TO CELEBRATE RUNNING SOUTH AMERICA!

Posted by on Oct 11, 2013 in Big Toe Blog, Running, The Run Up | 0 comments

Come and JOIN us in London on Saturday 26th October to celebrate RUNNING SOUTH AMERICA!!!  

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Q. How do you connect whilst in remote parts of South America?

Posted by on Oct 10, 2013 in Big Toe Blog, YouTube Channel | 0 comments

People often ask us how we stay connected on the 5000mileproject.org whilst running through remote parts of South America for its wildlife an wild places. Here we explain one way, our Iridium satellite phone, with a surprising twist half way through!! More recently in more populated areas we make use of skype, for better line and better economy! We report our GPS position via the phone to our online IPADIO maps. To learn how GPS works and amaze your friends and family, why not download our easy-to-use worksheet...

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FILM Adaptions- Different Beaks for Different Diets

Posted by on Oct 3, 2013 in Big Toe Blog, Birdlife International, Birds, Waddle on the Wildside, YouTube Channel | 0 comments

FILM Adaptions- Different Beaks for Different Diets

On the 1st October we were in Guasipati, Venezuela, with Jose Maria Emazabel School and over 80 children and their teachers… fantastic to be chatting about the amazing wild places in this country, including these wonderful birds.. check out this video- 5 incredible beaks on 5 incredible birds!!! Each beak is Unique!  

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Q. What is the craziest animal you have ever seen?

Posted by on Sep 15, 2013 in Big Toe Blog, Mammals, Questions, Wildlife Moment Of The Week | 0 comments

Thanks Master Elithorn from Farnham for that question! Well, it´s good timing too, because we were running through Brazil the other day and what we saw blew our minds!!! A Giant Anteater! They live in all sorts of habitats but  in many places they are not doing well at the moment. It is easiest to find them in savanna which is a habitat that has long grasses and some gnarly trees. They are such a crazy creature, check out his nose!!  Why not watch the video . . .then we have a question for YOU! Can you think what he normally eats (HINT: often the common name of an animal givs away lots of...

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