Did you know that the so-called “The Big Five” feature on South African banknotes? The white rhino is printed on the 10 Rand, the elephant on the 20 Rand, the lion on the 50 Rand, the Cape Buffalo on the 100 Rand and the leopard appears on the 200 Rand note. On the back of every note the major South African industries are portrayed. The 100 Rand note features Table Mountain and a group of zebras to symbolize tourism.
The phrase “Big Five” was coined by European hunters in the 19th century and refers to the five most difficult animals in Africa to hunt on foot. The term is still used in most tourist and wildlife guides that discuss African wildlife safaris. The members of the Big Five were chosen for the difficulty in hunting them and the danger involved.
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"Experience these majestic sites during moments of solitude in 360 video," is how The New York Times introduced readers to its interactive feature titled The New Seven Wonders of the World', which was compiled by Veda Shastri, Guglielmo Mattioli and Kaitlyn Mullin.
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Zurich, Switzerland: A new global campaign to discover, choose and vote for the 7 Symbols of Peace launches on World Peace Day, 21 September 2017. The campaign is from the New7Wonders Foundation, the organisation that has successfully pioneered the first-ever worldwide elections to choose the New 7 Wonders, which have…
The universal calendar has a new observance day: 7 Wonders Day. On 7 July from now on, the world will celebrate the event that honours the 21 iconic wonders chosen by hundreds of millions of votes in three global campaigns: the New7Wonders of the World, the New7Wonders of Nature…
To commemorate 7Wonders Day, Alessandra Fasino has created a poster collection representing the entire list of Wonders that combines vibrant typography with a rainbow of colours. Each poster is a microcosm of each Wonder and they all express the character of the places and the people being celebrated on 7Wonders…
Zurich, Switzerland: On 7 July this year, and every year from now on, the world will celebrate 7 Wonders Day. The event honours the 21 iconic wonders chosen by hundreds of millions of votes following three historic global campaigns: the New7Wonders of the World, the New7Wonders of Nature and…
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