Quantcast

Latest Wildebeest Stories

3e8588df7ffae9df3cb5495e158da7b21
2009-04-22 13:30:00

Researchers reported on Wednesday that numbers of wild grazing animals in Kenya's world-renowned Masai Mara National Reserve have fallen substantially in 15 years as wildlife competes with neighboring human settlements, Reuters reported. In 2006, a U.S. TV network and newspaper named the Masai Mara, best known for its spectacular annual wildebeest migration, the seventh "New Wonder" of the world as hundreds of thousands of tourists visit the reserve annually. However, six species -- giraffes,...

f9f7167db1efe25e6b2297571621e4b4
2008-09-01 09:30:00

By Jenny Haworth Climate change could trigger an explosion in the number of new species in Africa, according to research from Edinburgh University. The future loss of lakes and rivers in Africa would influence how species such as buffalo, wildebeest and elephants evolve, according to scientists. Large populations of animals, which need water to survive, could be divided and, over time, evolve into new species to cope with their new surroundings. An isolated population of buffalo, unable...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
Related