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Buhé

Buhé

Ethiopians celebrate a holiday called Buhé (pronounced boo HAY). Buhé is celebrated on August 19th (or 20th during leap year) which is during the rainy season in Ethiopia. On the night before Buhé, households get bread dough ready for baking…

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…

Saddle-Billed Stork Facts

Saddle-Billed Stork Facts

Name: Saddle-Billed Stork (or Saddlebill) Scientific Name: Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis African Names:Saalbekooievaar (Afrikaans), Kandjendje (Kwangali), Korongo Domo-ngazi (Swahili), Ngwamhlanga (Tsonga) Height: Saddle-billed storks are the largest of the African storks. The saddle-billed stork is between 5 and 6 feet tall. Their…

Eastern Yellow-Billed Hornbill Facts

Eastern Yellow-Billed Hornbill Facts

Name: Eastern Yellow-Billed Hornbill also known as Yellow-Billed Hornbill Scientific Name: Tockus flavirostris African Names: Buurtuu (Hausa), Ndege (Kiswahili), Mbizi(Kiswahili), Kwembe (Kiswahili), Kholwane (Zulu) Length: 18 inches to 24 inches Average Adult Weight: 6 to 10 ounces Life Span: The…