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Lions in Tanzania [5184 x 3456] [OC]

Lions in Tanzania [5184 x 3456] [OC]

The Eastern Black-and-white Colobus is native to much of west central and east Africa, including Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Chad. Photo Credit: ZSL London Zoo

The Eastern Black-and-white Colobus is native to much of west central and east Africa, including Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Chad. Photo Credit: ZSL London Zoo

The Shoebill is native to East-Central Africa: southern Sudan, Uganda, Tanzania, and Zambia. Shoebills are also nonmigratory, tho they may roam in foraging.  They live near water: wetlands, freshwater swamps, dense marshes where papyrus, reeds, and/or grasses are plentiful.

The Shoebill is native to East-Central Africa: southern Sudan, Uganda, Tanzania, and Zambia. Shoebills are also nonmigratory, tho they may roam in foraging. They live near water: wetlands, freshwater swamps, dense marshes where papyrus, reeds, and/or grasses are plentiful.

The sitatunga or marshbuck is a swamp-dwelling antelope found throughout central Africa, centering on the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Cameroon, parts of Southern Sudan, Ghana, Botswana, Zambia, Gabon, Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya.

The sitatunga or marshbuck is a swamp-dwelling antelope found throughout central Africa, centering on the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Cameroon, parts of Southern Sudan, Ghana, Botswana, Zambia, Gabon, Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya.

✯ Lady Ross Turaco. Turaco Birds make up the bird family Musophagidae (literally "banana-eaters"), which includes plantain-eaters and go-away-birds. In southern Africa both turacos and go-away-birds are commonly known as louries. Musophagids often have prominent crests and long tails; the turacos are noted for peculiar and unique pigments giving them their bright green and red feathers.

✯ Lady Ross Turaco. Turaco Birds make up the bird family Musophagidae (literally "banana-eaters"), which includes plantain-eaters and go-away-birds. In southern Africa both turacos and go-away-birds are commonly known as louries. Musophagids often have prominent crests and long tails; the turacos are noted for peculiar and unique pigments giving them their bright green and red feathers.

Staring Giraffes @ Serengeti National Park in #Tanzania. For a #Serengeti travel guide visit www.safaribookings.com/serengeti

Staring Giraffes @ Serengeti National Park in #Tanzania. For a #Serengeti travel guide visit www.safaribookings.com/serengeti

Rungwe, the first elephant born from artificial insemination in France, takes its first steps, on August 6, 2012 at the Beauval zoo, in Saint-Aignan-sur-Cher, central France. The African elephant, named after a volcano in Tanzania, was born on July 20 after a gestation of about 23 months. This is the first small for her mother, N'Dala, 23.    AFP PHOTO/JEAN-FRANCOIS MONIERJEAN-FRANCOIS MONIER/AFP/GettyImages Photo: JEAN-FRANCOIS MONIER / AFP

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Rungwe, the first elephant born from artificial insemination in France, takes its first steps, on August 6, 2012 at the Beauval zoo, in Saint-Aignan-sur-Cher, central France. The African elephant, named after a volcano in Tanzania, was born on July 20 after a gestation of about 23 months. This is the first small for her mother, N'Dala, 23. AFP PHOTO/JEAN-FRANCOIS MONIERJEAN-FRANCOIS MONIER/AFP/GettyImages Photo: JEAN-FRANCOIS MONIER / AFP

"*Sitatunga* - Belfast Zoo, Belfast, Northern Ireland"  [A Sitatunga is a "swamp-dwelling antelope" found throughout Central Africa, centering on the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Cameroon and parts of Southern Sudan as well as in Ghana, Botswana, Zambia, Gabon, Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya. They have water-proof coats which are dark brown in males & reddish brown in females. They are also very good swimmers!]~[Photo courtesy of: Stefka - June 28 2012]'h4d'120924

"*Sitatunga* - Belfast Zoo, Belfast, Northern Ireland" [A Sitatunga is a "swamp-dwelling antelope" found throughout Central Africa, centering on the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Cameroon and parts of Southern Sudan as well as in Ghana, Botswana, Zambia, Gabon, Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya. They have water-proof coats which are dark brown in males & reddish brown in females. They are also very good swimmers!]~[Photo courtesy of: Stefka - June 28 2012]'h4d'120924

How elephants help the land..."The seeds of many plant species are dependent on passing through an elephant's digestive tract before they can germinate. It is calculated that at least a third of tree species in central African forests rely on elephants in this way for distribution of seeds."

How elephants help the land..."The seeds of many plant species are dependent on passing through an elephant's digestive tract before they can germinate. It is calculated that at least a third of tree species in central African forests rely on elephants in this way for distribution of seeds."

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