South African dinosaur skeleton scans build up picture from egg to adult

If you ask children what their favourite dinosaurs are, the answers will undoubtedly include T. rex, Triceratops and maybe Brachiosaurus. Those children answering the question in South Africa may be disappointed to discover that none of these dinosaur fossils are to be found in the country. But South Africa has its own, equally important dinosaurs; the most common and well known of these is Massospondylus, which was first described by scientists back in 1854. This dinosaur was approximately 4-5m long from head to tail, walked on two legs, had a long neck, a small head and ate plants. It lived…

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Condolences pour in for beloved vet who was shot and killed

Condolences are pouring in for beloved vet Dr Corli Van Der Walt (43) who died tragically over the weekend. She was found inside her vehicle at 8am on Saturday, 12 June with multiple gunshot wounds to her upper body. Bromhof Veterinary Clinic in Johannesburg informed clients in a Facebook post about the vet’s untimely demise. “It is with a very heavy heart that I need to write this to inform our clients that our beloved friend and your beloved vet, Dr Corli Van Der Walt, passed away yesterday in tragic circumstances. She was shot and killed in Krugersdorp on her…

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