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NASA Helps Track Zebra Migration
2013-08-08 15:43:25

[ Watch The Video: NASA Technology A Powerful Tool For Conservation ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Every year, the September rains drive African zebras on a 360-mile trek to Botswana's Okavango Delta where the accumulating waters release a grazer's paradise of plant life. Using GPS collars and satellite imagery, a team of US and UK researchers is now able to more accurately predict this annual zebra migration, according to their report in the Journal of...

2011-06-27 12:16:15

Elephant population appears stable A recently completed aerial survey of northern Botswana by Elephants Without Borders (EWB), through the support of Botswana's Dept. of Wildlife & National Parks, indicates that wildebeest, giraffes, kudu, lechwe, ostriches, roan and tsessebe antelope and warthog species are significantly challenged. Populations of these species appear to have dropped significantly over the past 15 years, specifically in Ngamiland, which encompasses the Okavango delta....

2009-03-21 22:52:33

A wildlife photographer got footage of a pink elephant calf with a herd of about 80 elephants in Botswana. Experts told the British Broadcasting Corp. the calf is probably an albino and it risks harm to its skin, and possible blindness, from exposure to intense sunlight. Mike Holding saw the calf in the Okavango Delta while filming footage for a BBC program. We only saw it for a couple of minutes as the herd crossed the river, he said. This was a really exciting moment for everyone in camp....

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2009-03-20 12:24:56

A wildlife cameraman captured pictures of a pink baby elephant in Botswana, BBC News reported. The calf was spotted among a herd of about 80 elephants in the Okavango Delta and experts believe it is probably an albino "” an extremely rare phenomenon in African elephants. However, some fear for the calf's chances of long-term survival, as the harsh African sunlight could cause blindness and skin problems for the calf. "We only saw it for a couple of minutes as the herd crossed the river....


Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.