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2013-11-04 23:27:47

AED.com recently donated a Zoll AED Plus to the Foundation for African Medicine and Education (FAME) Health Center in Karatu, Tanzania. Dr. Reed Shnider personally delivered the AED to the Health Center on his trip to Tanzania. Brentwood, TN (PRWEB) November 04, 2013 AED.com, a leading distributor of new and recertified automated external defibrillators, recently donated a Zoll AED Plus to the FAME Health Center in Karatu, Tanzania. FAME, or Foundation for African Medicine and Education,...

2013-09-13 23:19:51

Tanzania and Kenya join Mauritius, Uganda and Swaziland as part of the growing network of African Hotel Link Solutions partners bringing digital-marketing products and services to the accommodation industry. Nairobi, Kenya (PRWEB) September 13, 2013 Hotel Link Solutions, the global experts in digital-marketing products for accommodation providers, has announced its newest partnership in Africa. Oryx Africa Ltd is now the exclusive sales agent of online solutions to local businesses in the...

2013-08-14 23:28:57

Africa Bridge, a non governmental organization, has been awarded a United States Agency for International Development grant to expand its programs for assisting small Tanzanian farmers, who care for orphaned and vulnerable children. Portland, OR (PRWEB) August 14, 2013 Africa Bridge announced that it has received a grant as part of IMARISHA, which means “strengthening” in Swahili, a five-year program funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the President’s...

Study: Conservation Efforts May Encourage Some To Hunt Lions
2013-08-06 07:25:47

University of Colorado Boulder Conventional wisdom holds that East Africa's Maasai pastoralists hunt lions for two distinct reasons: to retaliate against lions that kill livestock or to engage in a cultural rite of passage. But that view reflects mistranslations of Maasai terms and a simplification of their cultural traditions and their relationship with wildlife, a team of researchers led by a University of Colorado Boulder geographer has concluded. Further, some conservation...


Latest Tanzania Reference Libraries

Southern Reedbuck, Redunca arundinum
2012-10-12 11:24:59

The southern reedbuck (Redunca arundinum), also known as the common reedbuck or the rietbok, is a species of antelope that can be found in southern Africa. Its range extends from Tanzania and Gabon to South Africa, including Angola, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Malawi, Namibia, and Zambia, among other areas. It prefers a habitat within grasslands, woodlands, pastures, and valleys. This species uses reeds and other tall vegetation located near water to remain hidden from predators....

Southern Tree Hyrax, Dendrohyrax arboreus
2012-10-01 17:39:50

The southern tree hyrax (Dendrohyrax arboreus), also known as the southern tree dassie, eastern tree hyrax, or eastern tree dassie, can be found in many areas including Angola, Kenya, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, South Africa, and Tanzania. It prefers a habitat within topical or subtropical arid and moist lowland forests, as well as temperate forests and moist savannah or rocky areas. The southern tree hyrax differs from the rock hyrax in that is nocturnal and resides in trees,...

Grey-faced Sengi, Rhynchocyon udzungwensis
2012-06-17 19:50:17

The grey-faced Sengi (Rhynchocyon udzungwensis) is an elephant shrew that is native to south-central Tanzania, specifically the Udzungwa Mountains. It was found in 2005, in a small area of the Udzungwa Mountains, the Ndundulu Forest. This discovery was considered monumental, as there had been no discoveries of any new elephant shrew species for over a century. The grey-faced sengi occurs in two known populations, within a very small area of its habitat reaching 120 square miles. It resides...

Grant’s Gazelle, Nanger granti
2012-06-15 12:08:26

Grant’s gazelle (Nanger granti) is native to Africa. Its northern range of Tanzania extends south to Ethiopia and the Sudan, and from the coast of Kenya to Lake Victoria. It prefers habitats within shrub lands and grass plains, but can also be found in regions that are more arid. In Swahili, Grant’s gazelle is called Swala Granti. It was placed within the Nanger subgenus of the genus Gazella, before Nanger became a separate genus. Grant’s gazelle holds five recognized subspecies. The...

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2009-07-28 13:48:34

Elaphrosaurus or "lightweight lizard" is a genus of carnivorous dinosaur from the Late Jurassic Period. It lived in what is now the Kimmeridgian state of Tanzania. Its skeleton was found in the Tendaguru Beds of Tanzania. A related animal was found in the Morrison Formation of the western United States. Most fossils of theropods found have only been fragments, until the discovery of a single nearly complete skeleton of Elaphrosaurus. It did not contain the skull. Elaphrosaurus was about...

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Word of the Day
holluschickie
  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'
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