More Shakira wildlife encounters in SA

2012-02-15 22:31
Cape Town - Shakira is worried about the plight of an injured dolphin.

The She Wolf singer is on vacation in South Africa and was left heartbroken when she looked out of her hotel room to see the sea-dwelling mammal beached and wounded.

She wrote on her Twitter page: "View from my hotel room. There's a wounded dolphin stuck on the beach. I hope they can get him back in the ocean soon."

Bitten by a seal

Since arriving in South Africa Shakira has become well acquainted with the animal kingdom, and during one-day trip a friendly baboon decided to sit on her car.

Tweeting in Spanish and English, she wrote: "Here join the Atlantic Ocean and Indian Ocean, the southernmost point of Africa... A baboon on our car! The animal kingdom is revolutionized today! Un babuino en el carro. El mundo animal, revolucionado. (sic)"

However, not all of Shakira's animal encounters have been friendly.

During one outing, she was bitten by a seal as she tried to take the creature's photo.

In a post on her Facebook page, she revealed: "This afternoon I happened to see some sea lions and seals. I thought to myself how cute they were so I decided to get a bit closer than all of the other tourists and went down to a rock trying to pet them doing a baby talk while taking pictures...

"Suddenly, one of them jumped out of the water so fast and impetuously that it got about one foot away from me, looked me in the eye, roared in fury and tried to bite me.

"Everyone there screamed, including me. I was paralyzed by fear and couldn't move, I just kept eye contact with it while my brother "Super Tony" jumped over me and literally saved my life, taking me away from the beast."

Here is the photo from Shakira's hotel room:

(All photos: Shakira's Twitter profile)


  • ivan.coetzee2 - 2012-02-15 23:06

    o really

  • simon.botes - 2012-02-16 01:20

    "During one outing, she was bitten by a seal as she tried to take the creature's photo." Talk about poorly written article. Shakira clearly said: "tried to bite me." The scrapes on her hands where from the rocks as she stated. Come on, report factually. News24 is not broken telephone!

      Nasheetha - 2012-02-16 09:53

      News24 does this often unfortunately. Maybe it's the eagerness to get the news out there

  • brionyl.french - 2012-02-16 05:35

    LOL!!! glad she is having fun in WILD SOUTH AFRICA ha ha ha ha

  • Karlheinz von Bentheim - 2012-02-16 06:24

    Bloody stupid foreigner

      Felix - 2012-02-16 08:40

      Yeah, lets get rid of all these silly tourists enjoying the beauty of our country and bringing in much needed revenue! /sarcasm

      comurray - 2012-02-16 09:19

      I wonder why these overseas visitors all think that animals in South Africa are all house trained/domesticated? Shows there is not much brain there.

  • Brenton007 - 2012-02-16 06:36

    And I bet she is not at the Southern most point in Africa where the two oceans meet,Cape Agulas, she's at Cape Point.

      colleen.figg - 2012-02-16 07:22

      well you can hardly hold it against her that she doesnt know THAT brenton007; many South Africans are confused about the same thing

  • michelle.mostert - 2012-02-16 07:02

    Someone show her a Rhino or two that has been killed.

      braamc - 2012-02-16 07:09

      Per day

  • colleen.figg - 2012-02-16 07:21

    looks like Camps Bay. Perhaps Shakira has a new calling as a wildlife conservationist?

      Merven - 2012-02-16 08:43

      Hopefully she'll get involve with the rhinos, they could do with a international star's support.

      Klipkop - 2012-02-16 11:04

      Thats Boulders Beach in background not Campsbay..just saying..

      Klipkop - 2012-02-16 11:07

      Top penguin pic I mean, bottom one does look like campsbay..

  • ian.klopper - 2012-02-16 08:02

    Send her shark cage diving. Leave to roof open

  • Susan - 2012-02-16 08:43

    Shakira, just shut the hell up...

  • Janette - 2012-02-16 08:58

    Why is everyone so negative, she is here on holiday and just cahtting about her trip, so everyone get over yourself. You proberly do not take the time to go on holiday and enjoy yourself.........sad people

  • Se-a Spencer Ikeremm - 2012-02-16 09:17

    Lol, Shakira's adventures in SA has been the nicest thing to read about on News24 these past coupla days. I been nothing but smiling:) At the end of all this I hope she is having FUN.

  • Thokzane - 2012-02-16 09:28

    Somebody should tell this woman that Tarzan was a ficticious character and if she thinks of becoming Jane here she is definitely puffing the wrong stuff...

  • Nigel - 2012-02-16 09:46

    a day in wild Africa, sounds like she is enjoying the adventure, just don't go to Limpopo you will see more dangerous animals, only these are the ones that prey on the poor.

  • Silvana - 2012-02-16 10:13

    What a load of publicity seeking claptrap. I'm surprised she isn't wearing a pith helmet for her "safari" in Cape Town. Shakira, stick to singing!

  • kosmonooit - 2012-02-16 10:49

    Camps Bay can get pretty wild, esp. when the Tequila starts flowing and the Cape Doctor whips things up!

  • Rebecca - 2012-02-16 11:44

    shockingly written article! You have contradicted yourself, it says she was bitten by a seal but she wasn't get you facts straight!! No wonder the governement wants to coensor the lot of you! you report aboslute rubbish at times.

  • AmosMoledi - 2012-02-16 12:11

    Was she beaten or did the seal attempt to attack her. You journalist can write crap

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