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Elephant Memories By Cynthia Moss

Elephant Memories By Cynthia Moss

Cynthia Moss spent thirteen years in Amboseli National Reserve studying the elephants there. The book Elephant Memories is the culmination of her work. Cynthia writes about the elephants as if they were her friends or her family. She is obviously…

Somali Wild Ass Facts

Somali Wild Ass Facts

Name: Somali Wild Ass Scientific Name: Equus africanus somaliensis Height: About four feet at the shoulder. Average Adult Weight: 600 pounds Life Span: 20 Years Description: The Somali Wild Ass is gray with a white belly. The lower half of…

Dama Gazelle Facts

Dama Gazelle Facts

Name: Dama Gazelle (Nanger dama, Addra Gazelle, Ariel, Damagazelle, Mhorr Gazelle, Nanger, Red-necked Gazelle, Ril) Scientific Name: Gazella Dama Height: 42 inches (108 cm) Average Adult Weight: Up to 190 pounds (85 kg) Life Span: 12 years in the wild,…

Giraffe Facts

Giraffe Facts

Name: Giraffe Latin Name: Giraffe camelopardalis, which means “the fast-walking camel-leopard.” African Names: Twiga (Swahili), Ndwiga (Kikuyu), Furiramudenga (Shona), Thutlwa (Tswana), Indiulamithi (Zulu) Sub-Species: 9 accepted sub-species – Reticulated giraffes (most common, brown spots on white), Nubian giraffes, Nigerian/West African…

African Elephant Facts

African Elephant Facts

Name: African Elephant Name: African Elephant (includes Forest Elephants and Savannah Elephants) Latin Name: Loxodonta africana African Names: Tembo or Ndovo (Swahili), Ndovu (Kikuyu), Indlovu (Zulu), Olifant (Afrikaans), Indofu (Luhya), Nzou (Shona), Tlôu (Tswana) Height: 8 feet 11 inches Average…