Posts Tagged 'Africa'

The Speke’s Gazelle [video]

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500 Elephants Are Being Moved To A New Home

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BuzzFeed reports –

The African elephants are being tranquilized by dart from helicopters at Liwonde National Park, which is home to 800 threatened elephants — Malawi’s largest population of the animals. The tranquilized elephants are then loaded by crane onto trucks before being hauled 185 miles away to to Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve, according to organizers of the $1.6 million project.

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360° Tour – Devil’s Pool At Victoria Falls [video]

Injured Wild Elephants Will Seek Help From Humans

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TheDodo.com reported –

Last month, a wild elephant and two of his friends were attacked by poachers. Wounded by poisoned arrows, they trudged across the African landscape to the one place that could help them: the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (DSWT). Though the wild elephant had never been a resident at DSWT, he knew elephants who had. He had mated with two former orphans who were raised at DSWT’s Ithumba Reintegration Centre, who now lead their own wild herd. In 2011, he fathered babies with them, whom DSWT named Mwende and Yetu. And DSWT is certain he knew this group of humans meant help. “We are sure that Mwende’s father knew that if they returned to the stockades they would get the help and treatment they needed because this continuously happens with the injured bulls in the north; they all come to Ithumba when in need, understanding that there they can be helped,” DWST wrote.

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Amazing Drone Footage of Nubian Pyramids [video]

Ugandan Grasshopper Harvest Threatened By Power Supply Issues

According to Yahoo –

Stripped of their wings and fried with onions, grasshoppers are a delicacy in Uganda’s central region — gobbled up by the handful and washed down with beer in bars around Kampala. This time of year should be peak season for the insect catchers but Turyamugumya — who uses bright lights to attract the flying insects before disorientating them with smoke and trapping them in disused oil drums — says that business is tough.

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Wild Baboons Raise Wild Dogs As Pets [video]


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